Poland defeats Ivory Coast 3-1 in friendly

Robert Lewandowski scored twice Wednesday to help give Poland a

3-1 win over Ivory Coast in a friendly and end an eight-game

winless streak.

Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 19th minute by

capitalizing on a mistake from Ivory Coast goalkeeper Daniel Yeboah

and shooting from close range into the right corner of the net.

Ivory Coast equalized in the 45th through Gervinho. Ludovic

Obraniak put Poland back in front in the 64th with free kick into

the top left corner. Lewandowski added his second in the 80th after

coming one-on-one with Yeboah.

It was the first game played in the Poznan stadium that will

host games at the 2012 European Championship.

Lineups:

Poland: Lukasz Fabianski, Lukasz Piszczek, Tomasz Jodlowiec,

Grzegorz Wojtkowiak, Maciej Sadlok, Rafal Murawski, Adam Matuszczyk

(Hubert Wolakiewicz, 90), Jakub Balszczykowski, Adrian

Mierzejewski, Ludovic Obraniak (Euzebiusz Smolarek, 89), Robert

Lewandowski (Ariel Borysiuk, 84)

Ivory Coast: Daniel Yeboah, Didier Zokora, Souleymane Bamba,

Arhur Boka, Guy Demel, Yaya Toure (Emerse Fae, 88), Emmanuel Eboue,

Cheick Tiote (Benjamin Angoua, 90), Gervinho, Kader Keita,

Wielfried Bony.