PODGORICA, Mar. 26, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (European Qualifiers) : Poland defeated Montenegro by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 1-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday night at the Podgorica City Stadium.
Poland dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by forward Robert Lewandowski in the 40th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Poles further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Piszczek with just 8 minutes remaining in regulation time.
The result put the Pole top of Group E with 13 points. Montenegro is second with 7 points. In their next game, Poland will meet Romania at the Podgorica City Stadium on June 10, while Montenegro will face Armenia.
Fixtures and Results : Group E
Montenegro at the World Cup
- Never qualified
- 3 participations in the qualifications (first in 2010)
Poland at the World Cup
- 7 appearances (first in 1938)
- 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
- Statistics: Third Place (1974, 1982)