On Friday, the Polish national team under 20 faced their peers from Germany in the second match of the Elite League friendly tournament. In June, Miłosz Stępiński’s players defeated the Italians 1-0, and now they are faced with another difficult task.
The Biało-Czerwoni did not scare the rival and from the beginning of the match they took the floor. Kelechukwu Ibe-Torti was close to opening the scoring in the 23rd minute, after which Felix Gebhardt was forced to intervene. Two minutes later, the goalkeeper of the German team had to pull the ball out of the net.
Marcel Wędrychowski hit the rivals ‘goal, and the football on the way bounced off one of the German representatives and completely confused the hosts’ goalkeeper. Just before the break of Biało-Czerwonych, Kacper Bieszczad saved a goal.
After the change of sides, the Germans picked up the pace. In the 51st minute Bieszczad showed up again, which in a great way defended Erik Shuranow’s head shot. In the 60th minute, Paul Nebel tried a great free kick and the ball hit the post.
The Poles survived the onslaught of the opponent and in the 71st minute they could increase their lead. However, Gebhardt managed to defend the dangerous blow from Jan Bieganski.
The Germans, however, did not lay down their arms and in the very end they managed to get their way. First, in the 84th minute, after a huge confusion at the goal, Bieszczada equalized Fisnik Asllani, and three minutes later Kerim Calhanoglu gave the decisive hit, who showed an individual action.
In the extra time of the game, the Germans were able to sink Miłosz Stępiński’s team, but the goal of one of the rivals was not finally recognized. The Poles were no longer able to respond effectively and eventually, in Unterhaching, they had to swallow the bitterness of failure.
Germany – Poland 2: 1 (0: 1)-
Goals: Fisnik Asllani (84th), Kerim Calhanoglu (87th) – Schmidt (25th – alone)
Poland: Kacper Bieszczad – Jakub Szymański, Kacper Kasperowicz, Maksymilian Tkocz – Jan Biegański (89. Jakub Witek), Bartosz Talar (46. Patryk Walicki), Marcel Wędrychowski, Kellechukwu Ibe-Torti (62. Antoni Klimek), Tomasz Neugebauer (46. Kacper Karasek), Paweł Chrupalla (46. Kacper Sezonienko), Aleksander Buksa (62. Lucjan Klisiewicz).
His eyesight deteriorated overnight. First in one eye. Activities in the hall, a ball hit in the face and Michał Globisz was in the hospital. Later, visibility in the other eye faded. Nevertheless, the deserved youth coach and educator can still be found in the stands of the stadium in Gdynia – he comes to the matches and his friends tell him what is happening on the pitch. In “X-ray”, the guardian of the gold medalists of the European Championships from years ago talks about learning a new life and setting the head at such an angle that the number of an oncoming trolleybus can be seen at the stop.
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