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Wroclaw Municipal Stadium (ATT 38,000) 11th September 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: Ilias Spathas

Poland Poland vs Moldova Moldova

Poland 2

J Blaszczykowski (pen 33)
J Wawrzyniak (81)

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Moldova 0

Poland pick up first win

Last Updated: 11/09/12 10:47pm

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Jakub Blaszczykowski: On target for Poland

Jakub Blaszczykowski: On target for Poland

Poland eased to a 2-0 win over Group H minnows Moldova to make it four points from their opening two World Cup qualifiers.

Having been held 2-2 by Montenegro on Friday, the Poles were determined to get their first win on the board against the team hammered 5-0 by England.

Jakub Blaszczykowski's penalty set them on their way in the 33rd minute and the same player crossed for Jakub Wawrzyniak to finally put the game to bed with nine minutes remaining.

In truth the result was harsh on Moldova, who more than played their part and were unrecognisable from the side outclassed by Roy Hodgson's men.

Alexandr Suvorov's early free-kick was tipped over by Przemyslaw Tyton before Adrian Mierzejewski threatened at the other end.

Igor Picusciac tested Tyton from long range but also got in the way of shots from team-mates Alexandru Gatcan and Suvorov, meaning Poland's opener came against the run of play.

Artur Patras fouled Lukasz Piszczek and Blaszczykowski tucked his penalty into the top left corner.

Patras and Picusciac went close before half-time and Suvorov shot over early in the second half before Piszczek shot wide for Poland.

Gheorghe Ovseanicov was denied by Tyton and Mierzejewski drew a reaction save from Stanislav Namasco at the other end.

Poland began to gain the upper hand but Ariel Borysiuk and Artur Sobiech failed to test Namasco, who then tipped over Robert Lewandowski's effort.

Kamil Glik headed Blaszczykowski's corner wide but Wawrzyniak made no mistake a minute later, beating Namasco with a downward header to double Poland's lead.

Serghei Alexeev's angled drive was Moldova's only response, Tyton saving comfortably.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 11th Sep - Group E
    Tue 11th Sep - Group F
    Tue 11th Sep - Group I
    Tue 11th Sep - Group D
    Tue 11th Sep - Group B
    Tue 11th Sep - Group G
    Tue 11th Sep - Group A
    Tue 11th Sep - Group H
    Tue 11th Sep - Group C

Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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