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European Under 17 Championship: Slovenia 1-1 Poland

Patryk Stepinski is held off by Sven Dodlek

A lively first half hour fizzled out as Slovenia and Poland both picked up draws in the second matchday.

Vincent Rabiega rifled home Patryk Stepinski’s volleyed cross to give Poland the lead but Slovenia struck back less than ten minutes later when Bian Paul Sauperl equalled the scores.

Slovenia still have hope of reaching the knockout phase although it looks unlikely as they are now three points behind Holland and Poland and would have to rely on a large scoreline against those two in the final match in order for them to qualify.

The Holland vs Belgium result had already been confirmed before this game and therefore both sides had everything to play for to try and make a mark on their group.

Patryk Stepinski showed another bold performance as he set up Vincent Rabiega multiple times to try and send Poland through but they were denied by the Slovenian goalkeeper numerous times.

Domen Crnigoj came closest for the hosts either side of half-time and Karol Linetty came very close for Poland towards the closing stages of the game.

However, Poland will be pleased with the point as they look to secure qualification against Holland although Slovenia will have to get their goalscoring boots on against an equally desperate Belgium in the other remaining group match.


About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.


One thought on “European Under 17 Championship: Slovenia 1-1 Poland

  1. am sunday, i play football…am a nigerian..age 16, liek to come to malta to play football….hope to make u proud, someday to move malta football forward to that england and others.what a great country.
    Sir help me to come over, and hope to do my best for the club.

    Posted by sunday job | May 27, 2012, 10:04 pm

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