Lewandowski's Poland in for 'fierce fight'

Robert Lewandowski gave a birthday kiss after each of his goals against Gibraltar, but as Poland celebrated, he and his team-mates knew tough matches lay ahead.

Watch all of the goals as Kamil Grosicki, Robert Lewandowski and Arkadiusz Milik all scored twice for Poland in an 8-1 rout of Gibraltar in qualifying.

Striker Robert got two goals against Gibraltar, and his wife Anna got kisses blown to her from the pitch after each of them, and a cake to celebrate her 27th birthday after the final whistle; all in all, a good UEFA EURO 2016 night for the Lewandowski family.

With ten goals from his eight Group D games, Lewandowski is the top scorer in qualifying, two goals clear of his Bayern München team-mate, Germany's Thomas Müller. Having scored four in the sides' first meeting, and two more in last night's 8-1 success, the Poland striker is particularly enjoying games against Gibraltar, but after last night's victory, it was the group situation – where Poland trail Germany by two points in second place – that was his main concern.

"Of course, it's nice to be top scorer, but what ultimately matters is our situation in the group," he told UEFA.com. "I was not obsessing over how many goals I would score – if I was, I might have scored more. Me and Kamil Glik decided to let Kuba Błaszczykowski take our penalty as he needs to get some confidence right now and goals always help with that.

"There will be a fierce fight until the end between Poland, Scotland and Ireland, and we have to be focused on these final October games [away against Scotland and at home against the Irish]," he added.

Kamil Grosicki also scored twice and got too assists as well, the 27-year-old Stade Rennais winger happy to have something to celebrate following Friday's 3-1 loss in Germany.

Bartosz Kapustka scores on his Poland debut
Bartosz Kapustka scores on his Poland debut©AFP/Getty Images

"I made a good assist against Germany – I have watched the video clip of it a lot – but the goals and assists here give me more happiness because we won," he told UEFA.com. "We all know that the last two games will be decisive, and the most important thing is that everything is in 'our Polish legs'. We don't need any favours from anybody. If we do our job, we will get to the finals."

Cracovia midfielder Bartosz Kapustka was feeling positive too, the 18-year-old debutant having scored his first Poland goal. "I have to thank Kamil Grosicki for a great assist," he said. "It was a marvelous night – a dream come true for me, though I am not 100% thrilled as there were things I could have done better. My team-mates mocked me before the game saying that there was lots of pressure on me because I was wearing the No10 shirt, but I did not feel it. I am keeping the shirt from this match now – it is like a holy relic for me!"

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