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Robert Lewandowski describes ‘dangerous’ scenes as Polish stars were bombarded with bottles by Albanian fans on the same evening, fan issues marred England-Hungary clash at Wembley


Robert Lewandowski admitted it was “dangerous” in Albania as his Polish team were bombarded with bottles and objects after scoring.

Karol Swidersky gave his side a 77th-minute goal to lead 1-0 in their crucial World Cup qualification.

Polish players bombarded with bottles and items
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Robert Lewandowski describes ‘dangerous’ scenes as Polish stars were bombarded with bottles by Albanian fans on the same evening, fan issues marred England-Hungary clash at Wembley
The incident happened after Poland took the lead
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But there were shocking scenes as missiles rained down on Polish players, who celebrated their goal.

Kamil Glik reacted furiously as Lewandowski stood with his hands raised in the air.

Poland left the pitch following the disgusting incident and the game was suspended for around 20 minutes.

The players eventually returned and played the remaining 13 minutes to complete the game.

Robert Lewandowski describes ‘dangerous’ scenes as Polish stars were bombarded with bottles by Albanian fans on the same evening, fan issues marred England-Hungary clash at Wembley
Lewandowski called scenes in Albania “dangerous”
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They held on to win 1-0 and edged Albania in that important second place.

England are currently at the top of the group, but a second place would see them enter the play-offs for a place at Qatar 2022.

“After the goal there were full bottles flying, so it was a bit dangerous, but we came back and finished the game,” said Poland captain Robert Lewandowski.

A post-match interview with Swiderski was also cut short as bottles were thrown at him again.

There were also violent scenes during England’s World Cup qualifiers against Hungary as fans clashed with police inside Wembley.

Robert Lewandowski describes ‘dangerous’ scenes as Polish stars were bombarded with bottles by Albanian fans on the same evening, fan issues marred England-Hungary clash at Wembley
Hungarian supporters have once again made headlines for all the wrong reasons
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FIFA condemned the unrest that marred the group’s two matches.

The world football governing body said in a statement: “FIFA is currently analyzing reports from the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches last night to determine the most appropriate action.

“FIFA strongly condemns the incidents England against Hungary and Albania against Poland and wishes to declare that its position remains firm and resolute in rejecting all forms of violence as well as all forms of discrimination or abuse.

“FIFA has a very clear zero tolerance position against such heinous behavior in football.”

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