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Lewandowski hits four as Poland punish Gibraltar

Published: Sunday 7 September 2014, 23.30CET
Gibraltar 0-7 Poland
Robert Lewandowski helped himself to four goals as Poland made it a night to forget for Gibraltar in their first ever competitive international.
by Julian Fortuna
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Match statistics

GibraltarPoland

Goals scored0
7
Possession (%)34
 
66
Total attempts6
 
27
on target1
 
15
off target2
 
8
blocked3
 
4
against woodwork0
1
Corners3
 
9
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
10
Fouls suffered10
 
8

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Published: Sunday 7 September 2014, 23.30CET

Lewandowski hits four as Poland punish Gibraltar

Gibraltar 0-7 Poland
Robert Lewandowski helped himself to four goals as Poland made it a night to forget for Gibraltar in their first ever competitive international.

Poland score six goals after half-time to make a prolific start in Group D
Gibraltar suffer their heaviest defeat since becoming UEFA members
Robert Lewandowski posts his first ever four-goal haul for Poland
Kamil Grosicki also helps himself to a double
Next games: Republic of Ireland v Gibraltar, Poland v Germany (11 October)

Robert Lewandowski was the star of the show thanks to a four-goal salvo as Poland recorded a 7-0 win against UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group D rivals Gibraltar.

Gibraltar were making their competitive debut after earning full UEFA membership last year, and they fell behind on 11 minutes when Kamil Grosicki began the damage. Poland were unable to add another before the interval, yet they made up for that in a second-half blitz, with Lewandowski scoring four goals in an international for the first time along with efforts from Grosicki and Łukasz Szukała.

Adam Nawałka's charges made a bright start to the game and first tested goalkeeper Jordan Perez via a Kamil Glik header. That attempt was saved, but a minute later Lewandowski laid the ball off to Grosicki, whose low shot from outside the box found its way into the net via a deflection.

Gibraltar did well to keep the scoreline down until the break, yet the floodgates opened in the second period, with Poland conjuring four goals in the space of ten minutes shortly after the restart – Grosicki grabbing his second, followed by a Lewandowski brace and a Szukala strike.

The physical challenge was taking its toll on Gibraltar's players in Faro-Loule and Lewandowski was able to add two more efforts to his tally, firstly racing clear onto a through ball from Maciej Rybus and then beating two defenders before firing past Perez in added time.

Last updated: 03/06/15 5.01CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013816/postmatch/report/index.html#lewandowski+hits+four

Lineups

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Poland

Poland

1
J. PerezJordan Perez (GK)
1
SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
2
WisemanScott Wiseman
4
SzukałaŁukasz Szukała
Goal58
3
J. ChipolinaJoseph Chipolina
7
MilikArkadiusz Milik
Substitution71
4
ArtellDavid Artell
Yellow Card68
Substitution88
8
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
5
R. CasciaroRyan Casciaro
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski (C)
Goal50
Goal53
Goal86
Goal90+2
6
R. ChipolinaRoy Chipolina (C)
10
KlichMateusz Klich
Yellow Card17
Substitution71
7
L. CasciaroLee Casciaro
11
GrosickiKamil Grosicki
Goal11
Goal48
Substitution78
8
BadoRafael Bado
Substitution46
13
RybusMaciej Rybus
9
K. CasciaroKyle Casciaro
Substitution63
14
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
10
WalkerLiam Walker
15
GlikKamil Glik
Yellow Card41
16
B. PerezBrian Perez
17
OlkowskiPaweł Olkowski

Substitutes

13
J. RobbaJamie Robba (GK)
22
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
23
BarnfatherLouie Barnfather (GK)
12
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
11
GoslingJake Gosling
Substitution46
2
CionekThiago Cionek
12
LopezJeremy Lopez
3
JędrzejczykArtur Jędrzejczyk
14
SergeantJohn Sergeant
5
SobotaWaldemar Sobota
Substitution71
15
PriestleyAdam Priestley
Substitution63
16
MączyńskiKrzysztof Mączyński
Substitution71
18
SantosYogan Santos
18
MilaSebastian Mila
19
PayasAaron Payas
Substitution88
19
StarzyńskiFilip Starzyński
Substitution78
20
BallantineScott Ballantine
21
ZacharaMateusz Zachara
21
GarciaJean-Carlos Garcia
23
SadlokMaciej Sadlok
22
HernandezAnthony Hernandez

Coach

Allen Bula (GIB) Adam Nawalka (POL)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Fredrik Nilsson (SWE), Mehmet Culum (SWE)

Fourth official

Per Brogevik (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE), Michael Lerjeus (SWE)

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