Qualifying round (Group H) - 26/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - National Stadium Warsaw - Warsaw
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Lewandowski-inspired Poland beat San Marino

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 23.15CET
Poland 5-0 San Marino
Captain for the first time, Robert Lewandowski ended his international drought with two penalties to help Poland to a comfortable victory.
Lewandowski-inspired Poland beat San Marino
Robert Lewandowski celebrates one of his two goals against San Marino ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

PolandSan Marino

Goals scored5
 
0
Total attempts29
 
2
Attempts on target13
 
1
off target9
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners19
 
0
Offsides3
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
15
Fouls suffered13
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 23:14 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 23.15CET

Lewandowski-inspired Poland beat San Marino

Poland 5-0 San Marino
Captain for the first time, Robert Lewandowski ended his international drought with two penalties to help Poland to a comfortable victory.

Poland kept touch with the FIFA World Cup qualifying Group H pacesetters courtesy of a 5-0 home win against San Marino.

Robert Lewandowski scored a penalty in each half for Poland, his first international goals since his country's 1-1 draw with Greece in the opening game of UEFA EURO 2012. Łukasz Piszczek, Łukasz Teodorczyk and Jakub Kosecki also got in on the act to ensure Waldemar Fornalik's side remain level with Ukraine, four points behind England and six adrift of section leaders Montenegro.

Lewandowski, leading scorer in the Bundesliga with 19 goals, was on a nine-match drought with Poland prior to tonight. Back in Warsaw as the hosts' captain, however, he ended his wait with a spot kick midway through the first period. Piszczek picked up a precise pass from Adrian Mierzejewski and finished from eight metres to double Poland's advantage just before the half-hour.

Lewandowski made it three with another penalty soon after the interval and Teodorczyk added a fourth on 61 minutes following a fine ball from Kamil Grosicki. Kosecki rounded off the night in added time with his first national-team goal, Lewandowski this time the creator.

Last updated: 27/03/13 0.44CET

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Lineup

Poland

Poland

San Marino

San Marino

1Artur Boruc (GK)1Aldo Simoncini (GK)
5Bartosz Salamon
Substitution87
2Alex Della Valle
Yellow Card55
Substitution80
7Eugen Polanski
Yellow Card43
3Mirko Palazzi
8Grzegorz Krychowiak
Yellow Card47
4Fabio Vitaioli
9Robert Lewandowski (C)
Goal21
Goal50
5Alessandro Della Valle
Yellow Card21
14Jakub Wawrzyniak6Gianluca Bollini
Substitution57
15Kamil Glik
Substitution46
7Matteo Vitaioli
18Adrian Mierzejewski8Fabio Bollini
Yellow Card68
21Kamil Grosicki9Matteo Coppini
23Arkadiusz Milik
Yellow Card54
Substitution59
10Andy Selva
Substitution51
26Łukasz Piszczek
Goal28
11Alex Gasperoni
Yellow Card85

Substitutes

12Wojciech Szczęsny (GK)12Federico Valentini (GK)
3Piotr Celeban13Simone Bacciocchi
Substitution57
4Sebastian Boenisch14Enrico Cibelli
5Marcin Komorowski15Lorenzo Buscarini
Substitution80
6Ariel Borysiuk17Danilo Rinaldi
Substitution51
10Ludovic Obraniak18Damiano Vannucci
17Jakub Kosecki
Substitution46
Goal90+2
19Carlo Valentini
19Radosław Majewski20Alessandro Bianchi
20Maciej Rybus
24Lukasz Teodorczyk
Substitution59
Goal61
27Marcin Wasilewski
Substitution87

Coach

Waldemar Fornalik (POL) Giampaolo Mazza (SMR)

Referee

Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Svein Inge Wiken (NOR), Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)

Fourth official

Tore Hansen (NOR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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