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Poland – Denmark, Poles strike first

Poland – Denmark, Poles strike first

WARSAW, Poland. Aug 14 (Reuters) – Poland scored two early second-half goals to beat Denmark 3-2 in a friendly on Wednesday, giving the Poles a rare victory after a poor World Cup qualifying campaign.

Poland - DenmarkFinal Score: Poland – Denmark 3:2

Poland, who trailed 1-2 at halftime, equalised when Jakub Blaszczykowski threaded a precise pass through a wall of Danish defenders to Waldemar Sobota who shot past goalkeeper Stephan Andersen.

Two minutes later, Piotr Zielinski scored from just inside the penalty box.

Denmark were sluggish in the second half after outplaying Poland for most of the first period when Christian Eriksen scored from a free kick in the 18th minute and Martin Braithwaite added a second just before the interval.

Poland started the scoring spree in the fourth minute when Mateusz Klich found the top corner of the goal following a pass by Blaszczykowski.


Poland – Denmark 3:2
Klich 4′, Sbota 59′, Zieliński 60′ – Eriksen 18′, Braithwaite 45′

Referee: Yudai Yamamoto (Japon) Spectators: 34,500

Poland: Wojciech Szczęsny (46′ Artur Boruc) – Artur Jędrzejczyk (75′ Piotr Celeban), Łukasz Szukała, Kamil Glik, Jakub Wawrzyniak, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Przemysław Kaźmierczak (46′ Piotr Zieliński), Jakub Błaszczykowski, Mateusz Klich (86′ Bartosz Salamon), Waldemar Sobota (89′ Adrian Mierzejewski), Robert Lewandowski (78′ Artur Sobiech)

Denmark: Stephan Andersen – Lars Jacobsen, Simon Kjaer (64′ Jannik Vestergaard), Andreas Bjelland, Nicolai Boilesen (46′ Peter Ankersen), William Kvist, Mike Jensen (78′ Casper Sloth), Christian Eriksen, Martin Braithwaite (46′ Kasper Kusk), Nicklas Pedersen (46′ Nicki Bille Nielsen), Viktor Fischer (72′ Michael Krohn-Dehli)

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