Match ends, Poland 2, Latvia 0.
Poland scored two late goals to avoid an embarrassing draw with 131st-ranked Latvia in their Euro 2020 qualifier.
Poland, ranked 20th, were in the top tier of teams in the Nations League, while Latvia were in the bottom tier.
The visitors won none of their six games in that competition against Georgia, Kazakhstan and Andorra.
But they looked set for a famous point until Robert Lewandoski headed in with 14 minutes left, before Kamil Glik added a second.
Poland are the seeded team in Group G, while Latvia are the lowest-ranked side in a group that also contains Macedonia, Israel, Slovenia and Austria.
The hosts were expected to win comfortably against a side who had won just two of their previous 26 matches, with those victories coming against Estonia and Andorra.
Poland did dominate, with 23 shots, 14 corners and 72% possession, but it took Lewandowski's late intervention to break the deadlock against a team who have lost to the likes of Macedonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Gibraltar in the past 12 months.
Poland had been affected by illness in the build-up, with eight players - including influential Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik - affected.
- 19KedzioraBooked at 69mins
- 14KlichSubstituted forBlaszczykowskiat 62'minutes
- 11GrosickiSubstituted forFrankowskiat 83'minutes
- 23PiatekBooked at 25minsSubstituted forMilikat 87'minutes
- 18SavalnieksSubstituted forGabovsat 80'minutes
- 4DubraBooked at 18mins
- 2MaksimenkoBooked at 53mins
- 9IkaunieksBooked at 73mins
- 11KarasausksSubstituted forTobersat 85'minutes
- 22GutkovskisSubstituted forUldrikisat 70'minutes
- Aliyar Aghayev
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Poland 2, Latvia 0.
Corner, Poland. Conceded by Janis Ikaunieks.
Arkadiusz Reca (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Janis Ikaunieks (Latvia).
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Vladislavs Gabovs (Latvia).
Foul by Robert Lewandowski (Poland).
Kaspars Dubra (Latvia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Poland) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kristers Tobers (Latvia).
Substitution, Poland. Arkadiusz Milik replaces Krzysztof Piatek.
Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Roberts Uldrikis (Latvia).
Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Olegs Laizans (Latvia).
Substitution, Latvia. Kristers Tobers replaces Arturs Karasausks.
Goal! Poland 2, Latvia 0. Kamil Glik (Poland) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jakub Blaszczykowski with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Poland. Conceded by Pavels Steinbors.