A Saudi Arabia ‘fan’ went viral on social media after hilariously swapping to a Robert Lewandowski shirt in Poland’s 2-0 World Cup win on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia, who caused a stunning upset against Argentina on Tuesday, were handed a lifeline after Poland’s Krystian Bielik fouled Saleh Al-Shehri inside the box and were subsequently awarded a penalty.
However, Poland No 1 Wojciech Szczesny denied Feras Al-Brikan from the spot-kick with a superb save before denying Mohammed Al-Burayk’s rebounded effort with a stunning one-handed stop.
Lewandowski ensured Poland took home all three points after pouncing on a sloppy mistake from Abdulellah Al-Malki and coolly slotting past Mohammed Al-Owais.
The 34-year-old Barcelona striker wheeled away in celebration after scoring for the first time ever in a World Cup competition, with Saudi Arabia unable to equalise before the full-time whistle.
Lewandowski’s strike might well have been overshadowed by one Saudi fan’s reaction in the crowd, with the supporter taking off his shirt in favour of a Poland top.
The fan, whose Poland top had Lewandowski and No 9 on the back, can hilariously be seen dancing around in celebration of the former Bayern Munich star’s strike (watch it above).
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘄— ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 26, 2022
Robert Lewandowski finally has his World Cup goal 🇵🇱👏
Look how much that means to him 😢 pic.twitter.com/TTdOLH3ivS
“Can’t even lie, this is me. I’ll switch a team in a heartbeat,” one fan wrote.
While another tweeted: “I’m sorry, this is so funny.”
Another fan added: “Give him a Polish citizenship.”
And a fourth fan said: “These are my favourite type of videos during the [World Cup].”
Lewandowski missed a crucial penalty in Poland’s 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday, with Czeslaw Michniewicz’s men walking away with a point at the Stadium 974.
However, Poland can ensure their place in the last 16 of the World Cup if they secure at least a draw against Argentina on Wednesday.
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