Milik and Mila on target on shocking night in Warsaw.
It has been one of the greatest nights in the recent history of Polish football, as a goal either side of half-time gave them a stunning victory over World champions Germany and blew Group F wide open.
The Poles set up to frustrate Germany and hit on the counter attack from the off, a strategy that looked likely to frustrate Germany from early on, although Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze both missed decent openings for the visitors in the first half.
That was before a fine run and cross from a player based in the Bundesliga stunned Joachim Low and his side – Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek picking up the ball and driving at the defence before clipping onto the head of Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milk, who gleefully headed home:
The second half was largely defined by German pressure, but despite the introductions of Julian Draxler, Lukas Podolski and Max Kruse from the bench, they struggled to create clear cut openings and allowed Poland to have the last laugh – a swift counter attack allowing another German based player, Robert Lewandowski, to set up Sebastian Mila and send the home crowd into raptures.
The result will be a blow for Ireland and Scotland, both of whom would’ve banked on Germany taking six points from Poland to help their bids for qualification in what is now a wide open group.