Sports Update: LIVE: Poland v Ireland, International friendly

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LIVE: Poland v Ireland, International friendly

Join us for live minute-by-minute coverage as Ireland attempt to end a turbulent international break on a high note against Poland.

Live

15Mins

2 mins ago

Christie gets pickpocketed as he laboriously tries to play the ball out from the back. Blaszczykowski and feeds it to Piatek, and Christie has Hendrick to thank for tracking back and sparing his blushes.

14Mins

3 mins ago

Ireland whip a corner towards the back post, and Szczesny doesn’t look all too comfortable underneath it, but Egan is crowded out at the far post and it bounces behind for a corner.

9Mins

6 mins ago

WHAT A CHANCE! Poland should be 1-0 up in the ninth minute. Reca launches a long throw towards Randolph’s goal and Kaminski flicks it on at the near post. Enda Stevens gets caught between two Polish players and trips himself up as he tries to get his positioning right, but Milik sends his free header just wide. He had to score there.

8Mins

8 mins ago

Ireland try to play the ball out from the back and get themselves in a bit of a muddle. Instead, they play it out for a throw-in.

6Mins

11 mins ago

Robinson presses Szczesny in his own box and forces the Polish keeper into a mistake as he scrambles the ball out towards the corner flag. Ireland can’t get it back into the box though.

4Mins

14 mins ago

Egan and Robinson get their lines crossed a bit as the centre-half (wearing 10) bursts into midfield. Glik, the Polish skipper, bundles Robinson over and Ireland win the free.

3Mins

15 mins ago

Callum Robinson has the first half-sighter on goal from about 20 yards but it doesn’t beat the first man, and bounces off a Polish head and clear.

1Mins

18 mins ago

KICK OFF: We’re up and running in Wroclaw. Sit tight.

19 mins ago

If you’re wondering where Robert Lewandowski is tonight, on the bench is the answer.

In his absence, it falls to Krzysztof Piatek to lead the Polish line. He joined Genoa in the summer and has lit up Italian football with seven goals in his first four games.

21 mins ago

TEAM NEWS: Here’s how Poland will line out.

1. Wojciech Szczesny

4. Tomasz Kedziora
15. Kamil Glik (capt)
19. Marcin Kaminski
3. Arkadiusz Reca

16. Jakub Blaszczykowski
10. Grzegorz Krychowiak
8. Karol Linetty
21. Rafal Kurzawa

7. Arkadiusz Milik
23. Krzysztof Piątek

24 mins ago

TEAM NEWS: Here’s how Ireland will line out, with an international debut for Aiden O’Brien (not that one) and first international starts for both Shaun Williams and Enda Stevens.

Ireland

23. Darren Randolph

20. Richard Keogh
10. John Egan
21. Kevin Long

12. Enda Stevens
13. Jeff Hendrick
7. Shaun Williams
8. Callum O’Dowda
3. Cyrus Christie

14. Callum Robinson
11. Aiden O’Brien

26 mins ago

Who ever said that international breaks are boring?

At the end of a turbulent week, on and off the pitch, a new-look Ireland side are in Wroclaw this evening for a friendly against Poland.

After last week’s 4-1 embarrassment in Cardiff, the pressure is very much on Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane. A positive performance, if not a positive result, would be very welcome on the back of the nine goals which have been conceded in Ireland’s last two competitive games.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

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