The Match’s highlight: On Saturday, The momentum is riding on the Middle Eastern side, who could be punished early this weekend by a strong opponent. Poland and Saudi Arabia will meet on Saturday in a clash that could leave Group C wide open heading into the final round of matches.
The historic victory over Argentina on Tuesday has put Herve Renard’s men in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stages. They would be very close to the last 16 teams if they should win this weekend. (Sat, Nov 26, 2022, 19:00) Education City Stadium, Qatar. Ref: Wilton Pereira Sampaio.
Poland’s first meeting with Saudi Arabia in over 6 years was successful, as they won 2-1. Lukasz Sosin contributed with two goals to the cause. This is Poland’s third game in the FIFA World Cup against an Asian opponent, losing 2-0 to the Korean Republic in 2002 and defeating Japan 1-0 in 2018. Saudi Arabia has lost nine out of its last 10 games against European nations. The only victory it had was in 1994 when Belgium defeated them 1-0. They’ve lost each one of the last eight, scoring no goals in any of these 8 games. Highlights of Poland vs Saudi Arabia World Cup Match.
FULL TIME: Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia
35 Minutes of 1st Half: Poland Scored
80 Minutes of 2nd half: lewandowski scored for Poland
|Total Shots (On Target)||3||5|
|Player Of The Match||Lewandowski|
Point table of Group (C) after this match
Poland is undefeated in both of its last two World Cup games. Only from 1974 to 1978 have they recorded three straight shutouts. Saudi Arabia is one of the dominant teams in world soccer as they have made it to the World Cup Final twice within the last 28 years, winning against Egypt in their final game of this year’s tournament and Argentina on MD1.
They’d only won two of their first 15 games in the competition (D2 L11), but with those wins coming consecutively in 1994, they made it to the final.
Poland has the highest percentage of games at the World Cup that have finished goalless. The last time Poland played out consecutive draws in a championship match was in 1982, when they played Italy and Cameroon, who were both goalless. But this time, they managed to score 2 goals. Final score Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia