Poland scored twice in the final five minutes to beat Malta 2-0 in the first match from Group 7 of the UEFA Under-21 Championship 2013-15 at the Marszałek Piłsudski Stadium in Krakow on Thursday.
The Maltese did an excellent job in controlling their opponents for eighty five minutes until Arkadiusz Milik managed to break the deadlock putting Poland ahead. On the 90th, substitute Michal Chrapek doubled the score to kill Malta’s hopes of starting the campaign on a positive note.
In the next games, Malta will be playing Turkey and Greece in two games away from home on September 5 and 10 respectively.
MALTA Jurgen Borg, Christian Grech, Zach Muscat, Bjorn Kristensen, Steve Pisani (70′ Lydon Micallef), Sacha Borg, Clyde Borg (88′ Brooke Farrugia), Louis John Cutajar, Ryan Camenzuli (82′ Jurgen Pisani), Ryan Scicluna, Jean Paul Farrugia.
POLAND Jakub Szumski, Rafal Janicki, Adam Pazio, Marcin Kaminski, Mateusz Lewandowski, Dominki Furman, Arkadiusz Milik, Rafal Wolski (64′ Michal Chrapek), Damian Dabrowski (76′ Kacper Przybylko), Julien Tadrowski (46′ Michal Zyro), Bartlomiej Pawlowski.
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUS)