Leeds United's Mateusz Klich provides match-winning assist as Poland match is suspended amid crowd trouble

Leeds United's Mateusz Klich provided a wonderful assist for Poland in Tuesday's Whites international action.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 11:03 pm
Poland's players are hit by missiles after opening the scoring against Albania. Pic: Getty

The attacking midfielder featured for his country against Albania in World Cup qualifying, stepping off the bench at half-time to set up the winner in a 1-0 victory.

The game, though, was briefly suspended in the 77th minute of the Group I encounter in Tirana amid crowd unrest.

Missiles were thrown from the stands at the visiting Polish players which forced match officials to temporarily intervene and halt proceedings.

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Paulo Sousa's men did eventually return to the pitch to claim a delayed vital three points in their quest to make Qatar 2022.

Poland now sit second behind runaway group leaders England - who were held to a 1-1 draw by Hungary at Wembley - though are now two points ahead of Albania and are in prime position to claim a play-off spot.

Elsewhere, Leeds captain Liam Cooper was a late substitute for Scotland in the Tartan Army's 1-0 victory over the Faroe Islands thanks to a Lyndon Dykes strike.

Steve Clarke's men maintained a five-point gap over third-placed Israel in Group F with two games to go.

Stuart Dallas was also a 67th minute substitute for Northern Ireland at the Vasil Levski National Stadium - he was, however, unable to halt a 2-1 defeat.

The Green and White Army are now second bottom of Group C having claimed just five points from six games.