▲ Poland Lewandowski (center) trying to attack


At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Poland beat Saudi Arabia for the first time in the group stage, increasing their chances of advancing to the round of 16.



Poland beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the second leg of Group C at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayjan, Qatar.



Piotr Zielinski scored the opening goal in the 39th minute of the first half, and Robert Lewandowski scored the key goal in the 37th minute of the second half.



After a goalless draw with Mexico in the first leg, Poland recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 4 points.



Poland can advance to the round of 16 on its own if it wins against Argentina, the last game of the group stage, and has a chance of advancing to the round of 16 even if it draws or loses.



The last time Poland made it past the group stage was at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.



Poland's world-class striker Lewandowski added meaning by scoring his long-awaited first personal goal in the World Cup finals in the 37th minute of the second half with a 1-0 lead.



On the other hand, Saudi Arabia, which caused a stir by defeating champion Argentina, missed the opportunity to advance to the round of 16 on its own, suffering a painful defeat in a dominant game.



Saudi Arabia aims to advance to the round of 16 once again through the last game of the group stage against Mexico on the 1st of next month.



The last time Saudi Arabia reached the round of 16 was at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.



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