The Austrians before the match against Poland.  That’s what they say about Lewandowski, and they’re sure of it

Before the start of Euro 2024, according to experts, the French and Dutch were the favorites in Group D, and the Poles and Austrians were often expected to compete for third place in this round.

Currently, these assumptions have been confirmed. Coach players Michel Probers On Sunday, they lost in Hamburg to the “Orange”. 1-2A day later the Austrians fell to the Tricolor in Düsseldorf 0-1.

Whoever loses on Friday will be in a very difficult situation, especially considering the program for the last round in this group, when Poland plays against France and Austria against the Netherlands.

Poland – Austria. Rivals expect Lewandowski to play

What if there is a tie? Considering the results of other groups, it is possible that in this year’s tournament, even a very modest number of points may be enough to advance to the 1/8 finals from third place. However, at the moment, no one in the Polish national team is counting the goal, the goal is to win.

Wojciech Gorski from the Olympic Stadium in Berlin before the Poland-Austria match. video/INTERIA.TV/INTERIA.TV

Everyone is wondering if we will see Lewandowski on Friday. The 35-year-old striker did not play against the Netherlands due to the injury he suffered in a friendly match against Turkey. However, he has been training with the team since Tuesday, and whether he will be in the starting line-up is one of the biggest questions going into the Berlin match.

We expect Lewy to play on Friday, but not in reality It doesn’t change the way we play much – Rangnick admitted.

– Lewandowski is a key player in the Poland national team and everyone tries to pass to him. He added: I think we will see him on the field.

I had the honor of playing with him for a year, so I know his skills. He is an exceptional player – said the Borussia Dortmund midfielder.

Our tactics will not change. You cannot give him space around the penalty area because he can score from any position

~ said the player.

According to the Austrian national team captain, long-range shots may be an opportunity to penetrate the Polish defence.

“A lot of times we exchange passes just 20 meters from goal. But sometimes you just need to be brave and just shoot. Then there is the possibility that the goal will be scored” – said Sabitzer.

He himself once scored a beautiful long-range goal while playing for RB Leipzig.

He added: “I once hit the window from 35 meters in the league. Now would be the right time to do it again.”

Poland – Austria. This match is decisive

The Austrians realize that a potential loss may deprive them of the opportunity to leave the group.

– The importance of this match is clear – Rangnick did not hide it at all.

– The team that wins on Friday has a good chance of advancing further, so This is a must-win match – The Austrian regent admitted.

Poland has not lost to Austria for 30 years – the last time was on May 17, 1994 (3-4 in a friendly match). In total, the two teams have met 10 times so far. The Whites and Reds won five times, tied twice, and their rival won three times.

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