Poland vs Saudi Arabia: Highlights, Key Events & Match Report


Match Report

Poland won by a score of 2-0 Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal at the World Cup to put Poland on top of Group C in Saudi Arabia.
Piotr Zielinski gave Poland the lead in the first half, and Robert Lewandowski scored his first World Cup goal to make it 2-0 against Saudi Arabia. Wojciech Szczesny’s outstanding double save from a penalty right before halftime helped Poland advance to the final of Group C.
Robert Lewandowski, who was visibly moved after scoring his first World Cup goal and helping Poland defeat Saudi Arabia 2-0 to move atop Group C, claimed he had realised a boyhood ambition.

Just four days after missing a key penalty in his team’s opening goalless draw against Mexico, the Barcelona striker scored Poland’s second goal. When Lewandowski, 34, finally scored in his sixth World Cup game, he collapsed to the ground and broke down in tears as he returned to the centre circle. When it comes to World Cups, I’m conscious that it may be my last one, and I think that as I get older, the more emotional I am.

“After I scored, everything I had inside of me—the dreams, the significance of the goal, and how I scored—all my boyhood fantasies were realised.” Piotr Zielinski had given Poland the lead in the 39th minute, and Wojciech Szczesny had saved a penalty shot in the last seconds of the first half before Lewandowski’s goal. Salem Al-penalty Dawsari’s kick was initially saved by the former Arsenal goalkeeper, who then turned aside Mohammed Al-rebound. Burayk’s

Lewandowski, though, scored late to clinch Poland’s victory and give them a chance to advance to the round of 16, requiring just a draw against Argentina in their last match on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia still has a chance to advance to the knockout rounds in their final match against Mexico, despite failing to build on their shocking opening victory over Argentina.

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