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Historic win for Poland

Published:Sunday | October 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Poland's Sebastian Mila celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Euro 2016 Group D qualifying football match between Poland and Germany in Warsaw yesterday.-AP

WARSAW, Poland (AP):Poland defeated World Cup champions Germany 2-0 in their European Championship qualifier yesterday for a first win over their neighbours at the 19th attempt.

Arkadiusz Milik scored with Poland's first shot on target in the 51st minute, heading Lukasz Piszczek's floated cross to the empty net after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer missed it.

Robert Lewandowski set up Sebastian Mila to seal the result in the 88th.

The Polish-born Lukas Podolski came closest for Germany, but struck the crossbar in the 80th.

It was Germany's first defeat after 18 competitive games, and their first loss in qualifying after 33 matches.

Earlier, Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick to help Group D rival Ireland to a 7-0 rout of Gibraltar in Dublin, and Scotland scraped a 1-0 win over Georgia in Glasgow.