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Milik treble delights Poland in Malta

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 20.45CET
Malta 1-5 Poland
Arkadiusz Milik struck a hat-trick as Poland moved top of Group 7 with coach Marcin Dorna praising his side's physical effort.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Ta' Qali National Stadium
Milik treble delights Poland in Malta
Arkadiusz Milik hit a hat-trick for Poland ©Domenic Aquilina

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Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 20.45CET

Milik treble delights Poland in Malta

Malta 1-5 Poland
Arkadiusz Milik struck a hat-trick as Poland moved top of Group 7 with coach Marcin Dorna praising his side's physical effort.

Arkadiusz Milik struck a hat-trick as Poland moved top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7.

Milik scored twice before the break and again just past the hour, by which point Michał Chrapek and Bartłomiej Pawłowski had added to Poland's lead. Stephen Pisani converted a late penalty for Raymond Farrugia's side, their first goal in the group, but it was Poland's day as they moved two points ahead of Turkey, who have a game in hand.

FC Augsburg forward Milik broke the deadlock on 28 minutes after a sramble from Piotr Zieliński's corner. Just before the interval, Wojciech Golla worked his way down the right before releasing a perfect pass for the onrushing Milik to score his second.

Chrapek made it three on 55 minutes, set up by Bartosz Bereszyński, and Pawłowski had the fourth on the hour. Milik's treble was complete in the 65th minute after good work from Chrapek, though Malta at least had an added-time consolation; Bereszyński bringing down Zach Muscat in the box and Pisani scoring from the spot.

Poland coach Marcin Dorna, whose team end their year with their penultimate group fixture against Greece in Krakow on Tuesday, said: "My plans were that, as we knew Malta could be dangerous on home soil, we decided to push and put pressure on the home side immediately and the result shows that this worked well. The physical side of my players showed quite well in the second half. We kept on pushing despite the scoreline and I am pleased with the performance of my team."

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.18CET

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Lineups

Malta

Malta

Poland

Poland

1
CiniYenz Cini (GK)
1
SzumskiJakub Szumski (GK)
2
TaboneMatthew Tabone
2
JanickiRafał Janicki
6
Z. MuscatZach Muscat (C)
3
DziwnielDaniel Dziwniel
7
MicallefLydon Micallef
Substitution55
4
GollaWojciech Golla
10
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
Goal90+2
6
ChrapekMichał Chrapek
Goal55
13
S. BorgSacha Borg
7
ZielińskiPiotr Zieliński
Yellow Card24
16
C. BorgClyde Borg
8
FurmanDominik Furman (C)
Substitution75
19
B. MuscatBrandon Muscat
Substitution69
9
MilikArkadiusz Milik
Goal28
Goal43
Goal65
Substitution69
20
CamenzuliRyan Camenzuli
Substitution55
15
WszołekPaweł Wszołek
21
SciclunaRyan Scicluna
16
BereszyńskiBartosz Bereszyński
22
D. ZerafaDaniel Zerafa
19
PawłowskiBartłomiej Pawłowski
Goal60
Substitution63

Substitutes

12
BorgJurgen Borg (GK)
12
PtakTomasz Ptak (GK)
4
TantiKeith Tanti
5
LewandowskiMateusz Lewandowski
Substitution63
5
B. FarrugiaBrooke Farrugia
Substitution69
11
PazioAdam Pazio
9
MckayGodwin Mckay
Substitution55
13
ParzyszekPiotr Parzyszek
Substitution69
14
CremonaLlywelyn Cremona
14
DąbrowskiDamian Dąbrowski
Substitution75
17
J. PisaniJurgen Pisani
Substitution55
18
MichalskiSeweryn Michalski
18
Sam. ArabSamir Arab
20
PrzybyłkoKacper Przybyłko

Coach

Raymond Farrugia (MLT) Marcin Dorna (POL)

Referee

Jari Järvinen (FIN)

Assistant referees

Marko Hänninen (FIN), Jonas Turunen (FIN)

Fourth official

Ville Nevalainen (FIN)

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