Bednarek plays in Poland opener


Jan Bednarek completed the full 90 minutes as Poland narrowly lost out to the Netherlands in an entertaining encounter in Hamburg.

Named in the starting 11 as part of a Polish back five, Michał Probierz's side made the dream start when Adam Buksa rose highest to head home Piotr Zieliński's cross.

Having gone a goal down, the Netherlands - managed by former Saints manager Ronald Koeman - put the pressure on and after twice going close equalised through a deflected Cody Gakpo strike.

Level at the break, Poland weathered an early Dutch storm after the restart before Wout Weghorst, introduced just two minutes earlier, grabbed a winner inside the final 10 minutes with a smart finish from close range.

Poland will next be in action on Friday against Austria, who begin their campaign against France on Monday night.

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