Competition: 2016 European Qualifiers D   Venue: National Stadium    Attendance: 57,497   Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)
Poland
Poland

Grzegorz Krychowiak - Goal (13')

Robert Lewandowski - Goal (42')

Sun 11 Oct 2015

2 - 1


(Full Time)
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland

Jonathan Walters - Penalty (14')

John O'Shea - Yellow Card (19')

Glenn Whelan - Yellow Card (45')

John O'Shea - Yellow Card (90' + 2')

John O'Shea - Red Card (90' + 2')



Starting Lineup
(G) Lukasz Fabianski
(D) Jakub Wawrzyniak
(D) Lukasz Piszczek
(D) Michal Pazdan
(D) Pawel Olkowski
(D) Krzysztof Maczynski
(D) Kamil Glik
(M) Karol Linetty
(M) Grzegorz Krychowiak
(M) Kamil Grosicki
(F) Robert Lewandowski
Substitutes
Piotr Zielinski
Lukasz Szukala
Wojciech Szczesny
Artur Sobiech
Slawomir Peszko
Sebastian Mila
Bartosz Kapustka
Artur Jedrzejczyk
Thiago Cionek
Ariel Borysiuk
Artur Boruc
Jakub Blaszczykowski



Game Matchtracker



Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
90' + 6' -

Hectic night in Poland. Ireland pushed hard but couldn't find that goal that would give them the high scoring draw they needed. The play off awaits with Ireland likely to be unseeded. Nyon and the draw next Sunday will tell a lot aobut our prospects. My match report is sent off and I'm off down to the post-match press conference. Slán, Macdara.

Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
90' + 6' - Full Time - The game has ended between Poland and Republic of Ireland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
90' + 2' - Second Yellow and Red - John O'Shea receives a second yellow card and is sent off for Republic of Ireland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
85' - Substitution - Slawomir Peszko replaces Kamil Grosicki for Poland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
78' - Substitution - Lukasz Szukala replaces Krzysztof Maczynski for Poland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
72' - Substitution -

Wesley Hoolahan replaces James McClean for Republic of Ireland. Last throw of the dice for Ireland as Martin O'Neill makes his final substitution.

Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
65' -

Kamil Grosicki has a chance to make it three but Darren Randolph stands up to him and saves as he comes off his line.

Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
63' - Substitution - Jakub Blaszczykowski replaces Pawel Olkowski for Poland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
58' - Substitution - Aiden McGeady replaces Glenn Whelan for Republic of Ireland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
57' -

Robbie lets fly from 35 yards. Well wide.

Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
55' - Substitution - Robbie Keane replaces Shane Long for Republic of Ireland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
54' -

Shane Long looks like he is gone from this game. 57,497 in the house this evening.

Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
51' -

Good move by Ireland down the left as Robbie Brady links up with James McClean, cuts inside and feeds Glenn Whelan. The Stoke City man's shot stings the hands of Lukasz Fabianski.

Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
50' -

Michal Pazdan gets forward to head goalwards but Darren Randolph is happy to let the ball go well wide.

Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
46' - Second Half - The second half between Poland and Republic of Ireland has started.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
45' + 1' - Half Time - It is half-time between Poland and Republic of Ireland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
45' -

One more minute here. Ireland need this break to regroup.

Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
45' - Yellow Card - Glenn Whelan is booked for Republic of Ireland.
Poland 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
42' - Goal -

Robert Lewandowski scores for Poland. It was a diving header off a Krzysztof Maczynski cross. The Polish captain's 13 goal in 10 games. Never a good time to concede but a real blow for the Boys in  Green just ahead of half time.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
40' -

Kuba Wawrzyniak's ball splits the Ireland defence and Pawel Olkowski throws a foot at it but he can't connect. Let off for Ireland.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
39' -

Glenn Whelan stands tall and takes Kamil Grosicki's free kick in the head!

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
38' -

James McClean goes through the back of Pawel Olkowski giving Poland a chance to get a free into the box from a dangerous position.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
37' - Corner Kick - Poland has won a corner kick. Kamil Grosicki will take it.
Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
36' -

Kamil Grosicki has another effort on goal as Poland broke following John O'Shea losing possession when both he and Seamus Coleman slipped on the turf. Robert Lewandowski held the ball up to bring the Polish midfield into play. "Polska! Polska! Poslka!" rings out around the stadium.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
34' -

When Poland move forward they do so with speed and are backed by a wall of noise from the home support.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
32' - Corner Kick -

Republic of Ireland has won a corner kick. Robbie Brady will take it. It came after Seamus Coleman got forward on the right and Grzegorz Krychowiak ran him down but Coleman flicked it off the the Poland goalscorer to earn the set peice. Brady puts it straight into Fabianski's hands though.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
29' - Free Kick -

Republic of Ireland has won a free kick. Robbie Brady will take it. It is from the same position as earlier. Better delivery this time but referee Cuneyt Cakir deems Richard Keogh's challenge on Lukasz Pazdan as a foul. The Turkish ref was in charge for Ireland v Italy at the last Euros as well as last year's Champions League final.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
25' - Free Kick -

Republic of Ireland has won a free kick. Robbie Brady will take it. He puts it in the mix but Lukasz Fabianski comes and claims.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
25' -

Krzysztof Maczynski gets a shot away wide on the left but he can't curl it near the goal. Chance came after Robbie Brady put Richard Keogh under pressure at the back with a heavy pass.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
22' -

This is an incredible first half to the first half. We've gone from a very low scoring draw  at 0-0, to a low scoring draw 1-1 and Ireland have the chance to get that win or high scoring draw that would see them progress.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
19' - Yellow Card - John O'Shea is booked for Republic of Ireland.
Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
17' -

The ball is in the Ireland net. OFFSIDE. Lewandowski was wandering in front Randolph.

Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
14' - Penalty -

Jonathan Walters scores for Republic of Ireland from the penalty spot. The spot kick came from a high challenge on the edge of the area on Shane Long by Michal Pazdan moments after the home team had taken the lead. What a position to be in for Ireland. 

Poland 1 - 0 Republic of Ireland
13' - Goal -

Grzegorz Krychowiak scores for Poland. The home team had won a corner after Darren Randolph had smothered Kamil Grosicki's shot. Grosicki took the corner and it went to Krychowiak at edge of area and he shot low into the bottom left hand corner. MIght have got a touch of a Polish player on the way through.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
10' -

Polish fans swinging their red and white scarfs over their head trying to encourage their team. The fan display just ahead of kick off was great. A sea of red and white with a pocket of green in the upper tier above Darren Randolph.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
8' -

Kevin Kilbane is calling the game for BBC Radio to my left with Ray Houghton in front on TV duty.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
7' -

Good start by Ireland. Have had plenty of the ball and have settled nicely into this match. They've calmed my nerves with their composed beginning.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
5' -

"I just can't get enough" can just be heard above the din of the home supporters.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
4' -

4-2-3-1 for the home team with Karol Linetty and Grzegorz Krychowiak holding in midfield. Pawel Olkowski is wide right and Kamil Grosicki is wide left. I think you know who is up top for Poland!

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
3' -

Some early Ireland pressure with Robbie Brady putting the ball into the box from a free kick. Shane Long wins the header but Jon Walters can't get onto it.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
2' -

Glenn Whelan is holding in front of the back four with Jeff Hendrick and James McCarthy stationed central in front of him. Jon Walters is wide right and James McClean on the left. Shane Long up top.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
1' - Kick-off - The game between Poland and Republic of Ireland has kicked off.
Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Ireland will shoot away from the pocket of Ireland fans high behind the goal to my left in the first half.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

With Micahl Rybus, Jakub Blaszczykowksi and Arkadiusz Milik out, Adam Nawalka brings Pawel Olkowski, Karol Linetty and Jakub Wawrzyniak into his team.

 

 

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

The big team news is the Wes Hoolahan is out and James McClean is in. Martin O'Neill spoke yesterday about whether Wes could do two games in three days as a 30 year old. Turns out he can't. Seamus Coleman comes into the team with Stephen Ward not travelling. Robbie Brady drops back to left back. Shay Given, of course is out, with Darren Randolph in.

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

I've been down to the bottom tier to get a few photos and it is a long way back up to the press box but it was a good way to warm up. It is 5 degrees now and dropping. Will be 2 degrees by end of the game. I'm getting nervous. How are your nerves? Could be one of the greates evening's in Irish sport!

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Met John O'Shea, Robbie Keane and Aiden McGeady in the lift at my hotel, and the team hotel, earlier!

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

Good evening from the Stadion Narodowy on the banks of Warsaw's Vistula river. Macdara Ferris here to take you through tonight's action. I will drop the odd photo into the updates and try and give you a sense of the occasion in this crucial game. You can drop me a tweet @macdarabueller or the jealous bosses back home are @ExtratimeNews.

 

Poland 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
0' -

The Ireland rugby match as just kicked off and it is less than three hours to kick off for the big game in Poland. If you are too nervous to watch the rugby, we have lots of reading for you ahead of the football match. We got the chance yesterday out at the stadium to hear from Martin O'Neill, Shane Long and Adam Nawalka yesterday.

 





Starting Lineup
(G) Darren Randolph
(D) John O'Shea
(D) Richard Keogh
(D) Séamus Coleman
(D) Robbie Brady
(M) Glenn Whelan
(M) Jonathan Walters
(M) James McClean
(M) James McCarthy
(M) Jeff Hendrick
(F) Shane Long
Substitutes
Marc Wilson
Daryl Murphy
David Meyler
Paul McShane
David McGoldrick
Aiden McGeady
Robbie Keane
Wesley Hoolahan
Darron Gibson
David Forde
Rob Elliot
Cyrus Christie