Lewandowski shines as Poland earn a crucial win against Saudi Arabia
A goal and an assist from Robert Lewandowski, as well as a penalty save from Szczesny see Poland past Saudi Arabia.
Robert Lewandowski has finally scored his first World Cup goal as the 36-year-old ledPoland
to a deserved 2-0 win despite a great football from Saudi Arabia.
Lewa may have missed from the penalty spot against Mexico on Poland’s opening fixture but there was no denying today that his brilliant performance led to a goal and an assist for the Barca striker.
The tournament dark horse Saudi Arabia started the match brilliantly, showing their more aggressive side by playing attacking football against the Poles but it was Poland who scored the first goal against the play of the game as Zielinski converted a chance from Lewandowski to the top of the goal.
Like their game againstArgentina
, Saudi Arabia tried to get back into the game and were on the cusp of being successful when they won a penalty from a reckless Bielik challenge but Wojciech Szczesny proved to be the hero as he delivered the save of the tournament by saving Salem Al Dawsari’s penalty and its subsequent rebound.
Szczesny delivered yet another save from an Al Dawsari shot but Poland took control of the match for a period in second half where they hit the goal frame twice before Lewandowski finally scoring to make it 2-0.
Poland now moves to the top of Group C with 4 points, having a good chance of qualifying to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. Their last match will be their toughest as they face Argentina, whileSaudi Arabia
must face Mexico in hope for winning and qualifying to the next round for the first time ever.
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