Poland vs Ukraine Player Ratings

Poland 3-1 Ukraine: Player ratings as the Eagles run riot in first half

The hosts didn’t need Lewandowski, who came on after the hour mark…

Poland vs Ukraine Match Overview

Poland comfortably beat Ukraine 3-1 in a friendly game on Friday. Sebastian Walukiewicz, Piotr Zieliński and Taras Romanchuk all struck apiece for The Eagles inside the opening 30 minutes of the match before Artem Dovbyk pulled one back for Ukraine just minutes before half-time. It marked a good start to their preparations for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024, whereas Ukraine remained winless in their warmups, having drawn 0-0 to hosts Germany a few days earlier. Poland take on Turkey on Monday before starting their campaign against the Netherlands the following Sunday, while Ukraine face Moldova in their final warm-up on Tuesday.

Poland vs Ukraine Player Ratings

Poland

Łukasz Skorupski (GK) – 7/10: He came in for Szczęsny and made a strong case for himself with a reliable show between the sticks

Sebastian Walukiewicz (CB) – 7.5/10: His first international game since 2020, and he takes only 11 minutes to poke home and score

Bartosz Salamon (CB) – 7/10: A key part of the defense that kept Ukraine at bay although Dovbyk gave him no chance

Jakub Kiwior (CB) – 7/10: The Arsenal star showed awareness and excellent reading of the game

Michał Skóraś (RM) – 7.5/10: Skóraś laid the perfect corner for Romanchuk to head home and make it 3-0 for Poland

Piotr Zieliński (CM) – 8/10: The Napoli star doubled Poland’s advantage with a lovely effort from range

Taras Romanchuk (CM) – 7.5/10: Romanchuk headed in a corner in the 30th minute to make it 3-0 for the Eagles

Nicola Zalewski (LM) – 6.5/10: Calm and composed, while being a constant outlet for passes

Adam Buksa (RW) – 6.5/10: He poked holes in Ukraine’s defense but couldn’t bag a goal or an assist for the night

Sebastian Szymański (ST) – 6/10: The Polish came in for Lewandowski and looked out of place in an unusual striker position

Arkadiusz Milik (LW) – N/A: The striker went off early in the match with an injury, as Poland are now concerned over his availability for the Euros

Ukraine

Heorhiy Bushchan (GK) – 5/10: Ukraine’s sloppy defense means he came under a barrage of Polish attacks and conceded thrice inside the opening 30 minutes of the game

Oleksandr Tymchyk (LB) – 6.5/10: Poland’s wide players gave him a hard time, as Tymchyk also went into the books for a foul

Maksym Talovyerov (CB) – 6/10: He was unable to deal with Poland’s fast start and was later booked for conceding a foul

Valeriy Bondar (CB) – 6/10: Not the best outing for the center-back, who was twisted inside out by Poland’s menacing forwards

Vitaliy Mykolenko (RB) – 6.5/10: He got forward well and had a few close moments in the Polish defense

Andriy Yarmolenko (RM) – 7/10: The Dynamo Kyiv star was mobile, dynamic and dangerous going forward

Ruslan Malinovskyi (CM) – 7/10: The former Atalanta star put things on a plate for Dovbyk to score, bagging a sensational assist

Serhiy Sydorchuk (CM) – 6.5/10: He was excellent at winning back possession but lacked the final output

Oleksandr Zubkov (LM) – 6.5/10: The winger made use of the space he was granted but came away with mixed results

Heorhiy Sudakov (SS) – 6/10: Operating right behind the striker, Sudakov dragged away defenders to create space for Dovbyk, while offering a direct threat himself

Artem Dovbyk (ST) – 7.5/10: The Girona star showed what he can do if a chance presents itself, as Dovbyk pulled one back for Ukraine just before the end of the opening half

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