Robert Lewandowski scored Poland’s first goal in their 2-0 win over Latvia in their second Euro 2020 qualifier of the international break. Lewandowski didn’t break the deadlock until the 76th minute as Latvia did well to keep it 0-0 for as long as they did. Poland were the odds-on favorite to win. It was a sublime finish from Bayern Munich’s number 9 as he timed his run to perfection, heading home a whipped cross from left back Arkadiusz Reca. Kamil Glik added a second goal in the 84th minute to seal the win for Poland and secure another vital three points in Poland’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Have a look at Lewy’s finish:
#POLLVA #EURO2020— Roper (@masszt_) March 24, 2019
Poland first goal scored by ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI! pic.twitter.com/KZD7oYWNbj
Poland goal drought = snapped
Before his goal against Latvia, Lewandowski had not scored a goal for Poland since last summer, when he scored a brace in a pre World Cup friendly against Lithuania in June. There’s no question that he was thoroughly disappointed not to have registered a goal in either the World Cup or the UEFA Nations League, so it’s reassuring the see him back on the score sheet for his country. He’s continued scoring goals for fun for Bayern and is number one in the race for the Torjägerkanone with 18 Bundesliga goals, so hopefully he can continue to produce for Poland when it counts. Euro 2020 qualifiers don’t resume again until June, so who know’s what kind of scoring form he’ll have had for Bayern between now and then.
Not for nothing, either, but Lewandowski also had this bit of magic from Poland’s 1-0 qualifier win over Austria:
Best thing of the game (other than Piatek's goal)? Had to be Lewandowski's filthy no-look pass. No question. #AUTPOL #EURO2020Qualifying #EURO2020Qualifiers pic.twitter.com/sMnYoJPUy3— Pat Novak (@PatricNova) March 21, 2019