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Poland vs Sweden

Poland vs Sweden: Poland met Sweden in the 2ndnd UEFA World Cup Qualifying Round Final at Schlesisches Stadion, Chorzow, Poland.

Both teams were inseparable in the first half but Sweden seemed to be the more dangerous side. But the Poles started the second half strongly and were rewarded with a penalty converted by Robert Lewandowski. Piotr Zielinski then sealed the game with his goal, making it difficult for the Swedes to get back into the game.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for the game:-

Poland vs Sweden player ratings


Wojciech Szczesny (8.8/10): Szczesny was Player of the Match as he made 6 brilliant saves to save a well-deserved clean sheet.

Matty Cash (6.5/10): Cash had decent play down the right flank when combining with Zielinski and was involved in some good plays.

Kamil Glik (7.4/10): The tall central defender excelled at the back with excellent positioning and blocks.

Jan Bednarek (7.6/10): Bednarek was defensively good that night. His blocks and clearances were crucial in leading Poland to victory.

Barosz Bereszynski (7.7/10): The left-back showed an outstanding game. His crosses and passes were instrumental in the team’s performance.

Kristian Bielik (7.5/10): Bielik was at the head of midfield, playing as a defensive midfielder. He made good tackles and got booked late in the second half.

Jacek Goralski (6.2/10): Goralski was not up to speed that evening when he made brazen tackles and was cautioned in the first half. He was taken off the field at halftime.

Jacob Moder (7.1/10): Moder made some good passes down the middle and distributed the ball well to feed the forwards.

Piotr Zielinski (7.9/10): Zielinski scored Poland’s second goal to cement the lead in the game. He was replaced by Adam Buksa in the final minutes when he sustained an injury.

Sebastian Szymanski (7.7/10): The left winger was fast and was able to dodge the defenders with his dribbles. He also contributed to this with his defensive work.

Robert Lewandowski (8/10): Lewandowski drew the most fouls in the match. He scored the decisive penalty early in the second half to put Poland ahead.


Grzegorz Krychowiak (7.3/10): Krychowiak, who replaced Goralski, had a great game as he threw in hard yards to defend in the last third.

Adam Buksa (NA)


Robin Olsen (7.6/10): Olsen made 6 amazing saves but it wasn’t enough as he scored a penalty and a late goal which resulted in Sweden’s elimination from the World Cup.

Emil Krafth (6.4/10): Krafth was mediocre on the right flank. He couldn’t produce quality balls down the wing and was also not up to par defensively.

Victor Nilsson Lindelof (6.6/10): Lindelof wasn’t at his best and was let down a couple of times by his teammates, which knocked him out of position.

Marcus Danielson (6.2/10): The tall central defender played the ball well from behind but made a few mistakes that weren’t in the team’s interest.

Ludwig Augustinsson (7.7/10): Augustinsson had a great game as he had the most tackles in the game and also won the most tackles in the game.

Emil Forsberg (6.8/10): Forsberg played as a left midfielder and had a decent game. He was the most accurate passer in the match.

Kristoffer Olsson (6/10): Olsson was unable to assert himself in midfield and was replaced by Karlsson towards the end of the second half.

Jesper Karlstrom (6.1/10): Karlstrom also had an average game. He committed the foul in the box that resulted in Poland’s penalty.

Dejan Kulusevski (6.5/10): Kulusevski had a shot on goal that was saved. He tried to create chances on the left flank, but failed.

Robin Quaison (5.8/10): The previous game’s hero, Quaison, did not repeat his exploits that night. He made a few shots but his performance was not satisfactory.

Alexander Isak (7.4/10): Isak created 4 chances in the match – the most for any player. He was booked late in the second half due to excitement.


Anthony Elanga (6.1/10): Elanga didn’t make much of an impact on the game aside from a couple of good runs down the wing.

Mattias Svanberg (6/10): Svanberg came on for Kalrstrom but had no impact on the Swedes’ game or result.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (NA)

Jesper Kalrsson (NA)

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