European Championship Qualifying - Group D
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Poland 2-0 Germany

By Alasdair LamontBBC Scotland in Warsaw
Poland celebrate
Poland had never before beaten Germany

World champions Germany lost for the first time in 19 competitive matches as Poland beat them to move top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group.

Arkadiusz Milik's 51st-minute header was added to late on by Sebastian Mila's sweeping finish.

Poland had never before beaten Germany, who had also not lost in 33 previous qualifiers, a run dating back to 2007.

The Poles move above Republic of Ireland on goal difference and next host Scotland on Tuesday.

The leaders have six points, Germany and Scotland have three, with Georgia and Gibraltar each losing both of their opening two qualifiers.

Tuesday Group D fixtures
Germany v Republic of Ireland
Gibraltar v Georgia
Poland v Scotland

Germany's last qualifying defeat was a 3-0 home defeat by the Czech Republic in October 2007.

But when Lukasz Piszczek angled in a cross that had Manuel Neuer in two minds, Milik rose to divert the ball over the keeper.

The Germans could easily have been five goals to the good before that, with debutant Karim Bellarabi missing a hat-trick of chances, and Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels also wasteful.

Joachim Low's men did everything but score in their quest for an equaliser, Lukas Podolski cracking a volley against the bar in their best effort.

But the hosts resisted and, when Robert Lewandowski powered into the area and squared the ball, Milik's clinical finish sealed a famous Polish victory.

"I can't fault the team, but perhaps we should have made more of our chances," said Low. "After a loss you always need to show a good reaction."

Elsewhere, Albania, who defeated Portugal in the first round of Group I matches, were denied another victory when Denmark came back to earn a 1-1 draw.

Serbia and Armenia also drew 1-1 to leave Portugal bottom of the group.

Arkadiusz Milik
Arkadiusz Milik rises to head Poland's opening goal
Sebastian Mila
Sebastian Mila's late finish sent Poland top of Group D on goal difference
Germany
Germany beat Scotland in their opening qualifier
Poland fans
Poland fans had never before seen their team defeat Germany

Line-ups

Poland

  • 1Szczesny
  • 20PiszczekBooked at 90mins
  • 4SzukalaBooked at 19mins
  • 15Glik
  • 14WawrzyniakSubstituted forJedrzejczykat 84'minutes
  • 11GrosickiSubstituted forSobotaat 71'minutes
  • 8Krychowiak
  • 6Jodlowiec
  • 13Rybus
  • 7MilikSubstituted forMilaat 77'minutes
  • 9LewandowskiBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 2Rangel Cionek
  • 3Jedrzejczyk
  • 5Sobota
  • 10Teodorczyk
  • 12Boruc
  • 16Maczynski
  • 17Olkowski
  • 18Mila
  • 19Starzynski
  • 21Zyro
  • 22Fabianski
  • 23Kucharczyk

Germany

  • 1Neuer
  • 16RüdigerSubstituted forKruseat 83'minutes
  • 17BoatengBooked at 24mins
  • 5Hummels
  • 15Durm
  • 20KramerSubstituted forDraxlerat 71'minutes
  • 18Kroos
  • 11BellarabiBooked at 86mins
  • 19Götze
  • 9SchürrleSubstituted forPodolskiat 77'minutes
  • 13Müller

Substitutes

  • 2Mustafi
  • 3Ginter
  • 7Rudy
  • 10Podolski
  • 12Zieler
  • 14Draxler
  • 22Weidenfeller
  • 23Kruse
Referee:
Pedro Proença

Match Stats

Home TeamPolandAway TeamGermany
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home5
Away29
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Poland 2, Germany 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Poland 2, Germany 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Booking

    Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Lukas Podolski (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lukas Podolski (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Kruse.

  8. Post update

    Mats Hummels (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Robert Lewandowski (Poland).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Poland 2, Germany 0. Sebastian Mila (Poland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mario Götze (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Karim Bellarabi (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Draxler.

  13. Booking

    Karim Bellarabi (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Germany).

  15. Post update

    Artur Jedrzejczyk (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Poland. Artur Jedrzejczyk replaces Jakub Wawrzyniak because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Jakub Wawrzyniak (Poland) because of an injury.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Max Kruse replaces Antonio Rüdiger.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sebastian Mila (Poland) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Grzegorz Krychowiak following a set piece situation.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland22006066
2Czech Rep22004226
3Netherlands21014313
4Kazakhstan201113-21
5Latvia201103-31
6Turkey200215-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales21102114
2Belgium11006063
3Israel11002113
4Cyprus21013303
5Bos-Herze201112-11
6Andorra200218-70

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slovakia22003126
2Spain21016333
3Ukraine21012113
4North Macedonia210147-33
5Luxembourg201134-11
6Belarus201113-21

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland22009096
2R. of Ireland22009186
3Scotland21012203
4Germany210123-13
5Georgia200213-20
6Gibraltar2002014-140

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England22007076
2Lithuania22003036
3Estonia21011103
4Slovenia21011103
5Switzerland200203-30
6San Marino200207-70

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland22004136
2Finland21104224
3Romania21102114
4Hungary201123-11
5Greece201112-11
6Faroe Islands200215-40

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia21105144
2Montenegro21102024
3Austria21103214
4Sweden20202202
5Liechtenstein201104-41
6Moldova200214-30

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy22004136
2Croatia22003036
3Norway21013213
4Bulgaria21012203
5Azerbaijan200224-20
6Malta200205-50

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark21103214
2Albania21102114
3Serbia10101101
4Armenia201123-11
5Portugal100101-10
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