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Late Lewandowski Brace Gives Poland Win over Iceland

Robert Lewandowski lead his side to a late victory against a formadible Icelandic team / PAP
Late Lewandowski Brace Gives Poland Win over Iceland

WARSAW, Poland. November 13 (PSN) – Fans were able to watch as many as six goals scored on Friday evening as they sat in the stands of the National Stadium in Warsaw. The Polish national team after a rather thrilling and interesting exhibition match defeated Iceland 4:2 .

FT: Poland – Iceland 4:2

Poland scored all their goals only in the second half. Robert Lewandowski scored two late in-game, while Kamil Grosicki and Bartosz Kapustka each had one.

The match began with some real bad luck by the Poles. The referee dictated a penalty for the visitors as early as the third minute, suspecting a foul on Ragnar Sigurdssonie by Jakub Wawrzyniak. Gylfi Sigurdsson converted the penalty shot to a goal to give his side the lead.

While looking weak in the first period everything fortunately changed by the half. Goals from Kamil Grosicki and Bartosz Kapustka gave the bialo-czerwoni the lead and it almost seemed to stay that way. Iceland responded promptly to tie up the game after a Lukasz Szukala turn over.

Eventually two late goals powered by Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski removed any belief Iceland had in winning.

By the end the hosts calmly controlled the course of the game. The Poles achieved a deserved victory that continues to improve the team’s morale standing for any future matches in preparation for next year’s UEFA EURO championship.

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Poland – Iceland 4:2 (0:1)
Goals: Grosicki 52′, Kapustka 66′, Lewandowski 76′, 79′ – Sigurðsson 4′ (Pk), Finnbogason 69′

Yellow carded: Zieliński
Referee: Padraigh Sutton (Ireland) Attendance: 56 207

Poland: 1. Wojciech Szczęsny – 20. Łukasz Piszczek, 4. Łukasz Szukała, 15. Kamil Glik, 14. Jakub Wawrzyniak (65, 26. Bartosz Kapustka) – 16. Jakub Błaszczykowski (12, 13. Maciej Rybus), 10. Grzegorz Krychowiak, 19. Piotr Zieliński (65, 5. Krzysztof Mączyński), 7. Arkadiusz Milik (86, 27. Mariusz Stępiński), 11. Kamil Grosicki (86, 8. Karol Linetty) – 9. Robert Lewandowski (90, 24. Artur Sobiech)

Iceland: 1. Ögmundur Kristinsson – 2. Birkir Már Sævarsson, 5. Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson, 6. Ragnar Sigurðsson, 23. Ari Freyr Skúlason – 16. Arnór Ingvi Traustason, 17. Aron Gunnarsson (46, 21. Rúnar Sigurjónsson), 10. Gylfi Sigurðsson, 15. Jón Daði Böðvarsson (76, 7. Jóhann Guðmundsson), 8. Birkir Bjarnason (46, 18. Theódór Elmar Bjarnason) – 9. Kolbeinn Sigþórsson (16, 11. Alfreð Finnbogason)

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