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Lewandowski Leads Poland over Lithuania in Final World Cup Warm-up

Robert Lewandowski scored twice for the Poles just before half time, with his second goal needing VAR to be verified / Twitter
Lewandowski Leads Poland over Lithuania in Final World Cup Warm-up

WARSAW, Poland. June 12  – Robert Lewandowski appeared in ominous touch ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup as he scored twice in Poland’s accomplished 4:0 win over Lithuania.

Final Score: Poland – Lithuania 4:0

The Bayern Munich striker improved his tally to four goals in three international outings with a first-half brace that laid the foundation for 21-year-old David Kownacki and substitute Jakub Blaszczykowski to later put the result beyond doubt.

Adam Nawalka’s men are likely to lean heavily on their star striker in Russia and Lewandowski, judging by his 45-minute effort in Warsaw, looks ready to handle the weight of expectation.

He notched the opener on 19 minutes by side-footing home at close range from a smart Maciej Rybus lay-off, before going it alone in the 32nd minute with a delightful free-kick that went in off the underside of the bar.

Kownacki’s first international goal arrived in simpler fashion in the 71st minute, the Sampdoria forward tapping home following a classy one-touch move on the edge of the area.

And the confidence-boosting result was capped off when the VAR spotted a handball against Algis Jankauskas with eight minutes remaining, Blaszczykowski converting from the spot to sew up a second win in three matches for the world’s eighth-ranked nation ahead of their opening Group H clash against Senegal next Tuesday.

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Poland – Lithuania 4:0 (2:0)
Goals: Lewandowski 19′, 33′, Kownacki 71′, Błaszczykowski 82′ (Pk)

Yellow carded: Góralski – Šernas
Referee: Kevin Blom (Netherlands) Attendance: 53 803

Poland: 22. Łukasz Fabiański (46, 1. Wojciech Szczęsny) – 3. Artur Jędrzejczyk (46, 20. Łukasz Piszczek), 5. Jan Bednarek (53, 2. Michał Pazdan), 4. Thiago Cionek – 18. Bartosz Bereszyński, 10. Grzegorz Krychowiak (77, 19. Piotr Zieliński), 6. Jacek Góralski, 13. Maciej Rybus (70, 16. Jakub Błaszczykowski) – 7. Arkadiusz Milik, 9. Robert Lewandowski (46, 14. Łukasz Teodorczyk), 23. Dawid Kownacki

Lithuania: 1. Džiugas Bartkus – 23. Rolandas Baravykas (74, 20. Valdemaras Borovskis), 15. Algis Jankauskas (90, 5. Tomas Mikuckis), 4. Edvinas Girdvainis, 8. Egidijus Vaitkūnas – 11. Arvydas Novikovas, 13. Simonas Paulius (58, 14. Vykintas Slivka), 19. Modestas Vorobjovas, 18. Ovidijus Verbickas, 22. Fedor Černych (26, 21. Justas Lasickas) – 10. Darvydas Šernas (69, 9. Karolis Laukžemis)

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