Football – UEFA Nations League: Exquisite Portugal Edge Past Weary Poland
- Robert Lewandowski neglected to perform for Poland on his 100th global appearance as Portugal dug out from a deficit to guarantee a 3-2 win in the UEFA Nations League.
- Krzysztof Piatek gestured the home side in front and, regardless of Cristiano Ronaldo’s nonappearance, Portugal revived, and, having evened out through Andre Silva, were ahead by the interim on account of Kamil Glik’s very own goal.
Poland 1-2 Portugal. Very encouraging half from Portugal that. João Cancelo and Rafa Silva looking very bright on each flank, while Pizzi have brought his Benfica form to the national team and is absolutely dominating the midfield alongside Neves and William. pic.twitter.com/QjSgs6faJ9
— Jan Fredrik Hagen (@PortuBall) October 11, 2018
- Bernardo Silva profited from poor Lukasz Fabianski goalkeeping to put Portugal ahead 6 minutes into the 2nd half, guaranteeing that Jakub Blaszczykowski’s fine strike was a simple comfort.
- Lewandowski could have topped his point of reference appearance with a goal after he was placed through in the 10th minute, yet a tight offside call acted the hero.
- Poland before long had the lead, with Piatek rising at the back post to head home Rafal Kurzawa’s conservative cross.
- The offside banner denied Rafa Silva a prompt equalizer, however Portugal’s extreme pressure came into play soon after the half-hour, with Andre Silva tucking in from Pizzi’s pass.
#Portugal take the 2-1 lead on a #Poland own goal! Outstanding ball over the top by Ruben Neves to Rafa, and Glik turned it into his own net. Fully deserved, they’ve been the better side in 1st half.#POLPOR #NationsLeague #TudoPorPortugal ?? pic.twitter.com/6w7Xa99Pkq
— #ThankYouDeuce (@JogaBonito_USA) October 11, 2018
- Portugal had their tails up and scored again in the 42nd moment as Glik’s edgy handle on Rafa Silva sent the ball into the net after the Benfica midfielder – teed up by a magnificent Ruben Neves pass – had rounded Fabianski.
- Piotr Zielinski had Rui Patricio scrambling following the restart, however Fabianski’s inability to manage Bernardo Silva’s low strike at the opposite end before long intensified Poland’s wretchedness.
.@BernardoCSilva just scored a wondergoal for Portugal against Poland where he got away from multiple Polish defenders before he slotted the ball in the bottom corner! Absolute baller ? #ManCity pic.twitter.com/T1Qkj81rTo
— ManCityPhotos (@ManCityPhotos) October 11, 2018
- Substitute Blaszczykowski set up a show off complete with a 77th-minute half-volley, in spite of the fact that Poland’s rebound expectations would have been finished had Tomasz Kedziora not tidied Renato Sanches’ exertion up the line.
- That miss did not eventually not demonstrate exorbitant, however, as Portugal held firm to sentence Poland to their first thrashing under Jerzy Brzeczek.
I say to you Portugal can win world cup with this young talented squad. But if ronaldo back they never win world cup why because when ronaldo in the team everyone will always need to help him score. When ronaldo not in the team they can show individual ability and they confident.
— saiful (@saifulhustle10) October 11, 2018
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