Published: Mon, June 25, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

World Cup Group H match report Poland v Colombia 24 June 2018

World Cup Group H match report Poland v Colombia 24 June 2018

Poland forward Dawid Kownacki will be favourite after impressing against Senegal as a second-half substitute.

Poland is coming off a 2-1 defeat to a Senegal side making its second World Cup appearance ever. It came in Colombia's 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday.

Lewandowski finally got a chance to score his first World Cup goal in the 58th minute but his first touch on the long ball was not his best and goalkeeper David Ospina smothered his shot.

"We're going to play creative football and I'm certain we will do enough to win this game", he said.

Quintero played creator in the 70th minute and Falcao turned the last defender before stroking the ball past Szczesny with the outside of his boot for his first World Cup strike.

After emerging triumphant from their first games last Tuesday, Senegal, which beat Poland 2-1, and Japan, which beat Colombia 2-1, are ranked equal first with four points apiece ahead of their last group-round matches.

"This is all about sports, I'm very sorry, very sad and tomorrow is another day".

Robert Lewandowski said after Poland were eliminated from the World Cup with a 3-0 defeat to Colombia that his side lacked the quality needed to progress, admitting "it's not like we lost by a whisker".

Yerry Mina scored the first goal in the 40th and Juan Cuadrado completed the win in the 75th.

The way they opened up the Polish defence for the killer second goal was fantastic, Quintero accepting a low ball from the right side with the softest of touches before delivering a flawless pass for Falcao to slip beyond Wojciech Szczesny with the outside of his boot.

Poland threatened again, but when Lewandowski got his head to a cross into the area he was marked by both Mina and Davinson Sanchez.

Five minutes later, Rodriguez produced arguably the assist of the night, drawing several Polish players on the left flank before somehow finding Cuadrado on the run with a superb cross-field pass that the pacey winger tucked away.

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