UEFA Nations League - Group A3
Arkadiusz Milik
Arkadiusz Milik was forced to take two penalties after his first was ruled out for an encroachment

Poland came from behind to draw against Portugal and ensure they will be in pot one for the Euro 2020 qualifying draw.

The Poles went into the tie knowing a point would secure their status as a top-10 European side, despite having been relegated from League A.

Andre Silva opened the scoring with a glancing header for the hosts but Arkadiusz Milik held his nerve to equalise from the penalty spot.

The result sees Germany drop into pot two before the draw on 2 December.

Germany could therefore be drawn in the same qualifying group for Euro 2020 as England or World Cup finalists France and Croatia, who are among the teams in pot one.

Nations League Group A3 winners Portugal started brightly in Guimaraes and went in front when Silva met Renato Sanches's corner at the near post in the 33rd minute.

Having gone behind, Poland burst into life and Tomasz Kedziora's header struck the crossbar.

Portugal were reduced to 10 men when Danilo Pereira hauled down Milik inside the penalty area after the Portuguese lost possession in a dangerous area.

Milik stepped up to beat Beto from the spot but the referee ordered a retake because of encroachment. The Napoli striker held his nerve and went the same way to send the topless supporters in the away end into raptures.

Poland had chances to secure all three points, but they leave Portugal having secured their top-10 status on goal difference.



  • 22Beto
  • 2Cancelo
  • 3Pepe
  • 18Rúben Dias
  • 19Rodrigues
  • 8Renato Sanches
  • 13DaniloBooked at 63mins
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 15Ferreira SilvaSubstituted forTué Na Bangnaat 70'minutes
  • 23André SilvaBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMacedo Lopesat 87'minutes
  • 5GuerreiroSubstituted forJoão Márioat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 4Novo Neto
  • 6José Fonte
  • 7Tué Na Bangna
  • 9Macedo Lopes
  • 10João Mário
  • 12Morais Ramos
  • 16Bruno Fernandes
  • 17Gonçalo Guedes
  • 20Afonso Fernandes
  • 21Cédric Soares


  • 1Szczesny
  • 15Kedziora
  • 4CionekBooked at 11mins
  • 5BednarekBooked at 28mins
  • 18Bereszynski
  • 8KlichSubstituted forGóralskiat 75'minutes
  • 10Krychowiak
  • 11GrosickiSubstituted forKadziorat 79'minutes
  • 20ZielinskiSubstituted forSzymanskiat 90+5'minutes
  • 21FrankowskiBooked at 78mins
  • 7Milik


  • 2Pietrzak
  • 3Matynia
  • 6Góralski
  • 9Piatek
  • 12Skorupski
  • 13Buksa
  • 14Olkowski
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 17Kadzior
  • 19Kaminski
  • 22Fabianski
  • 23Szymanski
Sergey Karasev

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamPoland
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 1, Poland 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 1, Poland 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Poland. Damian Szymanski replaces Piotr Zielinski.

  4. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  5. Post update

    Delay in match Beto (Portugal) because of an injury.

  6. Booking

    João Mário (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by João Mário (Portugal).

  8. Post update

    Piotr Zielinski (Poland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damian Kadzior (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Arkadiusz Milik.

  10. Post update

    João Mário (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jacek Góralski (Poland).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Éder replaces André Silva.

  13. Post update

    João Mário (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Piotr Zielinski (Poland).

  15. Post update

    Offside, Portugal. Rúben Dias tries a through ball, but André Silva is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damian Kadzior (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thiago Cionek with a headed pass.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Poland. Conceded by Beto.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Piotr Zielinski (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Damian Kadzior.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Poland. Damian Kadzior replaces Kamil Grosicki.

  20. Booking

    Przemyslaw Frankowski (Poland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.


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