Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, Oct 10: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

The Bayern forward was dominant against Latvia, scoring a hat-trick for his nation in Euro 2020 qualifying.

 
9:00am on Friday 11th October 2019
By
Martin Macdonald

The Bayern striker was in imperious form for Poland on Thursday as he scored a predatory hat-trick in his nation's comfortable 3-0 win away against Latvia in Euro qualifying Group G.

By netting three times, he became Poland's most successful goalscorer in away matches.

R. Lewandowski
S (C) - Poland
MAN OF THE MATCH
10
Oct 10, 2019
90Minutes played
3Goals
4Total shots
3Shots on target
2Tackles won
26Final third passes
10Touches in box
6Duels won

All of his goals summed up his prowess as a penalty box striker. The first saw him exchange a precise one-two with Sebastian Szymanski on the edge of the box before moving into the area to dink a finish into the corner. His second was scored four minutes later as he cleverly held his run around 15 yards out to receive a cutback from Kamil Grosicki, which he clinically diverted into the bottom right corner.

The hat-trick goal was scored in much simpler fashion, as the ball broke fortuitously to him at the back post, where he stood to pass into the empty net.

The centre-forward also won six out of eight aerial duels, so was a real handful for the Latvians.

Poland fixtures, results, and statistics

 
Name
Team
Nationality
Position
Age
Apps
MOM
Fouls P90
Fouled P90
Tackles Att/Won P90
Aerials Att/Won P90
Intercept P90
Clearance P90
Err Chance P90
Err Goal P90
Touches P90
Passes P90
Pass comp %
Final Third P90
Long ball P90
Poss Lost P90
Shots P90
On Target P90
Blocked P90
Touches box P90
Big chance P90
Decisive
First
Equaliser
Penalty won
Clean sheet %
Saves P90
Goals con P90
Pen con
Pen saves
Form
Robert Lewandowski
POL
S (C)
31
11
961
15(2)
0
2
3
0
0.6
1.4
0.2/0.1
-
0.3
0.6
-
-
42.0
25.2
72%
15.5
1.2
12.6
5.6
2.9
1.1
9.6
0.4
0.5
0.2
1
27%
-
1.1
0
0
98
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