DOHA: Robert Lewandowski finally scored his first goal at the World Cup after scoring when his team played against Saudi Arabia.
The goal thus completed his status as a prolific striker who scored goals in every tournament including at club level.
The Barcelona star and former Bayern Munich striker punished the mistake of the Saudi Arabian defender, Abdulelah Al-Malki to easily push in past the goalkeeper, Mohammed Al-Owais in the 82nd minute to enable Poland to win 2-0 over Saudi Arabia.
Lewandowski celebrated the goal by running towards his teammates after finally scoring at the World Cup in his fifth appearance at the prestigious tournament.
Earlier, Lewandowski, 34, also played a role when he fed the ball to Piotr Zielinski for Poland’s opening goal in the 39th minute.
“I think the older I get, the more emotional I get. I realize it may be the last World Cup and I want to make sure that I can say that I have played and scored goals in the World Cup.
“I don’t like to focus too much on individual statistics because the most important thing is the result, but both are great,” said the 34-year-old striker.
The goal also made up for the disappointment of the former Bayern Munich player who failed to complete the penalty kick against Mexico in Poland’s opening match.
“It wasn’t easy because we didn’t have many chances in the first game and I missed a penalty. I’m glad I learned from my mistakes and as captain, I’m glad we played well,” he said
The win saw Poland need just one point in the final Group C game against Argentina to seal a ticket to the knockout rounds-AGENCIES
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