Poland pummel Gibraltar with eight goals in Warsaw

Robert Lewandowski . Picture: Getty
Robert Lewandowski . Picture: Getty
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Poland moved a step closer to qualifying for Euro 2016 with a crushing 8-1 victory over Gibraltar in Warsaw.

The hosts opened the scoring after only eight minutes, Robert Lewandowski providing the cross for Kamil Grosicki to head home. Poland doubled their lead after 15 minutes with a quality finish from Grosicki, who chipped the ball over Jordan Perez after making the most of a defensive slip-up.

It then became the Lewandowski show as the Bayern Munich striker scored twice in the space of ten minutes. His first was a neat finish from the edge of the penalty area after 19 minutes, and he struck again approaching the half-hour mark.

The Poles added two more goals early in the second half, Milik making it five with a neat finish in the 56th minute before Lewandowski was brought down in the penalty area and Jakub Blaszczykowski stepped up to convert his spot-kick.

Milik added his second with a left-footed volley, and Bartosz Kapustka got in on the act with their eighth goal after 74 minutes. Gibraltar’s Jake Gosling scored in the 87th minute.