Wales vs Poland
UEFA Nations League
Cardiff City Stadium
The hosts went into the fixture having yet to have registered a win with just a point to their name. Their opponents did not have a much better campaign as well. It was a crucial fixture as relegation was on the line for both nations.
Considering the importance of the fixture, it was a cautious game. The first half ended goalless for this reason.
Swiderski scored the first goal of the game in the 57th minute. This proved to be the only goal of the fixture as Poland secured the result.
Wales vs Poland: Match report
Full time score: Wales 0-1 Poland
Wales: Hennessey; Cabango, Rodon, Norrington-Davies (Moore 58’); Roberts (Thomas 85’), Morrell, Levitt (Colwill 72’), N. Williams, Johnson, D James, Bale.
Unused substitutes: Ward, King, Gunter, Smith, Roberts, Burns, Williams, Harris, J James.
Poland: Szczesny; Bednarek, Glik, Kiwior; Bereszynski (Gumny 90’), Krychowiak, Zurowski (Szymanski 83’), Zalewski; Zielinski, Lewandowski , Swiderski (Piatek 65’)
Unused substitutes: Skorupski, Dragowski, Kedziora, Wieteska, Milik, Piotrowski, Grosicki, Skoras, Kaminski.
Post match reaction
Wales manager, Rob Page: “For our development as a nation, we want to play against the best teams in Europe. So we want to stay in this division, absolutely. We want to expose our younger players now to these types of players and teams and we’ll inevitably get better for those experiences. We’ve given ourselves a fighting chance and we’ll be closer say the game to win.
“Our supporters are fantastic and they play a big part in us being successful as well. They will be no different tomorrow night and we will need that support. We will go out to get the result that we need remain in the division. We” have had big players step up in the big games and it will be no different tomorrow night.”