Good test run
Leo Beenhakker was curious to see what Poland's reserve players were capable of, and they proved him right with a 3:0 victory last night. Considering this was not an official FIFA sanctioned match, but only a mere sparring game, the Dutchman played two completely different squads for both halves. Some of the players which had impressed against the Turks like Celeban, Pawłowski, can count on getting another call from Beenhakker when Poland A-team games start. Unfortunately, Radoslaw Majewski injured himself during training and was unable to take part in the scrimmage.
Nevertheless, the Dutchman was still happy with his teams game, "We played a very good game, considering we only trained twice prior to the match and most of the lads never played together. We looked very confident, and controlled much of the match. For me, it was a fantastic result and I'm very satisfied to see how well everything turned out as we had some troubles in the starting days of camp. Of course Serbia will be a harder opponent, but that is good for our young players, for only when you play against strong opposition is when you learn. I'm confident that we will have a good result against the Serbs as well." said happily Poland coach, Leo Beenhakker
Vital young guns
Wisla forward Rafal Boguski started the night for Poland in the 10th minute with a strike past the keeper, provided a good assist by midfielder Sebastion Tyrała. The Turkish opponents soon started to pressure the Polish half until defensive gaffes lead CSKA Moscow hitman Dawid Janczyk to soon easily tip the ball over the Antylaspor custodian, giving the Poles an extra goal going into the second half. An all new roster came out for Poland in the second half, which after a little awkwardness in the Antylaspor box had Tomasz Zahorski score the third goal of the night, sealing Poland the victory. Poland coach, Leo Beenhakker was happy with his teams morale and game and plans for another victory in Turkey against UEFA opponents, Serbia.
First half: Cierzniak - Rzeźniczak, Celeban, Polczak, Magiera - Tyrała, Łukasiewicz, Trałka, Małkowski - Boguski, Janczyk
Second half: Stachowiak - Pawelec, Jodłowiec, Pazdan, Komorowski - Pawłowski, Danch, Krychowiak, Gancarczyk – Zieliński, Zahorski