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40,000 See Poland Draw 1-1 With Slovenia In Wroclaw

A near sell-out crowd of over 40,000 saw Poland come from behind to draw 1-1 with Slovenia on a freezing evening at Stadion Wroclaw. 

With both sides having played World Cup qualifiers just a few days before, the coaches of the respective teams chose to freshen up their line up. For Poland that meant no Robert Lewandowski, while other stars such as Zielinski, Błaszczykowski and Grosicki all started the match on the bench. 

Poland started well enough but found themselves behind in the 24th minute following a well worked free kick. The goal came from Slovenia's Miha Mevlja, who lost his marker and finished superbly with his right foot. 

Lax defensive mistakes almost cost Poland dear at various points throughout the match, however Slovenia failed to capitalise on the mistakes and never netted the killer second goal. 

Poland refused to give up and continued to probe the defence in search of an equaliser, eventually getting the goal they deserved in the 79th minute. Bundesliga star Kuba Błaszczykowski found himself in space on the wing and cut back a neat pass for Łukasz Teodorczyk, who converted easily from close range. 

The equaliser sparked the crowd into life and the home side threw the kitchen sink at the defence in order to net the winning goal. It wasn't to be however, and both sides had to settle for a draw in their last match of 2016.

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Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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