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Warsaw National Stadium (ATT 45,000) 26th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Johnsen

Poland Poland vs San Marino San Marino

Poland 5

R Lewandowski (pen 21, pen 50)
L Piszczek (28)
L Teodorczyk (61)
J Kosecki (90+2)

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San Marino 0

Poland thump San Marino

Lewandowski hits penalty brace in easy Group H win

Last Updated: 26/03/13 11:09pm

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Robert Lewandowski: Hit brace

Robert Lewandowski: Hit brace

Robert Lewandowski scored two penalties as Poland bounced back from their World Cup qualifying defeat to Ukraine by thumping Group H minnows San Marino 5-0.

The Borussia Dortmund striker netted twice from the spot either side of Lukasz Piszczek's close-range strike while Lukasz Teodorczyk and Jakub Kosecki were also on the scoresheet to complete an easy night's work for the hosts, who suffered their first defeat of the campaign against Ukraine on Friday.

San Marino, meanwhile, have predictably lost all six matches and have now shipped 29 goals in that time.

Bartosz Salamon volleyed wide from a decent position as Poland attacked from the off but it was not until the 21st minute that they went ahead, Lewandowski slotting past San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini from the spot after Alessandro Della Valle had handled in the area.

Adrian Mierzejewski fired over from the edge of the area before turning provider in the 28th minute as his cross was converted by Piszczek to give Waldemar Fornalik's men a cushion.

Andy Selva wasted a gilt-edged opportunity to halve the deficit in a rare San Marino attack when he missed the target from close range.

And he was made to rue his miss when Lewandowski netted his second penalty five minutes after half-time after Della Valle was again adjudged to have handled in the box.

It was 4-0 just after the hour mark when Teodorczyk netted from Kamil Grosicki's cross, and San Marino's misery was compounded in the second minute of injury time when Kosecki latched on to Lewandowski's through ball and slotted low past Simoncini.

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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 and Herzegovina 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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