Poland strikers Robert Lewandowski, Karol Swiderski injured in final Euros warmup

by Christina S. Brown
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Strikers Robert Lewandowski and Karol Swiderski are unsure for the European Championship after they have been injured as Poland beat Turkey 2-1 in a warmup on Monday.

Lewandowski arrange Swiderski for the opening aim within the twelfth minute. However in his celebrations, Swiderski harm his ankle and had to get replaced.

Lewandowski, Poland’s all-time main goal-scorer, lasted till the thirty second when he harm his proper leg and was substituted.

The double blow was a nightmare for Poland. Arkadiusz Milik was to be up entrance with Lewandowski for the Euros till he broken his left knee on Friday within the pleasant in opposition to Ukraine. Milik returned to Juventus and had profitable knee surgical procedure on Monday.

Lewandowski and Swiderski have solely till Sunday to get well when Poland opens its Euros marketing campaign in opposition to the Netherlands in Hamburg.

Turkey threatened the equalizer within the second half. Arda Güler and Orkun Köktoçü have been saved however goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was helpless when halftime substitute Baris Alper Yilmaz’s shot from the sting of field deflected in.

After Turkey’s Kerem Akturkoglu hit the crossbar from lengthy vary, Poland received within the ninetieth because of a magnificence by Nicola Zalewski, who weaved previous two defenders to the field and scored his maiden worldwide aim.

Turkey faces Georgia in its opener on Tuesday week in Dortmund, whereas Poland can be sweating on its strikers.

There was nothing unsuitable with the Dutch assault. They’ve warmed up with consecutive 4-0 wins.

Iceland was put to the sword in Rotterdam, with Virgil van Dijk and Wout Weghorst scoring, simply as they did in opposition to Canada final Thursday at De Kuip.

Xavi Simons’ first aim for the Netherlands was teed up by Denzel Dumfries’ header within the first half, then Nathan Ake’s nod arrange Van Dijk.

Substitute Donyell Malen scored because of Memphis Depay, however Depay was denied moments later when VAR dominated out his aim due to an earlier handball.

Nevertheless, VAR overturned one other on-field determination to permit Weghorst’s aim in added time.

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The Czech Republic struggled to subdue North Macedonia 2-1, needing two second-half penalties in Hradec Králové.

After Malta was ravaged 7-1 final Friday, the Czechs made 9 modifications to provide their possible Euro lineup a run earlier than dealing with Portugal in per week in Leipzig.

However no person scored till the sixtieth when Patrik Schick transformed a penalty for a foul on Tomas Soucek.

Simply 5 minutes later, North Macedonia was stage after Isnik Alimi headed in a rebound of Aleksandar Trajkovski’s shot off the appropriate put up.

The Czechs wanted all seven minutes of added time to search out the winner, from a spot kick by Antonin Barak.

They suffered a setback on Sunday when midfielder Michal Sadilek, who captained the group in opposition to Malta, withdrew from the Euro 2024 squad after injuring his shin from falling off a motorbike on a time without work.

Reporting by the Related Press.

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