2018 World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Sergei Khizhnichenko (51', 58')
  • Bartosz Kapustka (9')
  • Robert Lewandowski (35' PEN)

Kazakhstan 2-2 Poland

Kazakhstan fought back to earn a 2-2 draw with Poland in Astana.

Poland, quarter-finalists at the recent European Championship, looked like making a winning start to their World Cup qualifying campaign when Leicester summer signing Bartosz Kapustka put them ahead after nine minutes and Robert Lewandowski extended the lead with a 35th-minute penalty.

The game would probably have been beyond the hosts had Arkadiusz Milik's shot gone in, rather than hitting a post, just before half-time but Kazakhstan made the most of their good fortune with two quick-fire goals from Sergei Khizhnichenko early in the second half.

Milik missed three chances to restore Poland's lead and snatch the victory as Kazakhstan survived.