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Lethal Poland too strong for Gibraltar

Published: Monday 7 September 2015, 23.07CET
Poland 8-1 Gibraltar 
Poland became the first team to score eight in this qualifying campaign before the visitors found the net for only the second time.
by Piotr Kozminski
from Stadion Narodowy

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Match statistics

PolandGibraltar

Goals scored8
 
1
Possession (%)62
 
38
Total attempts28
 
10
on target16
 
6
off target7
 
2
blocked5
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners11
 
5
Offsides4
 
3
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
5
Fouls suffered5
 
8

Standings

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Published: Monday 7 September 2015, 23.07CET

Lethal Poland too strong for Gibraltar

Poland 8-1 Gibraltar 
Poland became the first team to score eight in this qualifying campaign before the visitors found the net for only the second time.

  • Leading scorer Robert Lewandowski takes his qualifying tally to ten goals
  • The No9's double is matched by Kamil Grosicki and Arkadiusz Milik
  • Poland make it 15 goals against Gibraltar in their two Group D meetings
  • Visitors end game on high with second ever competitive goal
  • Next matches: Scotland v Poland, Georgia v Gibraltar (8 October)

Two more goals for Robert Lewandowski took his Group D tally to ten as Poland showed no mercy against Gibraltar to stay two points off leaders Germany at the top of their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying section.

Kamil Grosicki and Arkadiusz Milik matched Lewandowski's double as the hosts proved far too good for a team they beat 7-0 on matchday one. The result keeps Adam Nawalka's men in touch with the world champions and maintains a two-point cushion over the Republic of Ireland, while there was consolation for the visitors who registered their second ever competitive goal through Jake Gosling.

Gibraltar have proved a favourite opposition not just for Lewandowski – who hit four in the sides' first meeting – but also Grosicki who netted twice in Faro-Loule a year ago. The Rennes man opened the scoring eight minutes in, heading in a Lewandowski cross, before chipping Jordan Perez to double both his and his country's advantage.

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Arkadiusz Milik (left) scored twice

Lewandowski looped an effort from range into the top corner to make it three in the 18th minute, then found the target again from Milik's cross. The Bayern München forward spurned the opportunity of a hat-trick, denied by Lopez when one-on-one, so it was left to Milik to extend the lead with a neat finish after Grzegorz Krychowiak's pass sent him clear.

Jakub Błaszczykowski converted from the penalty spot after Lewandowski was fouled by Erin Barnett before two goals in as many minutes rounded off the Polish rout, Milik and Bartosz Kapustka finding the target in double-quick succession.

Even so, three minutes from time there was a bright end to an otherwise difficult Warsaw evening for the Gibraltarians when Gosling danced past two tacklers and side-footed beyond Łukasz Fabiański to become his country's second scorer in competitive internationals.

Last updated: 06/06/16 12.23CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2014005/postmatch/report/index.html#poland+eight

Lineups

Poland

Poland

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

22
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
1
J. PerezJordan Perez (GK)
4
SzukałaŁukasz Szukała
3
J. ChipolinaJoseph Chipolina
5
MączyńskiKrzysztof Mączyński
6
R. ChipolinaRoy Chipolina (C)
7
MilikArkadiusz Milik
Goal56
Goal72
7
L. CasciaroLee Casciaro
Substitution79
8
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
10
WalkerLiam Walker
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski (C)
Goal18
Goal29
Substitution66
11
GoslingJake Gosling
Goal87
11
GrosickiKamil Grosicki
Goal8
Goal15
15
BarnettErin Barnett
13
RybusMaciej Rybus
17
BardonAnthony Bardon
14
OlkowskiPaweł Olkowski
Substitution87
18
J.P. DuarteJohn Paul Duarte
Substitution68
15
GlikKamil Glik
19
J. CoombesJamie Coombes
Substitution46
16
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Goal59
Substitution62
20
GarciaJean-Carlos Garcia

Substitutes

1
SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
23
NealeLiam Neale (GK)
12
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
13
J. RobbaJamie Robba (GK)
20
TytońPrzemysław Tytoń (GK)
2
BosioJames Bosio
Substitution68
2
CionekThiago Cionek
4
SergeantJohn Sergeant
3
JędrzejczykArtur Jędrzejczyk
5
R. CasciaroRyan Casciaro
6
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
8
Mascarenhas-OliveroJayce Mascarenhas-Olivero
10
KapustkaBartosz Kapustka
Substitution62
Goal73
9
K. CasciaroKyle Casciaro
Substitution46
17
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
12
LopezJeremy Lopez
Substitution79
18
MilaSebastian Mila
Substitution87
14
VictoryJesse Victory
19
ZielińskiPiotr Zieliński
Substitution66
16
RovegnoJustin Rovegno
21
WilczekKamil Wilczek
21
GuilingRobert Guiling
23
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
22
YomeMichael Yome

Coach

Adam Nawalka (POL) Jeff Wood (ENG)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)

Fourth official

Aleksandr Radius (LTU)

Additional assistant referees

Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU), Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution