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Robert Lewandowski Drives Poland to a Point in Scotland

Nobody can stop this dude from finding the back of the net.

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Robert Lewandowski's scoring run has now pored into the national team level. Poland's captain bookended his country's performance in Scotland as Poland earned a 2-2 draw to stay alive in qualification for the UEFA European Championship.

The 27-year-old opened the scoring for Poland within the first three minutes, staying onside as Andriusz Milik threaded him the ball through the Scotland defense. The in-form striker swapped the ball onto his right foot before finishing past the dive of Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall.

Poland had trouble scoring after that though, and Scotland worked their way back into the match. Matt Richie equalized on a set piece just before halftime, and Steven Fletcher scored on an impressive left footed finish in the second half to put Scotland ahead. Lewandowski swooped in to save the day though, beating Shaun Maloney on a post-rattling set piece to push the ball over the line in the fourth minute of extra time.

With the two goals, Lewandowski has scored 14 goals in his last five matches for Bayern Munich and Poland. He increased his goal tally for Poland to 12 in qualification, which is four more than Germany's Thomas Muller in second place.

The point from the result puts Poland second place on 18 points, their +22 goal difference the only divider between them and the Republic of Ireland. The two countries will duke it out in Warsaw on Monday, hoping to snag outright qualification for the Euros.

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