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LOTTO Ekstraklasa Round 26: Controversy Strikes Again in Legia-Lech Derby

Michal Kucharczyk celebrates after scoring a penalty shot after what many in Poland deemed as a extremely controversial call / Legia.com
LOTTO Ekstraklasa Round 26: Controversy Strikes Again in Legia-Lech Derby

WARSAW, Poland. March 5 (PSN) – Controversy and VAR (video assistant referee) saw yet another match decided in Warsaw in the twenty-sixth round of the 2017/2018 LOTTO Ekstraklasa season.

In the most interesting game of latest round, Legia Warsaw were able to win at home 2:1 (1:0) in a derby against rivals Lech Poznan. Marko Vesovic gave the hosts the lead already in the second minute and the Legionista’s happily rode on that morale throughout the game, at least until Christian Gytkjær equalized for Lech in the second half – where things started to get interesting. Both sides looked to be on equal terms and the only thing that could separate them would be late game penalty call. As in the 86th minute, Michal Kucharczyk ensured three points for Legia with a penalty shot after a controversial decision was made by the referee, booking Volodymyr Kostevych for handling the ball in the penalty box. Thanks to the win, the hosts increased their advantage over the Poznan club to five points.

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Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza – Wisła Płock 1:2 (1:0)
Goals: Štefánik 9′ – Štilić 53′, Merebaszwili 83′

Yellow carded: Toivio, Grzelak – Merebaszwili, Furman, Dähne
Referee: Paweł Gil (Lublin) Attendance: 919

Bruk-Bet Termalica: 82. Ján Mucha – 14. Gabriel Matei, 3. Joona Toivio, 77. Artem Putiwcew, 6. Rafał Grzelak – 19. Dávid Guba (61, 16. Martin Mikovič), 5. Vlastimir Jovanović (79, 30. Florin Purece), 25. Mateusz Kupczak, 10. Samuel Štefánik, 20. Szymon Pawłowski – 7. Roman Gergel (71, 18. Bartosz Śpiączka)

Wisła: 30. Thomas Dähne – 20. Cezary Stefańczyk, 26. Igor Łasicki (18, 17. Damian Byrtek), 14. Adam Dźwigała, 18. Alan Uryga – 7. Nico Varela (65, 77. Konrad Michalak), 6. Damian Rasak (46, 23. Semir Štilić), 8. Dominik Furman, 4. Damian Szymański, 10. Giorgi Merebaszwili – 29. José Kanté
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Cracovia – Arka Gdynia 2:1 (1:0)
Goals: Helik 42′, Piątek 89′ – Krivets 59′

Yellow carded: Čovilo – Zbozień
Referee: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (Warsaw) Attendance: 2054

Cracovia: 40. Michal Peškovič – 87. Diego Ferraresso, 39. Michał Helik, 34. Ołeksij Dytiatjew, 33. Kamil Pestka – 10. Sergei Zenjov (54, 11. Mateusz Wdowiak), 5. Miroslav Čovilo (46, 20. Niko Datković), 8. Milan Dimun, 19. Javi Hernández, 92. Deniss Rakels (32, 77. Sebastian Strózik) – 99. Krzysztof Piątek

Arka: 1. Pāvels Šteinbors – 33. Damian Zbozień, 29. Michał Marcjanik, 28. Frederik Helstrup, 23. Marcin Warcholak – 24. Patryk Kun (78, 18. Krzysztof Janus), 4. Dawid Sołdecki, 17. Adam Marciniak (90, 9. Rubén Jurado), 20. Siergiej Krivets, 10. Mateusz Szwoch – 13. Grzegorz Piesio (67, 22. Maciej Jankowski)
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Korona Kielce – Pogoń Szczecin 0:0

Yellow carded: Malarczyk, Gardawski, Petrak, Rymaniak – Fojut, Błanik
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Kraków) Attendance: 4812

Korona: 33. Zlatan Alomerović – 21. Łukasz Kosakiewicz, 26. Bartosz Rymaniak, 4. Piotr Malarczyk, 19. Ken Kallaste – 22. Ivan Jukić, 8. Mateusz Możdżeń, 14. Jakub Żubrowski (74, 13. Oliver Petrak), 6. Goran Cvijanović (70, 10. Nabil Aankour), 27. Jacek Kiełb (60, 11. Michael Gardawski) – 9. Nika Kaczarawa

Pogoń: 1. Łukasz Załuska – 2. Cornel Râpă, 23. Jarosław Fojut, 25. Lasza Dwali, 77. Ricardo Nunes – 11. Spas Delew (90, 21. Sebastian Rudol), 20. Tomasz Hołota, 14. Kamil Drygas, 4. Jakub Piotrowski, 15. Hubert Matynia (71, 8. Dawid Błanik) – 13. Morten Rasmussen (84, 29. Marcin Listkowski)
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Legia Warsaw – Lech Poznań 2:1 (1:0)
Goals: Vešović 2′, Kucharczyk 86 (Pk) – Gytkjær 63′

Yellow carded: Jędrzejczyk, Eduardo, Mączyński, Astiz – Trałka, Vujadinović
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Płock) Attendance: 22 892

Legia: 1. Arkadiusz Malarz – 55. Artur Jędrzejczyk, 34. Iñaki Astiz, 2. Michał Pazdan, 14. Adam Hloušek – 20. Marko Vešović (61, 18. Michał Kucharczyk), 31. Krzysztof Mączyński, 44. William Rémy – 32. Miroslav Radović (80, 53. Sebastian Szymański), 9. Eduardo (69, 11. Jarosław Niezgoda), 22. Kasper Hämäläinen

Lech: 1. Jasmin Burić – 2. Robert Gumny, 26. Rafał Janicki, 13. Nikola Vujadinović, 22. Wołodymyr Kostewycz (87, 29. Kamil Jóźwiak) – 18. Mihai Răduț (90, 34. Tymoteusz Klupś), 7. Maciej Gajos, 6. Łukasz Trałka, 86. Radosław Majewski, 16. Mario Šitum – 32. Christian Gytkjær
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Piast Gliwice – Górnik Zabrze (Match abandoned)*
Goal: Szczepaniak 49′

Yellow carded: Jodłowiec – Suárez, Matuszek
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Bydgoszcz) Attendance: 5579

Piast: 1. Jakub Szmatuła – 20. Martin Konczkowski, 88. Uroš Korun, 4. Jakub Czerwiński, 5. Marcin Pietrowski – 21. Gerard Badía (79, 17. Joel Valencia), 33. Tomasz Jodłowiec, 6. Tom Hateley, 12. Saša Živec – 10. Karol Angielski (69, 27. Michal Papadopulos), 44. Mateusz Szczepaniak

Górnik: 1. Tomasz Loska – 4. Mateusz Wieteska, 15. Dani Suárez, 55. Paweł Bochniewicz, 14. Michał Koj – 9. Damian Kądzior, 22. Szymon Matuszek, 27. Szymon Żurkowski (52, 97. Daniel Smuga), 7. Rafał Kurzawa – 25. Łukasz Wolsztyński, 17. Igor Angulo

Match Notes: Due to fan trouble that saw the match interrupted in the 81st minute of the game and ultimately abandoned, a decision by the Ekstraklasa was made to punish both sides. Piast will be punished by a walkover win to Gornik, which in turn the league will deduct 3 points from Gornik. Neither club will gain any points from the match.
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Śląsk Wrocław – Sandecja Nowy Sącz 0:0

Yellow carded: Celeban, Robak, Pawelec, Tarasovs – Benga, Kraczunow, Piter-Bučko, Kolew, Brzyski, Ksionz
Referee: Mariusz Złotek (Stalowa Wola)

Śląsk: 27. Jakub Słowik – 3. Piotr Celeban, 32. Igors Tarasovs, 21. Tim Rieder, 17. Mariusz Pawelec – 29. Arkadiusz Piech, 5. Augusto, 8. Dragoljub Srnić (68, 6. Michał Chrapek), 22. Sito Riera (81, 11. Mateusz Cholewiak), 16. Róbert Pich (62, 23. Sebastian Bergier) – 9. Marcin Robak

Sandecja: 1. Michał Gliwa – 77. Jakub Bartosz, 4. Alexandru Benga, 6. Płamen Kraczunow, 22. Patrik Mráz – 21. Mateusz Cetnarski (79, 29. Pawło Ksionz), 28. Michal Piter-Bučko, 33. Bartłomiej Kasprzak (90, 7. Grzegorz Baran), 10. Wojciech Trochim, 70. Tomasz Brzyski (68, 8. Maciej Małkowski) – 92. Aleksandyr Kolew
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Zagłębie Lubin – Lechia Gdańsk 0:0

Yellow carded: Mazek, Matuszczyk, Balić – Chrzanowski
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Warsaw) Attendance: 1821

Zagłębie: 30. Dominik Hładun – 44. Alan Czerwiński, 2. Bartosz Kopacz, 33. Ľubomír Guldan, 3. Saša Balić – 18. Filip Starzyński (77, 28. Mateusz Matras), 24. Jakub Tosik (70, 9. Arkadiusz Woźniak), 25. Adam Matuszczyk, 19. Filip Jagiełło, 6. Kamil Mazek (68, 77. Łukasz Moneta) – 26. Jakub Mareš

Lechia: 1. Dušan Kuciak – 30. João Nunes, 4. Gérson, 20. Adam Chrzanowski – 41. Paweł Stolarski (75, 23. Grzegorz Wojtkowiak), 16. Ariel Borysiuk (65, 6. Simeon Sławczew), 35. Daniel Łukasik, 28. Flávio Paixão, 22. Filip Mladenović (70, 7. Miloš Krasić) – 19. Marco Paixão, 21. Sławomir Peszko
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Jagiellonia Białystok – Wisła Kraków 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: Frankowski 41′, Mitrović 77′

Yellow carded: Romanczuk, Novikovas, Nemanja Mitrović – Carlitos, Imaz
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Siedlce) Attendance: 7414

Jagiellonia: 81. Mariusz Pawełek – 8. Łukasz Burliga, 17. Ivan Runje, 5. Nemanja Mitrović, 12. Guilherme – 21. Przemysław Frankowski (89, 19. Böðvar Böðvarsson), 6. Taras Romanczuk, 23. Piotr Wlazło, 26. Martin Pospíšil, 9. Arvydas Novikovas (81, 10. Dejan Lazarević) – 11. Roman Bezjak (77, 18. Cillian Sheridan)

Wisła: 1. Julián Cuesta – 29. Matej Palčič, 27. Marcin Wasilewski (9, 21. Petar Brlek), 44. Fran Vélez, 15. Zoran Arsenić – 9. Rafał Boguski (63, 88. Patryk Małecki), 16. Nikola Mitrović, 19. Tomasz Cywka, 7. Pol Llonch, 11. Jesús Imaz (81, 23. Paweł Brożek) – 10. Carlitos

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