Euro 2020 qualifying Group G, saw Robert Lewandowski draw another blank.
What should have been a plane sailing group for Poland, has turned out to be a nightmare. Another game, and more dropped points by the poles.
Their superstar striker, just can’t seem to find the back of the net on international duty right now.
In a home game against Austria, Poland held on for a 0-0 draw. But the tale of the tape tells a frightening story for Lewandowski and company.
22 shots from Marko Arnautovic and company’s Austria compared to the Poles 7. Possession was 65% in favour of Austria.
After Slovenia victory 3-2 over Israel, while the draw with Poland is a good result for the Austrians, it does, in fact, allow Solvenia to leapfrog them into the second place.
In a very even and tightly fought contest, it was a last-minute goal from Verbic, that secured all three points for the Slovenians against a resolute Israel.
Shots were 14 apiece from both sides, possession was almost 50-50, even down to the fouls and yellow cards, only separated by the smallest amounts.
In the groups other game, North Macedonia overcame a determined Latvian side 2-0. The result keeps alive the newly named North Macedonian nation’s chances of qualification.
Poland sits atop of Group G on 13 points, with Slovenia now in second with 11. The two will face off in what could be a battle for the top spot in the groups last game in November.
Austria is third only one point behind on ten, while Israel and North Macedonia are both on eight points.
While Latvia is guaranteed the wooden spoon of the group, there is plenty to fight for over the next four games for everyone else.
The top two qualify automatically, a while the third place is in with a chance of taking one of four playoff spots.