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European qualifiers - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

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Group I - Matchday 8
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/09/2021QR (GS)Poland - Albania4-1
WarsawLewandowski 12, Buksa 44, Krychowiak 54, Linetty 89; Çikalleshi 25
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/1989QR (GS)Albania - Poland1-2
TiranaKushta 63; Tarasiewicz 45, Ziober 83
19/10/1988QR (GS)Poland - Albania1-0
KatowiceWarzycha 78
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/05/1985QR (GS)Albania - Poland0-1
TiranaBoniek 24
31/10/1984QR (GS)Poland - Albania2-2MielecSmolarek 23, Palasz 79; Minga 54, Kola 76
1972 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/05/1971PR (GS)Albania - Poland1-1TiranaZhega 31; Banas 6
14/10/1970PR (GS)Poland - Albania3-0
ChorzowGadocha 19, Lubanski 83, Szoltysik 90
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Albania30124013----11038618
Poland43103210----11830186

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Squad list Only this chapter

Albania - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Etrit Berisha10/03/198932Torino - 500068-
12Gentian Selmani09/03/199823Boluspor - 00002-
23Thomas Strakosha19/03/199526Lazio - 200016-
Defenders
4Elseid Hysaj02/02/199427Lazio - 6100612
5Frédéric Veseli20/11/199228Salernitana*300036-
13Enea Mihaj05/07/199823PAOK - 10006-
14Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199229Lecce - 0000111
15Marash Kumbulla08/02/200021Roma - 500010-
18Ardian Ismajli30/09/199625Empoli - 5000221
Midfielders
3Ermir Lenjani05/08/198932Grasshoppers - 3100384
7Keidi Bare28/08/199724Espanyol - 6000182
8Klaus Gjasula14/12/198931Darmstadt*500014-
9Enis Çokaj23/02/199922Lokomotiva Zagreb - 10001-
11Myrto Uzuni31/05/199526Ferencváros - 7200193
19Ylber Ramadani12/04/199625MTK - 3000121
20Lorenc Trashi19/05/199229Qadsia*4000131
21Odise Roshi22/05/199130Boluspor*5000635
22Nedim Bajrami28/02/199922Empoli - 30003-
Forwards
10Rey Manaj24/02/199724Spezia - 6200276
17Armando Broja10/09/200120Southampton*630093
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194576 - 700024-
Poland - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Wojciech Szczęsny18/04/199031Juventus - 600059-
12Łukasz Skorupski05/05/199130Bologna - 10005-
22Radosław Majecki16/11/199921Monaco - 10001-
Defenders
2Robert Gumny04/06/199823Augsburg - 10002-
4Tomasz Kędziora11/06/199427Dynamo Kyiv - 2100251
5Jan Bednarek12/04/199625Southampton*4000351
6Michał Helik09/09/199526Barnsley*50006-
15Kamil Glik03/02/198833Benevento*5000886
18Bartosz Bereszyński12/07/199229Sampdoria*500037-
21Tymoteusz Puchacz23/01/199922Union Berlin*30008-
Midfielders
3Pawel Dawidowicz20/05/199526Verona - 30006-
7Kamil Jóźwiak22/04/199823Derby - 5100192
10Grzegorz Krychowiak29/01/199031Krasnodar*5100845
13Przemysław Płacheta23/03/199823Norwich - 20006-
14Mateusz Klich13/06/199031Leeds - 1000352
16Jakub Moder07/04/199922Brighton - 6100161
17Kacper Kozłowski16/10/200317Pogoń - 20006-
19Przemysław Frankowski12/04/199526Lens - 4000191
20Piotr Zieliński20/05/199427Napoli - 3000637
Forwards
8Adam Buksa12/07/199625New England Revolution - 450045
9Robert Lewandowski21/08/198833Bayern - 660012672
11Karol Świderski23/01/199724PAOK*6300114
23Krzysztof Piątek01/07/199526Hertha - 4200198
Coach
-Paulo Sousa30/08/197051 - 40009-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeClément Turpin (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesNicolas Danos (FRA) , Cyril Gringore (FRA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJérôme Brisard (FRA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeAmaury Delerue (FRA)
  • Fourth officialRuddy Buquet (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateFernand Meese (BEL)
  • UEFA Referee observerMichael Koukoulakis (GRE)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Clément Turpin16/05/1982598

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/07/2012UCL2QRFK Budućnost PodgoricaWKS Śląsk Wrocław0-2Podgorica
15/11/2020UNLGS-FTItalyPoland2-0Reggio Emilia

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Albania

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England761023219
    Albania750211615
    Poland742124814
    Hungary7313121110
    Andorra71064193
    San Marino70071290
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Andorra 0-1 Albania
    0-1 Lenjani 41
    Berisha, Lenjani (81 Roshi), Hysaj, Djimsiti, Bare, Gjasula, Memushaj (62 Laci), Manaj (62 Uzuni), Kumbulla, Çikalleshi (81 Broja), Ismajli
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Albania 0-2 England
    0-1 Kane 38, 0-2 Mount 63
    Berisha, Memolla (59 Gjasula), Hysaj, Veseli, Djimsiti, Bare (71 Memushaj), Uzuni, Laci (89 Ramadani), Çikalleshi (59 Manaj), Broja (59 Lenjani), Ismajli
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    San Marino 0-2 Albania
    0-1 Manaj 63, 0-2 Uzuni 85
    Strakosha, Lenjani (87 Mitaj), Hysaj, Veseli, Djimsiti, Bare, Manaj (87 Çikalleshi), Arlind Ajeti, Laci (46 Uzuni), Broja (46 Roshi), Ramadani
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Poland 4-1 Albania
    1-0 Lewandowski 12, 1-1 Çikalleshi 25, 2-1 Buksa 44, 3-1 Krychowiak 54, 4-1 Linetty 89
    Berisha, Hysaj, Djimsiti, Bare, Gjasula, Manaj (67 Balaj), Kumbulla, Çikalleshi (83 Uzuni), Ismajli, Trashi (67 Roshi), Abrashi (74 Çekiçi)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Albania 1-0 Hungary
    1-0 Broja 87
    Berisha, Doka (78 Hoxhallari), Djimsiti, Gjasula, Bajrami (63 Laci), Uzuni, Kumbulla, Ismajli, Balaj (78 Broja), Trashi (46 Roshi), Abrashi (69 Çekiçi)
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Albania 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Manaj 32, 2-0 Laci 58, 3-0 Broja 61, 4-0 Hysaj 68, 5-0 Uzuni 80
    Strakosha, Hysaj (81 Doka), Djimsiti, Bare, Bajrami (46 Broja), Manaj, Uzuni (81 Çokaj), Mihaj, Laci (71 Ramadani), Kumbulla, Trashi (46 Roshi)
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Hungary 0-1 Albania
    0-1 Broja 80
    Berisha, Hysaj, Djimsiti (30 Veseli), Bare, Gjasula, Çekiçi (46 Bajrami), Uzuni (66 Broja), Kumbulla, Çikalleshi (66 Manaj), Ismajli, Trashi (85 Iván Balliu)
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    Albania-Poland
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    England-Albania
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Albania-Andorra

Poland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Hungary 3-3 Poland
    1-0 Sallai 6, 2-0 Ad. Szalai 53, 2-1 K. Piątek 60, 2-2 Jóźwiak 61, 3-2 Orbán 78, 3-3 Lewandowski 83
    Szczęsny, Reca (79 Rybus), Bednarek, Milik (84 Grosicki), Helik (58 Glik), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Moder (59 K. Piątek), Bereszyński, Szymański (59 Jóźwiak), Zieliński
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Poland 3-0 Andorra
    1-0 Lewandowski 30, 2-0 Lewandowski 55, 3-0 Świderski 88
    Szczęsny, Piątkowski, Milik (60 Płacheta), Lewandowski (63 Świderski), Krychowiak, Rybus (60 Grosicki), Glik, Bereszyński (60 Dawidowicz), Zieliński (73 Kozłowski), Jóźwiak, K. Piątek
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    England 2-1 Poland
    1-0 Kane 19 (P) , 1-1 Moder 58, 2-1 Maguire 85
    Szczęsny, Bednarek, Świderski (46 Milik), Krychowiak, Rybus (86 Reca), Helik (54 Jóźwiak), Glik, Moder, Bereszyński, Zieliński (86 Grosicki), K. Piątek (76 Augustyniak)
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Poland 4-1 Albania
    1-0 Lewandowski 12, 1-1 Çikalleshi 25, 2-1 Buksa 44, 3-1 Krychowiak 54, 4-1 Linetty 89
    Szczęsny, Bednarek, Jóźwiak, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Rybus (81 Puchacz), Buksa (81 Świderski), Glik, Moder, Bereszyński (32 Dawidowicz), Frankowski (61 Linetty)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    San Marino 1-7 Poland
    0-1 Lewandowski 4, 0-2 Świderski 16, 0-3 Lewandowski 21, 0-4 Linetty 44, 1-4 Nanni 48, 1-5 Buksa 67, 1-6 Buksa 90+2, 1-7 Buksa 90+4
    Szczęsny (46 Skorupski), Piątkowski, Kędziora, Helik, Linetty (79 Frankowski), Lewandowski (46 Buksa), Świderski, Moder (46 Slisz), Szymański, Kamiński, Puchacz (66 Zalewski)
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Poland 1-1 England
    0-1 Kane 72, 1-1 Szymański 90+2
    Szczęsny, Dawidowicz, Bednarek, Jóźwiak (80 Frankowski), Linetty, Lewandowski, Krychowiak (68 Szymański), Buksa (63 Świderski), Glik (80 Helik), Moder, Puchacz (80 Rybus)
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Poland 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Świderski 10, 2-0 Brolli 20 (og) , 3-0 Kędziora 50, 4-0 Buksa 84, 5-0 K. Piątek 90+1
    Fabiański (57 Majecki), Gumny, Kędziora, Helik, Linetty, Lewandowski (66 Moder), Świderski (72 Buksa), Płacheta, Klich (46 K. Piątek), Kozłowski, Frankowski (65 Bereszyński)
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    Albania-Poland
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    Andorra-Poland
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Poland-Hungary

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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