Saudi Arabia vs Poland: 0-2

Saudi Arabia vs Poland: 0-2

Robert Lewandowski scored his first-ever World Cup goal as Poland introduced Saudi Arabia again all the way down to earth with a bump on Saturday with a 2-0 Group C victory that rejuvenated their match marketing campaign.

Lewandowski, who missed a penalty in Poland’s opening draw with Mexico and was visibly emotional after discovering the web, pounced on a mistake within the 82nd minute to double Poland’s lead after Piotr Zielinski had given them a first-half lead.

After finishing one of many match’s best-ever shocks once they lower Argentina all the way down to the measurement of their opener, the Saudis, who did not convert a first-half penalty, discovered Poland a more durable nut to crack on the Training Metropolis Stadium.

The win moved Poland to 4 factors, yet one more than the Saudis, and left them needing a draw of their closing recreation towards Argentina subsequent Wednesday to ensure their spot within the knockouts.

The Saudis, the second lowest ranked workforce within the match, will head into their closing match towards Mexico with all nonetheless to play for, whereas Argentina plays Mexico play afterward Saturday.

When requested about scoring his first World Cup purpose, Lewandowski mentioned: “In the case of feelings, already throughout the nationwide anthem after I was singing it, I felt feelings I’ve as we speak. It is troublesome to explain them.

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“Through the recreation — after all after we scored, the whole lot I had inside me — the desires, and significance of the purpose, and the way I scored it, all these desires from early childhood have been simply fulfilled and got here true.

He added: “Whenever you play for the nationwide squad, it’s a must to give attention to outcomes. However I’ve at all times needed to attain the World Cup and this dream got here true. It isn’t straightforward as a result we did not have that many alternatives throughout the first match and I missed the penalty kick. I am completely satisfied I might be taught from the error, I learned I needed to struggle. The older I get, the extra emotional I get and I’m conscious that when it’s on the subject of the World Cup — it could be my final World Cup.”

There have been half-chances for each side earlier than the sport sprang to life within the thirty-ninth minute when Poland shook themselves from their slumber to take the lead.

Matty Money skipped down the suitable and crossed low for Lewandowski who lifted it over the keeper and pulled it again for Zielinski to fireside into the roof of the web.

Their hopes of cruising via to halftime, nevertheless, ended 4 minutes later when Krystian Bielik made minimal contact with the again of Saleh Al-Shehri’s leg and he hit the turf.

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