Ebi Smolarek hit four goals to inspire Poland to a 10-0 drubbing of San Marino in a one-sided World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.
Poland, beaten 3-2 in Northern Ireland on Saturday, cruised
into a 4-0 halftime lead against Group Three bottom team San
Marino thanks to two goals from Rafal Boguski, one by Smolarek
and another from Robert Lewandowski.
The visiting defence was penetrated six more times in the
second period through Smolarek (three), Ireneusz Jelen, Mariusz
Lewandowski and Marek Saganowski.
"I am happy about the four goals. It shows I want to be an
important part of the team," said Smolarek.
Poland have 10 points from six games while San Marino have
lost all their matches. Northern Ireland top the table on 13
points ahead of Slovakia on 12.
"The group is even and the race will go until the very end,"
said Poland coach Leo Beenhakker.
"Even the favourites, Czech Republic, clearly have problems
winning games," added the Dutchman.
The Czechs, beaten 2-1 at home by the Slovaks on Wednesday,
have eight points.