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K. Świderski
2 - 1
R. Norrington-Davies
Yellow Card
J. Kamiński
T. Puchacz
1 - 1
B. Bereszyński
Yellow Card
J. Williams
R. Matondo
0 - 1

Match Stats

55% 44%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 2
Total Passes 471 376
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Netherlands NED Netherlands 6 5 1 0 14 6 +8 16 W W W D W
2 Belgium BEL Belgium 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10 L W W D W
3 Poland POL Poland 6 2 1 3 6 12 -6 7 W L L D L
4 Wales WAL Wales 6 0 1 5 6 11 -5 1 L L L D L




That's all for today, goodbye!
That win takes Poland to the top of Group A4, with the other group game not being played until Friday. Next up for them is a trip to Belgium in a week's time. Wales' attention can now fully turn to their World Cup play-off on Sunday, and they'll find out soon whether they'll be playing Scotland or Ukraine, with that game kicking off shortly.
Poland come from behind to beat Wales 2-1. There wasn't much between the sides in the first half, but Wales came out quickly after the break and took the lead through Jonny Williams, who fired his shot past Grabara. It was the substitutes that made the difference for Poland in the end, with Kaminski coming on to curl in his first international goal to equalise. Swiderski then got the winner, poking in from close range after Wales failed to clear their lines.
90' + 1' CHANCE! Wales' corner is whipped into the box and Grabara comes out to push the ball away on the edge of the six-yard box. He gives it straight to Smith on the right of the box, but he blazes his volley over the bar.
89' Williams makes a brilliant weaving run down the left before pulling it back for Thomas on the edge of the box. He drills it into Levitt, who slices a cross at Gunter, but he slips at the crucial moment.
87' Wales are struggling to get a touch on the ball at the moment as Poland push forward again. Glik lifts it long over the top and Lewandowski flicks it on, but Hennessey collects it just ahead of Swiderski.
K. Świderski
85' SWIDERSKI SCORES! Kaminski gets away from Smith again to pull the ball back for Lewandowski, but his shot deflects off Levitt before hitting Norrington-Davies. Swiderski is alive in the middle and manages to flick it towards goal. Hennessey is scrambling, as is Mepham, and neither can stop it from crossing the line. 2-1 Poland!
83' SAVE! Kaminski's cross bounces across the edge of the box until it reaches Zielinski, who takes the shot on the half-volley. Levitt sticks out a leg which takes the power off the shot, but it loops up in the air and Hennessey has to stretch to collect it.
K. Grosicki
G. Krychowiak
81' The last change for Poland sees Grosicki brought on to replace Krychowiak.
79' It looks like Matondo's run is cut out by Zalewski, but he lifts it over the defender's outstretched leg to continue into the box. He's looking to pick out Thomas with his cross, but it's blocked by Glik.
S. Thomas
J. Williams
77' Final change for Wales now, and it's the goalscorer, Jonny Williams, that's going off for Thomas.
R. Norrington-Davies
Yellow Card
75' Norrington-Davies catches Swiderski in the side of the head with his elbow during an aerial challenge and is shown a yellow card.
N. Zalewski
T. Puchacz
74' There's another double change for Poland here, and that assist was Puchacz's last involvement as he's replaced by Zalewski.
K. Świderski
A. Buksa
74' Buksa is also taken off, with Swiderski on in his place.
T. Puchacz
72' Puchacz bursts past Smith down the left before picking out the cross to Kaminski just before the wing-back could slide in.
J. Kamiński
72' KAMINSKI EQUALISES! Puchacz gets away down the left and pulls it back to Kaminski on the left of the box. He cuts inside, twisting too quickly for Gunter, before curling a shot between two Wales defenders and past a static Hennessey into the far bottom corner. 1-1!
70' Neco Williams' run is cut out by Glik, but the substitute chases him back into the box to win it back. He picks out Matondo, but he can't open up any space to lift it into Harris.
68' The hosts are keeping the pressure on here as Bereszynski chips a cross into Kaminski in the box. He initially does well to hold off Norrington-Davies before catching Mepham in his attempts to keep hold of the ball.
66' Poland are still struggling to find their rhythm in the second half, as Puchacz pushes forward down the left again. He overhits the cross this time, and Lewandowski can't get on the end of it.
64' Jonny Williams has scored for just the second time in 33 appearances for Wales, with the other goal also coming in the Nations League, against Bulgaria in October 2020.
N. Williams
W. Burns
61' There's another change for Wales now as well, with Neco Williams coming on in place of Burns.
B. Bereszyński
Yellow Card
61' Bereszynski is late getting across to the ball and kicks Matondo, who shielded it from him, so he's booked.
J. Kamiński
J. Góralski
60' And Goralski is also taken off, with Kaminski replacing him.
S. Żurkowski
M. Klich
60' Poland are making a double change here. Klich is the first to go off, with Zurkowski on in his place.
58' WIDE! Zielinski slides a great ball through to Lewandowski, who peeled off the back of Mepham. Hennessey rushes off his line as the forward drills a low shot across goal, but it rolls wide of the far post before the offside flag goes up.
56' Poland look to their right this time, with Bereszynski threading it through for Klich. He does well to hold off Burns as he waits for support before winning a corner, but nothing comes of it.
54' Poland are looking to have an instant response to that Wales goal, with Puchacz bursting forward down the left. He cuts inside, but Gunter is there to stop his run before he can pick out a cross.
R. Matondo
52' The defenders give Matondo time on the ball to cut back inside before laying it off to Williams.
J. Williams
52' WILLIAMS SCORES! Matondo spots Williams in space just outside the box and touches it into him. He has time to get his head up before firing a shot across goal. Grabara sees it late and can't stop it from nestling into the far bottom corner. 1-0 Wales!
50' Poland just can't get on the ball at the moment as Wales continue to patiently play out from the back. Burns goes for the big switch out to Smith this time, but Bereszynski cuts it out.
48' GOOD SAVE! Gunter goes long to Matondo down the right and he initially wrongfoots Bednarek before the defender recovers. He's forced to take the shot from the byline and Grabara keeps him out at the near post.
46' Wales get us back underway for the second half!
W. Hennessey
D. Ward
46' And the final change is in goal, as Hennessey comes on in place of Ward.
M. Harris
K. Moore
46' Moore is also being taken off, with Harris on to replace him.
R. Matondo
D. James
46' There's a triple change for Wales at the start of the second half, with James the first to make way for Matondo.
There hasn't been too much between the sides, and Page will be pleased with Wales' performance so far. He still might make some changes at the break with the World Cup play-off final in mind though. Poland have had bright moments, but Michniewicz will be hoping for more in the second half from his team.
It's goalless at the break between Poland and Wales. Both sides have had a couple of good chances, with Poland coming close early on through Zielinski's header before Ward made a great save to deny Lewandowski after a brilliant run. At the other end, Burns almost got a debut goal, but his sweetly-struck volley was blocked by Glik, and James pulled an effort wide of the near post.
45' Puchacz's cross is brought down by Klich, but his shot is smothered by Gunter's sliding challenge. It comes back out to Krychowiak on the edge of the box, but Williams is there to block his effort as well.
43' After another passage of patient play from Poland, Goralski goes for the big switch out to Klich, but Wales are ready for it this time. Norrington-Davies blocks his way into the box and Burns gets back to dispossess him.
41' James skips away from Krychowiak down the right and drills a low cross towards Moore in the middle. He has three Poland defenders around him though, and he can't collect it.
39' Poland break quickly on the counter this time, as Puchacz bursts forward down the left and fizzes a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. Buksa slides in to try and touch it past Ward, but it's just out of his reach.
37' Poland are enjoying a good spell of possession here, but it's all in front of Wales. Norrington-Davies does well to stop Klich's run and ends up winning a free-kick for his efforts.
35' CHANCE! Poland patiently work it upfield and Zielinski pulls a cross back to the edge of the D from the right. Goralski has so much time as he runs onto it, but can't get any power behind the shot and it rolls wide.
33' It's Moore that makes a great counter-attacking run this time, and he just knocks it past Puchacz to get into the box from the right. He pulls it back towards James, but it's cut out by Bednarek.
31' CLOSE! James makes another good run on the counter and Glik just sits back as he moves into the box. The forward tries to catch Grabara out at the near post but sends it just wide.
J. Morrell
Yellow Card
29' Morrell slid in on Buksa, who just managed to touch the ball away before the tackle came in. The midfielder took him out and is shown the first yellow card of the game.
28' Poland work it quickly upfield again, with a long ball over the top to Buksa from Krychowiak. He has Lewandowski up in support, but his cross is blocked before a belated offside flag goes up.
26' GREAT CHANCE! The resulting corner is curled into Burns on the edge of the box and he goes for the first-time volley. He hits it sweetly down the middle and it's blocked in front of Grabara by Glik.
25' Smith picks out Moore with the throw-in and he holds off Bednarek long enough to spin and play it back into the box. He's looking for Burns, but Glik puts it out for a corner.
23' It's well worked by Poland down their right to get out a tight spot before it's switched out to Goralski on the opposite flank. He sets Puchacz away down the wing, but there's no one in the box for him to pick out.
21' GREAT SAVE! It's a brilliant run from Lewandowski, who backheels it through Smith's legs before driving down the left. He cuts inside when he gets into the box before hitting a low shot on goal, and Ward helps it behind with a strong hand.
19' Poland are moving it around quickly and it's worked out to Klich on the right again. He puts another good cross into the box, but Lewandowski peeled away to the far side and Mepham cuts it out.
17' James drops deep into his own half and nicks the ball off Krychowiak before breaking quickly on the counter. He dribbles past three Poland players before helping it on to Moore. He slips as he takes the shot though and it flies wide of the far post.
15' Poland are unbeaten in their last seven matches against Wales in all competitions (W5 D2), since losing their first encounter in March 1973 (0-2).
13' James manages to open up a pocket of space in the box to lift a cross into the far post and Bednarek sticks out a leg to help it on. Smith recycles it on the other side, but Grabara comes off his line to collect it ahead of Williams.
11' Lewandowski has drifted out to the left and he sees a cross put out for a corner. It's half-cleared to Klich on the edge of the box, and he puts his laces through it on the volley, but it flies high over the bar.
9' Poland just can't get out at the moment as Moore manages to work it out to Levitt on the edge of the box. He has time to take a touch before getting his shot away, but it's straight at Grabara.
8' James' first cross is a poor one, but Williams' blocked shot goes straight back out to him on the left wing. He picks out a much better delivery this time, whipping it across the six-yard box, but Moore can't flick the header on target.
6' Poland are starting to up the pace of the game now and Burns is caught out by Goralski, who cleverly flicks it around him on the right. He takes a heavy touch straight after though and the attack fizzles out.
4' CLOSE! Goralski's cross from the left is just too high for everyone, and Morrell can't stop it from reaching Klich on the far side. He floats an even better ball into the middle and Zielinski's thumping header bounces just wide.
2' It's Wales with the early possession here and Smith swings a great, deep cross into the far post from the right. Moore peels away from Glik but sends his header high and wide of the target.
1' Krychowiak gets the game underway for Poland!
The teams are out on the pitch, the national anthems have been sung, and kick-off is just moments away!
Wales have never won away against Poland in all competitions, drawing two and losing two of their four away trips, while also failing to score in each match.
Robert Page already has an eye on the World Cup play-off final on Sunday, as he rests key players, including Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey who aren't in the squad. Only Gunter, Norrington-Davies and Morrell retain their places from the friendly against the Czech Republic last time out. Moore and James lead the line, while Burns is handed his first Wales cap.
Czeslaw Michniewicz makes five changes to the side that faced Sweden in their World Cup qualifier last time out. Grabara starts in goal, with Puchacz, Klich, Krychowiak and Buksa, who partners Lewandowski up front, also coming in. Szymanski drops to the bench.
WALES SUBS: Harry Wilson, Neco Williams, Connor Roberts, Sorba Thomas, Joe Rodon, Mark Harris, Oliver Denham, Rabbi Matondo, Ethan Ampadu, Adam Davies, Wayne Hennessey.
WALES STARTING XI (3-5-2): Danny Ward; Chris Gunter, Chris Mepham, Rhys Norrington-Davies; Dylan Levitt, Joe Morrell, Matthew Smith, Wes Burns, Jonathan Williams; Kieffer Moore, Daniel James.
POLAND SUBS: Karol Swiderski, Bartlomiej Dragowski, Nicola Zalewski, Kamil Pestka, Kamil Grosicki, Lukasz Skorupski, Mateusz Wieteska, Krysztof Piatek, Damian Szymanski, Tomasz Kedziora, Jakub Kaminski, Szymon Zurkowski.
POLAND STARTING XI (4-3-1-2): Kamil Grabara; Bartosz Bereszynski, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Tymoteusz Puchacz; Mateusz Klich, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jacek Goralski; Piotr Zielinski; Robert Lewandowski, Adam Buksa.
Wales finished top of Group B4 in the last Nations League campaign, collecting 16 points to earn promotion to League A. They're unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions (W4 D5) since their Euro 2020 exit to Denmark in the Round of 16 but have a big match coming up in their World Cup final qualifier next time out. As for Poland, they booked their place in the World Cup in their last outing with a 2-0 win over Sweden, and they've lost just one of their last nine in all competitions (W6 D2). Their last Nations League campaign saw them finish in third place in Group A1 behind Italy and Netherlands.
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