After a win against Italy in their first ever UEFA Nations League game, Portugal will now face Poland in their next group game of League A. The Navigators earned 3 points without having their star forward Cristiano Ronaldo who will again stay away from the international break. The all-time top goal scorer of Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo will not play against Poland. As Ronaldo will not feature in this game, there will be a huge responsibility for Andre Silva. The Sevilla striker is currently the second most top goal scorer of La Liga and helped his club to thrash away Real Madrid in the domestic league.
Poland Vs Portugal 2018 UEFA Nations League India Time
According to Indian Standard Time [IST], it will start at 12:15 am on 12 October 2018. It will be played at the Silesian Stadium, Chorzow.
|Competition||2018-19 UEFA Nations League|
|Date||12 October 2018 [India]|
|Time||12:15 am [IST]|
|Stadium||Silesian Stadium, Chorzow|
|Seating capacity||55,211 spectators|
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Poland vs Portugal Match Preview
This will be the 100th appearance of Polish international Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich forward has scored 55 goals for his national team. He was the top goal scorer for FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification round.
The two sides met last time in an official match of UEFA Euro 2016 quarter-final. Poland and Portugal scored each goal until the extra time. The Navigators won on penalties and later won the first ever European title.
Poland is at the dawn of a new ear, with Jerzy Brzeczek taking charge, although both of the matches has overseen have ended in a draw. The white and reds are currently placed second in the Group 3 of League A with Portugal at the top of the table.
Out of 11 previous meetings between both sides, Poland has managed to win 3 games, while Portugal recorded 4 wins.
Poland manager has a healthy selection headache in the goalkeeping department, with Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny. Fabianski could be the one to get the nod ahead of Szczesny.
Poland: Fabianski; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Reca; Blaszcykowski, Linetty, Krychowiak, Kurzawa; Zielinski; Lewandowski.
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Rui; Pizzi, Neves, Sanches; Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva, Guedes.