Sauid Arabia shocked the world with a 2-1 win against Argentina in their opening game and came into this game with Poland hoping to cement their place in the second round.
However, Poland’s players made sure the 3 points would go back to their hotel rooms with them as they ran out 2-0 winners.
A first half goal by Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski gave Poland the lead in the first half as they looked for their first win at this year’s finals. Saudi Arabia were handed a golden chance to get back in the game before half time when the referee awarded them a penalty after Krystian Bielik clumsily fouled Salah Al Shehri in the box.
Unfortunately for the Green Lions, the ensuing penalty was saved by Wojciech Szczęsny. The Juventus goalkeeper also got up in time to produce another crucial stop as he tipped over Al Burayk‘s rebound keeping his side on top.
In the second half, Arabian hearts were broken when Robert Lewandowski scored his first ever World Cup goal after a mixup at the back, an emotional moment for the Barcelona hitman.
The win moved Poland to four points, they now need a draw in their final game against Argentina on Wednesday to guarantee their spot in the knockouts. For Saudi Arabia, the second lowest ranked team in the tournament, they currently sit on three points and will head into their final match against Mexico with all to play for to make their first second round appearance since 1994.