World Cup 1978 : Argentina defeats Poland 2-0

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ROSARIO, Jun. 14, 1978 (AMP) — Argentina 78 : Argentina defeated Poland by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a World Cup second round game on Wednesday night at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito in Rosario.

Mario Kempes scored dual goals

Argentina dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by forward Mario Kempes in the 16th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Argentines further widened their lead in the second period with another goal by Kempes in the 72nd minute.

The result put the Argentine second in Group B with 2 points. In their next game, Argentina will meet group leaders Brazil at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito on June 18, while Poland will face Peru.

Fixtures and Results : Final Round - Group B

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Overview

Argentina at the World Cup

  • 7 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 8 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Runners-up (1930)

Poland at the World Cup

  • 3 appearances (first in 1938)
  • 8 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
  • Statistics: Third Place (1974)
1978 World Cup Poster
Argentina
2:0
Poland
2:0 (1:0)
  • 14 June 1978
  • 19:15
  • Rosario

Final Round - Group B

TeamPts
Brazil2
Argentina2
Poland0
Peru0

Matches

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