LUBLIN, Poland. June 19 (PSN) – The U21 Poland team have gained a life line after successfully drawing Sweden on Monday night in the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Final score: Poland – Sweden 2:2
Marcin Dorna’s team had a lot to make up for their previous lost game against Slovakia, and going up against Sweden for a win is what fans expected. As it turned out, it wasn’t an easy act.
Already in the 6th minute of the game, the Poles were first to take the lead, unlike in the Slovakia game before. That alerted Sweden to raise their guard up and start to press forward.
Fortunately, while the bialo-czerwoni conceded two goals here, the last laugh belonged to Dawid Kownacki, who saved the draw for the Poles after converting a penalty kick in injury time.
The Poles still have a chance to advance from their group, but will need to defeat England and also count on Slovakia and Sweden both drawing.
Poland – Sweden 2:2 (1:2)
Goals: Moneta 6′, Kownacki 90′ (Pk) – Strandberg 36′, Une Larsson 41′
Yellow carded: Kownacki, Niezgoda, Bednarek, Linetty – Olsson, Strandberg, Cibicki, Hallberg, Dagerstål, Wahlqvist
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia) Attendance: 14 651
Poland: 12. Jakub Wrąbel – 4. Tomasz Kędziora, 6. Jan Bednarek, 15. Jarosław Jach, 2. Paweł Jaroszyński – 11. Przemysław Frankowski, 17. Paweł Dawidowicz (88, 16. Krzysztof Piątek), 7. Karol Linetty, 14. Dawid Kownacki, 13. Łukasz Moneta (74, 10. Patryk Lipski) – 9. Mariusz Stępiński (58, 18. Jarosław Niezgoda)
Sweden: 12. Anton Cajtoft – 2. Linus Wahlqvist, 3. Jacob Une Larsson, 14. Filip Dagerstål, 5. Adam Lundqvist – 6. Simon Tibbling (61, 9. Muamer Tanković), 16. Melker Hallberg, 8. Kristoffer Olsson, 7. Alexander Fransson (87, 17. Kerim Mrabti) – 10. Carlos Strandberg (69, 11. Gustav Engvall), 18. Paweł Cibicki
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