Saturday June 2, 2012 Friendlies Finished Stadion Narodowy

Poland 4 - 0 Andorra

  • Obraniak 13’
  • Lewandowski 37’
  • Blaszczykowski 39’ (pen.)
  • Wasilewski 77’ (pen.)

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  1. Poland cruise past Andorra

    Poland cruise past Andorra

    Poland completed their preparations for the upcoming Euro 2012 Championships with a comfortable 4-0 win over European minnows Andorra More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Poland
    • Andorra
    • 91' And that's it - Poland complete their Euro 2012 preparations with an easy 4-0 win.
    • 89' Andorra win a later free-kick but pump it straight into the arms of Szczesny. Poland break with Blaszczykowski but a smart move is brought to an end with a Polish handball.
    • 87' Poland finish the match with a period of possession with very little pressure on the ball - you think their first Euro 2012 match will be a shock to the system following the ease at which they have won this game.
    • 85' Andorra have a rare foray forward but the effort from distance is always rising.
    • 83' The visiting defence are literally camped in their own half as the substitutions continue unabated.
    • 81' Poland continue to retain the ball well but one struggles to see what benefit a game like this is to a side who haven’t played competitive football in some time.
    • - Pretty clear cut penalty that one, Sobiech latched on to a ball in behind the visiting defence only to be hauled down by Lima.
    • 77' Wasilewski makes it four from the spot for the hosts as the Andorran’s begin to really struggle – they’ll want this one to finish now. 4-0.
    • 76' Poland are beginning to bombard the visiting goal but a combination of courageous blocks and pretty solid goalkeeping is keeping the score down.
    • 74' Poland work the ball well to Blaszczykowski at angle in the Andorran box but just as he shoots a flailing leg blocks for a corner.
    • 72' From the resulting free-kick, Silva, just introduced to the fray, is beaten to the ball and lashes out as a Polish player clears. That's another yellow card for the visitors.
    • 70' Polanski does well to hold off a couple of challenges to win a throw-in. Andorra break and Ayala wins a free-kick.
    • 68' Looking more and more like a training game now but that has done little to dampen the spirits of the home support who are still in full voice.
    • 66' Poland cut through what now looks a tired side but Sobiech’s effort from outside the box is easily claimed.
    • 64' Andorra win a free-kick, left of centre and twenty yards out but Silva just can't get his foot around it and it flies past the post.
    • 62' Looking a pretty lethargic game now - Andorra are looking jaded while their hosts, understandably, look reluctant to risk injury with Euro 2012 around the corner.
    • - Silva for Gomez for the visitors
    • 60' As is oft the case, those subs have had an impact on the fluency of the game.
    • 58' A whole host of subs from both sides - we'll detail most here but for full details please refer below.
    • 56' Lewandowski cuts in from the left but drags his effort wide from outside the box.
    • 54' If any criticism can be levelled at Poland it is that they are trying to be a little too intricate. Their most potent work has come when they have worked the ball wide but all too often the ball has gone through the middle.
    • 52' Andorra have a decent period of possession for the first time this half.
    • - Wolski for Rybus and Wojtkowiak for Piszczek for the hosts.
    • 50' We have a bit of a flashpoint following another late challenge from the visitors.
    • 48' Polanski has an early sight of the Andorran goal but his effort - although well struck - is always rising.
    • 46' We’re almost underway for the second forty five – there have been some subs and we’ll bring you them as we get more information.
    • 45+1 Poland finish the half with a corner but the visitors clear with ease. Expect a raft of second half changes.
    • 44' Ayala's rather robust challenge on Rybus brings a yellow card and a free-kick on the edge of the box. That's four bookings for Andorra.
    • 42' There has been a marked reduction in Andorra's intensity the last ten minutes or so and the hosts are really punishing them.
    • 40' Lewandowski looks to break the offside trap but goes a fraction too soon.
    • 39' And Poland further add to their lead when Błaszczykowski picks himself up having been felled in the box to dispatch the penalty past Josep Anton Gomez. 3-0. That’s two goals in two minutes.
    • 37' Lewandowski is afforded far too much time in the box and he exploits it by exquisitely taking Piszczek’s cross on his chest before executing a tremendous scissor kick to double the hosts advantage. 2-0.
    • 36' Lewandowski finds Boenisch but his cross is too close to the keeper. Poland’s dominance deserves a second goal.
    • 35' The resulting inswinger is dealt with in some respect by Josep Anton Gomez, whose flapped at clearance is then hacked clear by a defensive colleague.
    • 33' Poland continue to work the channels well and they win a corner.
    • 31' Murawski exchanges passes in midfield before galloping into the box but his effort is well blocked. That was probably the best passage of play thus far.
    • 29' Having got that early goal, Poland will be disappointed that they haven’t added to their advantage. The visitors have equipped themselves pretty well and they defend a ball into the box.
    • 27' Błaszczykowski misses a gilt-edged chance. In truth, Lewandowski, having charged down an attempted clearance, should have went alone bearing down on the keeper but his square ball to his captain was poor and Błaszczykowski's effort was tame.
    • 25' Sebastian Gomez's meandering run is brought to a halt by a Polish foul on the edge of the box. Again the delivery is poor.
    • 23' Lewandowski is down again but the referee is having none of it. Probably obstruction, to be fair.
    • 21' Lewandowski then immediately heads over. Half-chance that as the cross was marginally behind him.
    • 19' Rybus is over the free-kick but it is always rising – pretty decent opportunity from thirty yards out.
    • 17' Lewandowski is the recipient of a dangerous looking foul from Vieira and the midfielder is in the referee’s note book – on reflection that could have been a red.
    • 15' Andorra have an opportunity to hit straight back but Christian Martinez's free-kick from the right is easily cleared.
    • 13' Having made a decent start the Andorrans are behind. Rybus drops his shoulder and beats his man before cutting back for Obraniak, whose clinical finish gives Josep Anton Gomez no chance from just on the penalty spot. 1-0.
    • 12' The visitors are sitting very, very deep and look happy to try to soak up the pressure and then hit their hosts on the break. However, when they do break they have struggled to retain the ball - this time Emili Garcia is crowded out.
    • 10' Lewandowski and Rybus are linking up well thus far but a neat interchange of passing is brought to a halt with a over-hit return ball. They are looking dangerous though.
    • 9' The visitors are doing a lot of chasing here and this sort of intensity will be diffciult to maintain.
    • 7' Obraniak is released down the right but his cross dribbles into the box before it is hacked away.
    • 5' As you’d expect, the Poles have set up camp in the Andorran half.
    • 3' The visitors make a sprightly start but it is short-lived at Poland begin to control the pace of the match. They win a free-kick in a dangerous area but the delivery is over-hit.
    • 1' We're underway.
    • 16:57 Andorra: Andorra: Josep Anton Gomez, Alexandre Martinez, Bernaus, Emili Garcia, Lima, Christian Martinez, Peppe, Vieira, Sebastian Gomez, Ayala, Moreno
    • 15:55 Unconfirmed team news for Poland: Szczęsny; Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch; Murawski, Polanski; Błaszczykowski, Obraniak, Rybus; Lewandowski.
    • 15:50 We’re still waiting on team news from Stadion Narodowy but it’ll be straight to you once it has arrived.
    • 15:45 Poland, too, will play a full-strength eleven with Robert Lewandowski and Łukasz Piszczek to start for the Poles but Lukasz Fabianski has already returned to his club having picked up an injury.
    • 15:40 Andorra, ranked 205th in the FIFA rankings, face Poland having collected a draw against Azerbaijan last time out and coach Koldo Alvarez is expected to name his best XI with his first-choice line-up all available for the clash.
    • 15:35 Poland, of course, are co-hosts of Euro 2012 and entertain minnows Andorra in preparation for Group A opponents Russia, Greece and Czech Republic with the tournament a matter of days away.
    • 15:30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the international friendly between Poland and Andorra at Stadion Narodowy.
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  • Poland

    Manager: Franciszek Smuda

  • Andorra

    Manager: Jesus Álvarez

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