Saturday 25 February 2017

Poles on a roll to set up swiss clash

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Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski celebrates after scoring the winning goal. Photo: Reuters
Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski celebrates after scoring the winning goal. Photo: Reuters

Poland can prepare for a last-16 meeting with Switzerland after Jakub Blaszczykowski's crisp second-half goal beat already-eliminated Ukraine 1-0 to send them into the knockout stage for the first time.

However, Robert Lewandowski's goal drought continued but his coach Adam Nawalka insists he is still the team's driving force.

"The fact that Robert Lewandowski hasn't scored a goal is not a problem for the team at all," Nawalka said after yesterday's Group C game, the sixth successive international in which the Bayern Munich forward has failed to find the net.

"He has a lot of influence on the way we play. He is an incredibly important player for us. He is our engine, like a locomotive and he provides us with power."

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