Poland vs Russia International Friendly LIVE Football Score 1/6/2021
NAME: Poland – Russia
DATE: 01 June 2021
TIME: 23:00 UTC
LEAGUE: International Friendly Match 2021
While both nations will fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages next month, they have each lost three of their most recent five fixtures Despite guiding Poland to Euro 2020 qualification during his tenure, Jerzy Brzeczek was replaced by Paulo Sousa at the start of 2021, a surprise choice given that the Portuguese had done little since a respectable period at Fiorentina several years ago. However, Sousa has started his stint in the dugout somewhat indifferently, drawing 3-3 in Hungary before suffering defeat against England at Wembley Stadium after being level up until the 85th minute. While there is still plenty of time to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Poland have little momentum heading into a group with Spain, Sweden and Slovakia.
Poland will line up in Group E at Euro 2020 alongside Spain, Sweden and Slovakia, having qualified as pool winners ahead of Austria. A record of eight wins and one draw from 10 games in that campaign reads well, with just five goals conceded during those fixtures. Robert Lewandowski scored a third of his side’s 18 strikes and has now netted an incredible 66 times in 118 international appearances. Marseille’s Arkadiusz Milik is another useful forward while Mat Klich of Leeds features in a hard-working midfield.
The Eagles will be expected to progress through to the knockout stages, but their most notable win since the resumption of action in September came against Bosnia-Herzegovina. On the plus side, Robert Lewandowski has come through three matches with Bayern Munich since recovering from a knee injury which had the potential to threaten his participation in this competition. Russia find themselves in a similar predicament with three defeats against well-matched opposition coming since the middle of November. Stanislav Cherchesov will be satisfied with six points coming from their opening three World Cup qualifiers, but losing in Slovakia again highlighted the weaknesses in this side.