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International Focus: Fabianski's Poland seen off 3-2 by European Champions Portugal

West Ham have no fixture this weekend as the second international break of the season gets underway.

The Hammers go into the pause on the back of a disappointing defeat against Brighton; although that blow will be softened by the fact it was the club’s first defeat in five games.

In the meantime, some of Manuel Pellegrini’s squad are away on international duty. Lukasz Fabianski has linked up with the Poland team, who hosted European Champions Portugal last night.

We’ve taken a look at how he got on…

Narrow defeat

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Fabianski started the game as Poland went looking for their first win in Group 3 of League A in UEFA’s new Nations League competition.

The Poles went into the lead through the man of the moment, Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek, but Portugal hit back expertly

Even without Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Santos’ side boasts a host of quality players; namesakes Andre and Bernardo Silva, along with an own goal from Kamil Glik, put the visitors in a commanding position.

Fabianski was helpless to prevent his side slipping to defeat; even a late rasper from Jakub Błaszczykowski could not prevent Portugal scooping all three points.

What’s next?

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On Sunday, Poland are again in Nations League action; renewing their attempts to get that first win in the competition.

They are at home once more, with Italy the visitors this time. Roberto Mancini is overseeing the development of an exciting, young, technical side who will provide a tough test for Fabianski, if he gets the nod.

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