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Robert Lewandowski plays his football in Germany

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski plays his football in Germany, but he helped his national team keep their heads above the Germans in the race for the Euro 2016 qualification after scoring a hat-trick against Georgia in the 4-0 win.

Poland are the unlikely leaders in their Euro 2016 qualifying group, which also contains Germany and Scotland. They have a one-point advantage over the Germans with a couple of matches remaining. Finishing top of the group has its own advantage and Poland maintained this position with a convincing win over Georgia. This victory means that they can afford to relax in the upcoming game against Greece, which is a friendly.

The big test for the team will come in September when they travel to Germany in order to take on the Germans. They can now do so knowing that even a draw will be sufficient to maintain their position. Admittedly, a win against one of the minnows in the qualification group – Georgia – is unlikely to mean anything towards the potential of the team to do well in the final itself. However, with a striker like Lewandowski in their ranks manager Adam Nawałka will easily be thinking about a place in the knockout stages of the Euro 2016. (more…)