Poland's Robert Lewandowski escapes firecracker scare in Romania
Poland's World Cup qualifier in Romania was delayed in the second half on Friday when a firecracker exploded near striker Robert Lewandowski.
Play was halted in the 54th minute in Bucharest when the Bayern Munich star collapsed in his own penalty area after a firecracker was thrown onto the pitch.
It exploded about a metre away from Lewandowski, who grabbed his face as he fell.
After a lengthy delay, Lewandowski was unhurt and free to continue and he sealed Poland's 3-0 victory with two late goals.
After the game, Lewandowski saw the lighter side of the incident and posted a simple tweet of an emoji of a monkey holding its ears.
��- Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) November 11, 2016
Earlier, flares had been thrown by the crowd immediately after kickoff, with one reportedly burning part of one of the goal nets.
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