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Xherdan Shaqiri scores for Switzerland against Serbia at the World Cup2

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Ahmed Musa celebrates putting Nigeria ahead against Iceland3

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World Cup warm-ups: 33/1 Robert Lewandowski nets Poland double

Last Updated June 13 2018, 08:50Football
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Poland coasted past Lithuania 4-0 in their final preparations for the World Cup.

Lewandowski, who is 33/1 with Sky Bet to win the Golden Boot award at this year's World Cup, broke the deadlock in the 19th minute when he curled in a cut-back from Maciej Rybus in Warsaw.

The wantaway Bayern striker doubled the hosts' lead just after the half-hour mark when his 20-yard free-kick went in off the underside of the crossbar.

Following a string of second-half substitutions, including Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny coming on for Swansea's Lukasz Fabianski, Poland thought they had further extended their lead.

Grzegorz Krychowiak flicked in a backheel following a corner - but the West Brom midfielder saw his effort disallowed on review for a handball.

It was 3-0 in the 71st minute when Sampdoria forward Dawid Kownacki tapped home from close range after being set up by Bartosz Bereszynski.

Wolfsburg midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski wrapped up a comfortable win via the penalty spot eight minutes from full-time.

Poland open their Group H campaign against Senegal in Moscow on June 19, before fixtures against Colombia and Japan.

The Samurai Blue, meanwhile, had earlier beaten Paraguay 4-2 in Innsbruck ahead of their departure to Russia.


Robert Lewandowski transfer specials (odds via Sky Bet)

Robert Lewandowski scores another for Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski, pictured in action for Bayern Munich

Lewandowski, 29, is expected to leave Bayern this summer. Take a look at the odds for the contenders to sign him before September...

  • Real Madrid - 11/5
  • Chelsea - 4/1
  • Manchester United - 5/1
  • PSG - 11/2
  • Juventus - 20/1

Click here to see the list in full, along with more transfer specials from the online bookmaker...


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Odds correct as of 0925 BST 13/06/18

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