Arkadiusz Milik scored the only goal as Poland secure a win against Nothern Ireland, who are competing in their first major finals since the 1989 world cup.

Goalscorer Arkadiusz Milik squandered several opportunities in the first half as Poland dominate the game. Milik missed a great chance after his shot went over the bar following Lukasz Piszczek’s cross.

Just before the break, a thunderous effort from Bartosz Kapustka drew a fine save from goalkeeper Michael McGovern to ensure the two sides went into half-time at 0-0.


Milik broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute, receiving Jakub Blaszczykowski’s pass before driving a shot low past McGovern.

On 72 minutes, Conor Washington broke clear for Northern Ireland but he was denied by some brave goalkeeping from Wojciech Szczesny.

With five minutes left on the clock, Northern Ireland worked a smart set piece but a stretching Steven Davis was unable to get on the end of the pass.

Partially culled from ESPN.