National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

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  • Jakub Blaszczykowski 57'

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  • Alan Dzagoev 37'
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    That concludes the second round of fixtures in Group A. The group is delicately poised with all four teams in the mix.


    Well deserved draw for hosts Poland who had the better chances throughout. Russia move one point closer to the next stage.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME Poland 1-1 Russia

  • 90'

    Free-kick almost finds Brozek, but cleared by Russia. Tense finish

  • 90'

    Brozek replaces Obraniak

  • 90'

    Free-kick to Poland 30 yards out. Arshavin fouls Piszczek off the ball.

  • 90'

    Zhirkov is in behind the defence for Russia, but stumbles over his pull-back. Poland look to counter.

  • 90'

    Three minutes added time...

  • 89'

    Russia have stemmed the tide. Lewandowski has the ball wide, but they can't get the ball into a scoring position.

  • 88'

    Zhirkov hasn't read the script and crosses to goalkeeper Tyton. Poland have possession.

  • 88'

    Russia keeping the ball calmly, playing down the clock.

  • 87'

    Poland pile forward once again, but Denisov and Ignashevich combine to stop the counter.

  • 86'

    Russia playing down the clock now. The Polish fans are baying for a goal.

  • 84'

    Matuszczyk replaces Polanski

  • 83'

    Russia keeping the ball now. Shirokov crosses, but claimed by Tyton.

  • 82'

    Corner to Russia. Wasilewski yet again doing his job manfully Russia take it short.

  • 81'

    Russia now looking to slow things down. They wont want to lose this.

  • 80'

    Back underway and Poland counter well. Obraniak eventually gets a good shot away at goal. Well saved by Malafeev.

  • 79'

    Izmailov replaces Dzagoev

  • 78'

    Tackles flying in and both Zhirkov and Polanski are down. Delay in play.

  • 77'

    Almost an opening for Russia with Boenisch out of position. Pavlyuchenko cant quite link up with Dzagoev at the edge of the area.

  • 76'

    Boenisch manufactures a shot coming infield from the left. The shot, though, does not match the build-up play and flies well over.

  • 75'

    Dzagoev booked for dissent

  • 74'

    Mierzejewski almost makes an immediate impact, firing wide from 25 yards.

  • 74'

    Mierzejewski replaces Dudka

  • 73'

    Poland's latest attack comes to an end with a poor cross from the left foot of Boenisch. Had been building nicely.

  • 72'

    Arshavin makes a mess up of his cross this time. From the left, the Arsenal forward looks to pick out Pavlyuchenko, but finds only Tyton.

  • 71'

    The pressure is telling on both sides. Dick Advocaat looks a nervous man in the technical area.

  • 70'

    Poland piling forward again. Obraniak has a shot blocked by Zhirkov.

  • 70'

    Pavlyuchenko replaces Kerzhakov

  • 69'

    Malafeev makes another brilliant save. Polanski gets a shot away from eight yards, well saved by the Russian stopper.

  • 68'

    Dzagoev close to grabbing a second. A terrific one-two with Kerzhakov and the youngster fires at goal left-footed. Saved by Tyton.

  • 66'

    Russian corner once more, Zhirkov to take. Swung into the centre, but a foul given for pushing in the six-yard box.

  • 65'

    Murawski, inspired by his team-mate's effort, attempts to find the back of the net from 30 yards. Miles over the bar.

  • 64'

    Arshavin looking dangerous once more, driving forward from the left. Tackled by Wasilewski.

  • 63'

    Corner to Russia. Taken by Arshavin from the left and Wasilewski rises high to head clear.

  • 62'

    Poland now need to settle themselves down. Some poor passing in midfield since the goal. Passions running high.

  • 61'

    This game has an edge to it now. Russia piling forward on the attack.

  • 60'

    Denisov and Lewandowski

  • 60'

    A flare-up in midfield between Denisov and Lewandowski. The Russian looked to react to the challenge.

  • 59'

    The crowd, as expected, is going wild in Warsaw. This was what the hosts needed.

  • 58'

    Poland are level and deservedly so. They have been excellent in this game.

  • 57'

    GOAL Poland 1-1 Russia Kuba spanks the ball home!!! Jakub Blaszczykowski capitalises on Arshavin's profligacy to lash home a shot left-footed from 20 yards. That was emphatic!

  • 56'

    Andrei Arshavin has done brilliantly, until the final pass. With three waiting in the centre, he manages to pick out the only defender!

  • 55'

    Almost immediately as Perquis' slip and Boenisch's sliced clearance sets up Zhirkov. The Russian's shot is sliced just as badly.

  • 54'

    End-to-end stuff. More goals to come soon you feel.

  • 53'

    Poland burst forward down the right, but with the ball rolling dangerously across the area, Lewandowski is penalised.

  • 52'

    Perquis has just saved Poland. Kerzhakov looks to be through on goal, but Perquis executes a perfect sliding tackle.

  • 51'

    Big chance for Arshavin inside the area on the left. A clear shot at goal is sliced horribly, though, and rolls for a throw-on.

  • 50'

    Big opportunity for Lewandowski, who sprung the offside trap from Obraniak's pass. Malafeev, though, is off his line like a rocket to throw himself in the way of the ball.

  • 49'

    Russia hit back and twice could have cut through, but for poor final passes from Kerzhakov.

  • 48'

    Fine start to the half from Poland. Just what they needed.

  • 47'

    Two corners in a row and two great deliveries. First cleared by Ignashevich, second headed over by Perquis in the centre of the goal. Should hit the target.

  • 46'

    So close to an immediate breakthrough. Polanski slips through Lewandowski, who rounds Malafeev, but the angle is against the striker. Corner.

  • 46'

    Back underway for the second-half in Warsaw...

  • 46'



    Lewandowski, who we've seen scoring all season in Germany, has been the most likely threat so far. He looks in the mood.


    The crowds in the centre of Warsaw are disappointed aat the moment. Can their team give them something to shout about?


    Hopefully for Franciszek Smuda his side can get a second wind. The pace of their play dropped significantly in the first period.


    Poland started brightly and could easily have been ahead. Russia though have made them pay.


    HALF TIME Poland 0-1 Russia

  • 45'

    Three in the box for Russia as Zhirkov looks to cross. More of an up-and-under than a cross though. Tyton claims.

  • 45'

    Two minutes added-time...

  • 45'

    Could have been a Russian penalty for a barge on Dzagoev in the area. Somehow, though, the decision goes the other way. Bemusing.

  • 44'

    Kerzhakov fouls Polanski in midfield, but the decision is only belatedly given with the Russians rushing forward

  • 43'

    Poland, though, regroup well to clear Arshavin's corner.

  • 42'

    Rapid counter from Russia. Kerazhakov down the right looks to hammer a low cross to Shirokov, but Wasilewski cuts out the cross.

  • 41'

    Replays show the goal flicked off Dzagoev's shoulder. Brilliant run though.

  • 40'

    Russia look to calm things down. They are in the lead and comfortable.

  • 39'

    Good save from Malafeev at the other end as Poland look for an immediate response. Blaszczykowski testing the keeper from 20 yards.

  • 38'

    Dreadful marking from Poland and they pay the price.

  • 37'

    GOAL Poland 0-1 Russia Dzagoev with a header!!! Lovely free-kick swung in by Arshavin and Dzagoev has stormed ahead of his marker to flick a header past the helpless Tyton.

  • 36'

    Free-kick to Russia. Wasilewski clatters Zyryanov on the Russian left.

  • 35'

    Poland defending in numbers now as Russia come forward. So far, so good for the defenders.

  • 34'

    Shirokov almost gets in behind the defence from a long-ball over the top. Russia clawing their way into the ascendency.

  • 33'

    Some glimpses of brilliance from Arshavin as he sets up Zyrzanov for a shot. Russia need him to perform.

  • 32'

    Slight delay as Blaszczykowki catches Ignashevich. The big centre back will be alright to continue though.

  • 31'

    Dudka is told off by referee Stark for a late tackle in midfield. Needs to be carful now.

  • 30'

    Some frustration for Russia as a wild shot flies wide. They have been second best so far.

  • 29'

    Kerzhakov proving a good outlet for Russia. But, when forced wide there is then little to aim for in the area.

  • 28'

    Kerzhakov comes forward towards goal and shoots from range. Well over the bar for the out of sorts striker.

  • 27'

    Crossed in by Arshavin himself, but easily claimed by Tyton. Russia come straight back again with Kerzhakov on the right, but his cross narrowly evades Arshavin in the centre.

  • 26'

    Russia now have a free-kick of their own. Arshavin blocked by Piszczek on the the left.

  • 25'

    Poland have a free-kick 35 yards out. Wacilewski wins the header from Obraniak's cross, caught by Malafeev.

  • 24'

    Russia look to get back in control of the game. Under pressure.

  • 23'

    Brilliant stuff from Poland. Blaszczykowski fires the ball across the face of goal, with Lewandowski and Polanski close to turning the ball home.

  • 22'

    Really good spell from Poland. Boenisch gets down the left, but his cross is charged down by Anyukov.

  • 21'

    Lovely, deep corner once more from Obraniak. Wasilewski rises high to head over.

  • 20'

    Lewandowski almost has another chance to swing that mighty left-foot. Ignashevich clears for a corner.

  • 19'

    Polish euphoria was short lived. But, encouragement for the hosts.

  • 18'

    OFFSIDE! Polanski has the ball in the net after a wonderful, flowing passing move. Chalked off for offside.

  • 17'

    Free-kick given to Poland in their own area. Marcin Wasilewski fouled by Kerzhakov.

  • 16'

    Slow progress from Russia coming forward. No real threat from a long spell of possession.

  • 15'

    Perquis is now back on for Poland after a bit of treatment. 11 v 11 again.

  • 14'

    Better spell for Russia, with the Zenit trio in midfield passing the ball nicely.

  • 13'

    Delay in play. Perquis has gone down injured after that clash with Kerzhakov. Looks like a stud has cut open his leg.

  • 12'

    Appeals for a penalty as Perquis tackles Kerzhakov in the area. Took a good chunk of the ball though.

  • 11'

    Lovely strike! Murawski heads down a ball for Lewandowski who swings a left foot at the ball. Narrowly over the bar from 25 yards.

  • 10'

    Zyryanov plays a lovely ball over the top to Alexander Kerzhakov, but the Russian forward is flagged offside.

  • 9'

    Arshavin swings in a corner from the left. Gathered by Tyton under his own crossbar.

  • 8'

    Another Boenisch header, this time from a corner. Malafeev saves well once more.

  • 7'

    Brilliant save from Malafeev. Crossed in by Murawski and Boenisch wins a good header, shaved smartly by the Russian stopper.

  • 6'

    Free-kick to Poland 35 yards out and on the right flank. Zhirkov fouls Blaszczykowski.

  • 5'

    Arshavin takes the corner short and quickly gets the ball back. Crossed in from the right and Murawski clears.

  • 4'

    Anyukov gets forward down the right for Russia and looks to get past Boenisch. Corner won.

  • 3'

    End-to-end so far, with Kerzhakov's cross narrowly avoiding Shirokov for Russia.

  • 2'

    First free-kick of the game. Blaszczykowski blocked by Denisov as he looked to maraud down the right flank.

  • 1'

    Poland kick-off and work the ball to Piszczek at right-back. He is hassled well by Arshavin. Throw-in.

  • 1'



    "This is Russia" flag unfurled in the stadium - Not really helping matters, that.


    Anthem time now. Russia, then Poland.


    Here come the teams to a raucous reception in Warsaw. This means a lot to both sets of fans. Anthem time.


    Just over ten minutes until kick-off. Can Arshavin repeat his performance of Friday? Will Lewandowski score?


    Police in Warsaw are reporting 56 arrests so far today ahead of the game, more to follow later.


    Just the two changes to the line-ups then, both coming for Poland. Suspended goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is replaced by Przemyslaw Tyton. Dariuzs Dudka replaces Maciej Rybus in midfield.


    Russia: Malafeev, Aniukov, Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Shirokov, Denisov, Zyryanov, Dzagoev, Kerzhakov, Arshavin. Subs: Akinfeev, Sharonov, Izmailov, Pavlyuchenko, Kombarov, Kokorin, Granat, Pogrebnyak, Nababkin, Glushakov, Semshov, Shunin.


    Poland: Tyton, Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch, Dudka, Polanski, Blaszczykowski, Murawski, Obraniak, Lewandowski. Subs: Sandomierski, Wojtkowiak, Kaminski, Matuszczyk, Rybus, Wawrzyniak, Sobiech, Mierzejewski, Wolski, Grosicki, Brozek.


    A heavy police presence has controlled the violence so far


    A preview of tonight's game is available on site - Here


    A latest report on the outbreaks of violence between the two sets of supporters can be found - here


    Just 40 minutes away from kick-off now, as Poland face Russia in Warsaw. Hosts Poland badly need a win, whilst the Russians are in pole position in Group A. There is bound to be tension, on and off the pitch.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Poland

  • 15(9)

  • 21

  • 12

  • 43%


  • Russia

  • 7(3)

  • 22

  • 13

Match Stats

  • Poland
  • Russia
15(9) Shots (on goal) 7(3)
12 Fouls 13
4 Corner kicks 6
2 Offsides 2
43% Time of Possession 57%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 6

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