In the European football championship qualifiers, Poland emerged victorious with a 2-0 (1-0) win over the Faroe Islands. The goals for the White and Reds were scored by Sebastian Szymański (4th minute) and Adam Buska (65th minute). From the 46th minute onwards, the hosts played with a numerical disadvantage, as Askham was shown a red card for a foul on Milik. In the other match of our group, Albania defeated the Czech Republic 3-0 (1-0).
The debutants in the Polish national team, defender Patryk Peda from the Italian third-division club SPAL Ferrara, and midfielder Patryk Dziczek from Piast Gliwice, got the opportunity to make their debut from the first minute. In the absence of the injured Robert Lewandowski, captaincy was taken over by Piotr Zieliński in Michał Probierz’s debut as the coach.
The Poles started the game remarkably well. In the 4th minute, Davidsen poorly cleared the ball from his own penalty area. Zieliński intercepted the ball and passed it to Szymański, who opened the scoring with a technical shot from 16 meters.
In the 14th minute, Poland had a chance to extend their lead. Cash delivered a perfect ball into the hosts’ penalty area to Frankowski, but our player’s shot was blocked. A few minutes later, Zieliński played an excellent ball into the penalty area to Szymański. He tried to pass the ball along the goal line to Milik, but Lamhauge was alert and cleared the ball.
In the 27th minute, the hosts came close to equalizing after a corner kick, but Peda managed to clear the danger ahead of Askham. Moments later, the White and Reds attempted to respond. Frankowski played the ball along the hosts’ goal line, but Milik narrowly missed the ball.
The tension increased in the Faroe Islands’ penalty area in the 40th minute. Slisz delivered a cross from the right side, but Milik’s shot was blocked. Cash attempted to finish with a header, but his effort lacked the necessary power.
In the final minutes of the match, Probierz gave debuts to two more players: Jakub Piotrowski and Filip Marchwiński.
Towards the end, the White and Reds maintained control on the field. They tried to further increase their lead, but were unsuccessful in their attempts.
The victory marked a successful debut for Coach Probierz and showcased the depth of talent in the Polish squad. With promising new players and experienced stars, Poland’s journey in the European football championship qualifiers holds great promise, filling Polish fans with hope for the tournaments ahead.