October 13, 2019 / 8:56 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Substitutes take Poland to Euro 2020 with N. Macedonia win

WARSAW, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Poland left it late before goals from substitutes Przemyslaw Frankowski and Arkadiusz Milik gave them a 2-0 win over North Macedonia which guaranteed their place at Euro 2020 on Sunday.

The Poles, who hit the woodwork twice before scoring, made sure of their place from Group G with two matches to spare as they became the fourth team to qualify after Italy, Russia and Belgium.

Poland struggled to make the breakthrough despite enjoying 65% of possession and their frustration grew as Piotr Zielinski struck the bar in the 17th minute and Sebastian Szymanski hit the post five minutes after halftime.

Group G leaders Poland have 19 points from eight matches, three clear of Austria with North Macedonia and Slovenia a further five points behind. (Writing by Brian Homewood, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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