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Poland - Netherlands
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FULL TIME: Poland 1 (Jedrzejczyk 60) Netherlands 2 (Janssen 33, Wijnaldum76)
Right across the face of the Dutch goal but cleared at the back post. Hefty challenge from Bruma and Poland will have one last chance... In it comes with time elapsed but headed harmlessly wide.
Well there will be three added minutes. Not sure where that came from…
Poland force a late corner. Long to the back post it goes but well covered by van Dijk again. Time almost up...
Hardly any time will be added on so only three minutes for the Poles to grab an equaliser.
Poland sub: Stepinski on for Milik. Not long to make a difference…
CLOSE! Peszko’s effort deflects just wide of the diving Cillessen, who probably had it covered.
Free kick to Poland. Milik goes up and over the wall but just too high and over Cillessen’s bar.
Poland have lost only one of their last 18 matches but they must find something very soon.
A fairly quiet evening for youngster Promes but he has had his moments and may be on the winning side.
SAVE! Szczesny to the rescue, palming away Promes’ effort.
Ten minutes remaining. Poland with another substitution as they try and force something.
Although history suggest that the Poles rarely beat the Dutch, they were pretty heavy favourites and this will be a slight worry if they lose this one.
Poland sub: Peszko on for Grosicki
That was more poor defending from Poland and that’s a real concern. Should never have been allowed to get through to Grosicki.
GOAL NETHERLANDS! A dangerous cross from Narsingh somehow falls to Wijnaldum after Poland fail to clear their lines. A nice turn and a good finish.
Netherlands sub: Janssen off to be replaced by Dost.
Netherlands force a rare corner in this second half. In it comes fro, tete and headed wide by Bruma. Decent chance.
TOTAL SHOTS: Poland 10-11 Netherlands
Netherlands sub: Strootman on for van Ginkel
Linetty straight into the action but very ambitious and his shot is well wide.
So a disappointing evening for Lewandowski. Marked pretty much out of the game but he will surely have his chances in the tournament proper.
SUBS: Narsingh on for Berghuis. Lewandowski off for Linetty.
Poland upping the tempo and the Netherlands just about clear their lines. Pulled back for a free kick and just too far for Pazdan.
Lewandowski lucky this is a friendly. He leaned in with his forehead then grabbed Wijnaldum around the neck.
Lewandowski is the first man into the book after manhandling Wijnaldum.
All credit to the Poles. They’ve stuck at it and have their reward. The crowd right behind them now.
GOAL POLAND! And it’s Jedrzejczyk who heads home past Cillessen direct from Milik’s corner. Game on now.
Approaching the hour mark and we are sure to see another raft of substitutions from both sides shortly.
A great cross into the box from Grosicki but again a great block in the box from Bruma just as Lewandowski is about to pull the trigger.
It opens up momentarily for Lewandowski but he tries to switch it onto his left peg and another chance goes begging as blue shirts envelop him once more.
TOTAL SHOTS: Poland 5-10 Netherlands
Wijnaldum has numbers in the middle and it was initially three on one but a real waste of a pass and Poland escape again.
Again, Lewandowski very isolated when the ball comes to him. About three blue shirts immediately on him and easily dispossessed.
The Dutch starting XI for the evening actually numbered 1-11. Rare. Wijnaldum caught just offside but this Polish defence has looked shakey.
Lewandowski has cut a fairly lonely figure up front so far. Again, the cross well dealt with by the Dutch defence.
Another bright start for the Dutch. Tete threaded through down the right and his cross cut out for a corner. A free header at the far post is cleared.
SUBS: Van Aanholt on for Willems for the Dutch, Cionek on for Piszczek and Kapustka on for Piszczek for Poland.
Back underway here at Stadion Energa Gdansk with the Netherlands a goal to the good. An intriguing second half in store.
And the referee blows right on half time. Poland 0 Netherlands 1
Another free kick for the Dutch after Janssen fouled. Willems goes for goal but it’s over the bar.
Little over a couple of minutes remaining. The Dutch should be more than a goal up after Milik spurned a great early chance for Poland.
Janssen fouled on the edge of the box by Glik but the flag had already gone up for offside.
CHANCE! Again given away by Poland at the back and Berghuis’ shot palmed away by Szczesny for a corner.
Just over 36,000 in the stadium tonight. It’s the largest club stadium in the Polish league.
SAVE! And Szczesny called upon to bail out his side again as the Poland defence goes missing again. Janssen denied again.
The pre-match betting very heavily in favour of Poland but we currently have a minor shock in the offing.
Three in the box but Błaszczykowski’s pull back is cleared by the Dutch defence.
Janssen with only his second international goal. Awful defending from Poland.
GOAL NETHERLANDS: And Janssen heads home Berghuis’ cross unmarked in the box. Four Polish defenders statuesque. Szczesny in no man’s land.
Poland last beat Netherlands in May 1979.
Half an hour played and a very even contest so far. The Dutch just shading possession but Poland looking the more likely.
Now Poland have a dangerous free kick on the edge of the box for a hand ball. A decent attempt from Glik flashes just past the top corner. Cillessen probably had it covered.
Willems launches in a free kick but easily cleared by the Polish defence. Still only that one excellent chance for Milik so far.
Not an easy job for Danny Blind. He has to build for the next World Cup but his side have made a decent start and have played well in the last few matches.
Poland force another corner. In it comes but well cleared by van Dijk with a firm header.
TOTAL SHOTS: Poland 3-3 Netherlands
Poland not afraid to play the long ball but it skids off the wet surface and just too far for Lewandowski.
A lovely ball and Poland opened up again with Promes finding space before an excellent cover tackle from Glik.
Another good claim from Szczesny. It will be a close call for who keeps for Poland between himself, Boruc and Fabianski.
POSSESSION: Poland 42%-58% Netherlands
A few hefty challenges going in and the arm of Bazoer catching Lewandowski. The striker makes a bit of a meal of it but gets to his feet and there is no card.
CHANCE! Space for Janssen in the box on the left. Well worked form the back and he shoots just wide of the far post!
Ten minutes played and a very entertaining opening. Poland looking to play with a lot of width to open up the Dutch.
A bright start from both sides but Poland really should be ahead. That cannoned off the underside of the bar. All Poland at the moment.
CROSSBAR! An amazing opportunity wasted by Milik, only yards out after it looked like Lewandowski may have been fouled on the edge of the box. Should have been a free kick but a good advantage played.
The Dutch force an early free kick in a dangerous area. Berghuis shoots for goal but Szczesny has it.
It could be a case of last chance saloon for Poland in the Euros. A lot of players in their late 20s and 30s. The Dutch, in their blue away strip, with a lot of early possession. Szczesny with an early claim.
A very wet day here in Poland. Should make for good passing football as the pitch looks in pretty good shape.
KICK-OFF! Referee Miroslav Zelinka blows the whistle to get us underway here at the Stadion Energa Gdansk. This will be an interesting gauge of where Poland are before the big test begins.
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF! Poland substitutes: SUBS: Boruc, Fabianski, Cionek, Wawryzniak, Salamon, Jodlowiec, Linetty, Peszko, Kapustka, Starzynski, Stepinski, Krychowiak /// Netherlands substitutes: Veltman, Vlaar, Van Aanholt, Strootman, Narsingh, Vilhena, De Jong, Dost, Depay, Zoet, Vermeer.
Netherlands and Poland have met 14 times since 1968, with the Dutch emerging victorious on five occasions, losing three times and drawing the remaining six. Poland last beat Netherlands in May 1979.
Danny Blind: "I will not change the team in its entirety. But I could make three or four changes. Daley Blind is still struggling after picking up a knock in the FA Cup final. We won't take any risks with him. We have to be careful. These are important games for us, but still friendly games. We are not talking about a qualifier.''
Robert Lewandowski (via ESPN): "When it comes to set-pieces, Poland might be even better than Bayern Munich. You can clearly see the coach's hand in it. Nothing happens by coincidence. We have set patterns that can earn us goals. We are not strong enough to just ignore the chance to do something extra from corners and free-kicks. We do not create so many chances from open play that we can pass up the chance to make the most of our set pieces. We can make life much easier for ourselves this way.''
The Netherlands are a surprise omission from Euro 2016, having failed to qualify. But Poland will fancy their chances of progressing in their group alongside Germany, the other teams in Group C being Northern Ireland and Ukraine.
TONIGHT'S TEAMS ARE IN!
Poland: Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk, Błaszczykowski, Maczynski, Zieliński, Grosicki, Milik, Lewandowski /// Netherlands: Cillessen, Tete, Bruma, van Dijk, Willems, van Ginkel, Bazoer, Wijnaldum, Berghuis, Janssen, Promes.