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Lewandowski hat-trick crowns Poland triumph

Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 20.11CET
Poland 4-0 Georgia
The hosts consolidated their position atop Group D with another win in Warsaw, Robert Lewandowski scoring three in the last five minutes.
by Piotr Kozminski
from Stadion Narodowy

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Match statistics

PolandGeorgia

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)47
 
53
Total attempts19
 
9
on target10
 
3
off target6
 
4
blocked3
 
2
against woodwork0
1
Corners10
 
4
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
9

Standings

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Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 20.11CET

Lewandowski hat-trick crowns Poland triumph

Poland 4-0 Georgia
The hosts consolidated their position atop Group D with another win in Warsaw, Robert Lewandowski scoring three in the last five minutes.

Poland consolidate first place in Group D with ultimately comfortable win against Georgia
Arkadiusz Milik gives home side second-half lead in Warsaw (62)
Robert Lewandowski makes points safe with late second (89)
FC Bayern München striker completes hat-trick with two more goals in added time
Next games: Germany v Poland, Georgia v Scotland (4 September)

Poland remained clear at the top of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group D with an ultimately comfortable victory against Georgia as Robert Lewandowski scored three times in the closing stages.

Adam Nawalka's Poland had won three of their first five matches but were initially frustrated in Warsaw before Arkadiusz Milik broke the deadlock just past the hour. It seemed that would be enough for all three points yet Lewandowski made sure from Milik's pass in the 89th minute – and then struck again two and three minutes into added time to take his international goals tally to 26.

On the front foot from the off, Poland enjoyed some early success down the flanks with Kamil Grosicki going close in the opening exchanges before Lewandowski passed up three presentable opportunities. The FC Bayern München forward first had one effort cleared off the line before Georgia goalkeeper Giorgi Loria produced two fine saves to thwart his attempts to draw level with Zbigniew Boniek on 24 Poland goals.

Poland found their range after the interval, and ended Georgia's resistance two minutes past the hour. From a corner Grosicki found Krzysztof Mączyński, who moved the ball onto Milik and his powerful drive from 25 metres was unerring. Grosicki himself might have doubled the advantage but his header from Jakub Błaszczykowski's centre missed the target.

Enter Lewandowski. With 60 seconds of normal time left, Milik's pass slipped him clear and this time Loria was beaten by a thunderous finish. Better was to come as Łukasz Piszczek's long ball down the right released Błaszczykowski into the area and the substitute looped a cross over the goalkeeper, Lewandowski nodding in despite the attentions of two defenders.

Still he was not finished. Once more Milik provided the telling ball, splitting a high Georgia defence and inviting Lewandowski to slide a shot past Loria and complete a quick-fire hat-trick.

Last updated: 06/06/16 12.19CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013953/postmatch/report/index.html#lewandowski+downs+georgia

Lineups

Poland

Poland

Georgia

Georgia

22
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
1
LoriaGiorgi Loria (GK)
4
SzukałaŁukasz Szukała
2
LobzhanidzeUcha Lobzhanidze
5
MączyńskiKrzysztof Mączyński
4
KashiaGuram Kashia
7
MilikArkadiusz Milik
Goal62
5
AmisulashviliAleksandre Amisulashvili (C)
8
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
7
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski (C)
Goal89
Goal90+2
Goal90+3
9
OkriashviliTornike Okriashvili
Substitution46
11
GrosickiKamil Grosicki
Substitution80
10
AnanidzeJano Ananidze
13
RybusMaciej Rybus
17
VatsadzeMate Vatsadze
Substitution63
15
PazdanMichał Pazdan
Substitution90
19
KobakhidzeAleksandre Kobakhidze
Substitution76
17
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
Substitution64
21
DvaliLasha Dvali
20
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
22
NavalovskiGiorgi Navalovski

Substitutes

1
SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
13
KvaskhvadzeRoin Kvaskhvadze (GK)
12
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
12
RevishviliNukri Revishvili (GK)
2
CionekThiago Cionek
3
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
3
KomorowskiMarcin Komorowski
Substitution90
6
MakharadzeKakhi Makharadze
6
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
Substitution80
8
DaushviliMurtaz Daushvili
Substitution46
10
LinettyKarol Linetty
11
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia
Substitution63
14
KędzioraTomasz Kędziora
14
TskhadadzeBachana Tskhadadze
Substitution76
16
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Substitution64
15
TotadzeLasha Totadze
18
MilaSebastian Mila
16
AladashviliKakhaber Aladashvili
19
ZielińskiPiotr Zieliński
18
KeniaLevan Kenia
21
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
20
PapunashviliGiorgi Papunashvili
23
BroźŁukasz Broź
23
TsintsadzeMate Tsintsadze

Coach

Adam Nawalka (POL) Kakhaber Tskhadadze (GEO)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Assistant referees

Vitali Malyutin (BLR), Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)

Fourth official

Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)

Additional assistant referees

Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR), Viktor Shimusik (BLR)

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