Football – UEFA Nations League: Exquisite Portugal Edge Past Weary Poland

Match Report:

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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