Tuesday, 20th June 2006
Poland Leave With a Win
Costa Rica vs Poland
Costa Rica and Poland have played each other twice before, with Poland winning both
friendly games by two goals; (2:0) on 6th May in America and (4:2) in San Jose.
Only pride to play for in this game as Germany and Ecuador have already qualified from
Paulo Wanchope's first shot of the game was a little ambitious, in the
Maciej Zurawski had a couple of early efforts for Poland but his18th
minute free-kick curled over the bar and Jervis Drummond blocked a shot four minutes
Costa Rica took the lead in the 24th minute when Ronald Gomez, from a
free-kick, blasted the ball through the wall; sheer power.
Poland levelled the score just after the half-hour, as Bartosz Bosacki
slipped around the back on a corner; they do care about the result after all.
In the 37th minute, Jervis Drummond almost scored in his own net but
Jose Porras got down fast enough enough to stop the ball slipping in at the near post.
Maciej Zurawski's World Cup is over as he was replaced by Pawel Brozek
Thirty three minutes after his thirty third minute equaliser, Bartosz
Bosacki finally put Poland in front; from a Jacek Krzynowek corner.
Substitue Grzegorz Rasiak should have increased Poland's lead near the
end but at least they can leave Germany on a winning note.
Costa Rica 1 - Poland 2
1:0 Ronald Gomez (24)
1:1 Bartosz Bosacki (33)
1:2 Bartosz Bosacki (66)
18 Jose Porras; 2 Jervis Drummond, 3 Luis Marin, 4 Michael Umanam,
12 Leonardo Gonzalez, 17 Gabriel Badilla; 7 Cristian Bolanos,
8 Mauricio Solis, 10 Walter Centeno; 9 Paulo Wanchope, 11 Ronald
1 Artur Boruc; 4 Marcin Baszczynski, 6 Jacek Bak, 14 Michal Zewlakow, 19 Bartosz Bosacki;
8 Jacek Krzynowek, 10 Miroslaw Szymkowiak, 15 Ebi Smolarek, 16 Arkadiusz Radomski; 9
Maciej Zurawski, 21 Ireneusz Jelen.
Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)
46 Mins (Poland) - 23 Pawel Brozek on for 9 Maciej Zurawski
64 Mins (Poland) - 18 Mariusz Lewandowski on for 16 Arkadiusz Radomski
70 Mins (Costa Rica) - 15 Harold Wallace on for 2 Jervis Drummond
78 Mins (Costa Rica) - 19 Alvaro Saborio on for 7 Cristian Bolanos
82 Mins (Costa Rica) - 16 Carlos Hernandez on for 11 Ronald Gomez
85 Mins (Poland) - 11 Grzegorz Rasiak on for 15 Ebi Smolarek
17 Mins - Michael Umanam (Costa Rica)
18 Mins - Arkadiusz Radomski (Poland)
23 Mins - Jacek Bak (Poland)
29 Mins - Michal Zewlakow (Poland)
45 Mins - Luis Marin (Costa Rica)
45 Mins - Ronald Gomez (Costa Rica)
56 Mins - Gabriel Badilla (Costa Rica)
60 Mins - Marcin Baszczynski (Poland)
76 Mins - Leonardo Gonzalez (Costa Rica)
90 Mins - Artur Boruc (Poland)
0 Red Cards.
Ecuador vs Germany
2006 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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