World champs Germany beaten by Poland in Euro 2016 qualifier!

Oct 13, 2014, 07:34 IST | AFP

Poland shock Germans 2-0 handing Philip Lahm & Co their first defeat in a qualifier since 2007

Warsaw: Poland stunned world champions Germany 2-0 in Warsaw on Saturday night to claim a historic first victory over their neighbours who are now fourth in their Euro 2016 qualifying group.

Up in the air: Poland's Milik Arkadiusz (right) heads past German 'keeper Manuel Neuer (in green) to make it 1-0. Pic/AFP
Up in the air: Poland's Milik Arkadiusz (right) heads past German 'keeper Manuel Neuer (in green) to make it 1-0. Pic/AFP 

Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik gave the hosts the lead on 51 minutes before substitute midfielder Sebastian Mila netted a late second at Warsaw's National Stadium to inflict Germany's first defeat in a qualifier for seven years.

The Republic of Ireland's 7-0 drubbing of minnows Gibraltar in Dublin earlier in the day means Germany are now fourth in Group D with Poland top, Ireland second and Scotland third.

Joachim Loew's Germany have the chance to get their campaign back on track when they host Martin O'Neill's Ireland in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday, the same night Poland host Scotland.

"We are obviously disappointed, we were too reckless with our chances," admitted Loew.

Poland earned their maiden win over Germany in the 19th attempt. "We are delighted, you could see in the stadium that the supporters have been waiting a long time for this victory," said Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek.

Argentina, Portugal beaten

London: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo spent a rare Saturday in the shadows as Argentina and Portugal slipped to defeats in friendly internationals staged more than 8,000km apart. First, Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in a 'Superclasico' in front of 50,000 fans at Beijing's Olympic Stadium Seven hours later, Ronaldo did nothing great himself as his Portugal lost 1-2 to France in Paris. 

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