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LOTTO Ekstraklasa Round 36: Title Race Nearing a Grand Finale

Legia Warsaw are now only a point from claiming their consecutive championship title / Legia.com
LOTTO Ekstraklasa Round 36: Title Race Nearing a Grand Finale

WARSAW, Poland. May 14 (PSN) – Legia Warsaw have now found themselves only an inch away from the championship after the thirty-sixth round of the 2017/2018 LOTTO Ekstraklasa season.

Legia continued their unbeaten streak with a win with Gornik Zabrze 2:0 (1:0) on Sunday, adding yet another 3 points to push themselves forward in the title race. With only a round left in the season, they don’t look to be stopping anytime soon. Sebastian Szymanski and Kasper Hamalainen downed Gornik with a goal in each half that never saw a response from the away side, even after defender Lukasz Broz was red carded in the second half. With this win, Legia now have a three point advantage over Jagiellonia Bialystok, who sit second. However, while in the face of the Polish champion’s victory, Lech Poznan have officially been outed from the title race that doesn’t mean that Jaga is. Despite Legia’s current position in the standings, the Bialystok club could still very much win the league next week if Legia end up losing to Lech and Jagiellonia win their own match with Wisla Plock. For the capital club to avoid this scenario, they will need at the very least a tie with Lech in next week’s final league round.

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Wisła Kraków – Lech Poznań 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: Brożek 90′ – Gytkjær 49′

Yellow carded: Boguski, Cuesta – Gumny, Janicki
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Siedlce) Attendance: 20 823

Wisła: 1. Julián Cuesta – 19. Tomasz Cywka, 27. Marcin Wasilewski, 15. Zoran Arsenić, 5. Jakub Bartkowski – 9. Rafał Boguski (70, 20. Vullnet Basha), 16. Nikola Mitrović, 7. Pol Llonch, 8. Tibor Halilović, 11. Jesús Imaz (78, 26. Kamil Wojtkowski) – 24. Marko Kolar (71, 23. Paweł Brożek)

Lech: 30. Matúš Putnocký – 2. Robert Gumny, 26. Rafał Janicki, 13. Nikola Vujadinović, 77. Piotr Tomasik – 10. Darko Jevtić, 7. Maciej Gajos, 6. Łukasz Trałka, 86. Radosław Majewski (85, 17. Maciej Makuszewski), 29. Kamil Jóźwiak (90, 23. Nicklas Bärkroth) – 32. Christian Gytkjær (90, 14. Elvir Koljić)
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Legia Warsaw – Górnik Zabrze 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: Szymański 22′, Hämäläinen 75′

Yellow carded: Broź, Philipps, Jędrzejczyk – Urynowicz, Wolniewicz
Red carded: Łukasz Broź (76)
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Płock) Attendance: 25 980

Legia: 1. Arkadiusz Malarz – 28. Łukasz Broź, 34. Iñaki Astiz, 2. Michał Pazdan, 55. Artur Jędrzejczyk – 20. Marko Vešović, 26. Cafú (79, 44. William Rémy), 6. Chris Philipps, 32. Miroslav Radović (70, 22. Kasper Hämäläinen), 53. Sebastian Szymański (63, 7. Domagoj Antolić) – 18. Michał Kucharczyk

Górnik: 1. Tomasz Loska – 3. Adam Wolniewicz, 15. Dani Suárez (82, 11. Daniel Liszka), 55. Paweł Bochniewicz, 14. Michał Koj – 9. Damian Kądzior, 22. Szymon Matuszek (73, 97. Daniel Smuga), 27. Szymon Żurkowski, 20. Marcin Urynowicz (60, 18. Wojciech Hajda), 7. Rafał Kurzawa – 17. Igor Angulo
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Zagłębie Lubin – Jagiellonia Białystok 1:2 (0:1)
Goals: Tosik 87′ – Romanczuk 24′, Kwiecień 52′

Yellow carded: Mareš, Tosik, Balić – Burliga, Sheridan, Bezjak
Referee: Jarosław Przybył (Kluczbork) Attendance: 3890

Zagłębie: 30. Dominik Hładun – 4. Aleksandar Todorovski (57, 44. Alan Czerwiński), 2. Bartosz Kopacz, 33. Ľubomír Guldan, 3. Saša Balić – 18. Filip Starzyński, 24. Jakub Tosik, 99. Bartosz Slisz (58, 11. Bartłomiej Pawłowski), 19. Filip Jagiełło (76, 14. Łukasz Janoszka), 16. Paweł Żyra – 26. Jakub Mareš

Jagiellonia: 25. Marián Kelemen – 8. Łukasz Burliga, 17. Ivan Runje, 5. Nemanja Mitrović, 12. Guilherme – 21. Przemysław Frankowski (82, 11. Roman Bezjak), 99. Bartosz Kwiecień, 6. Taras Romanczuk, 26. Martin Pospíšil (63, 23. Piotr Wlazło), 9. Arvydas Novikovas (76, 20. Jakub Wójcicki) – 18. Cillian Sheridan
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Wisła Płock – Korona Kielce 4:1 (3:0)
Goals: Kanté 2′, 41′, Biliński 14′, Varela 88′ (Pk) – Kapidžić 78′ (Pk)

Yellow carded: Michalak, Szymański – Możdżeń, Gardawski
Red carded: Michael Gardawski (79)
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Bydgoszcz) Attendance: 6315

Wisła: 30. Thomas Dähne – 20. Cezary Stefańczyk, 18. Alan Uryga, 14. Adam Dźwigała, 9. Arkadiusz Reca – 77. Konrad Michalak, 4. Damian Szymański, 8. Dominik Furman (71, 6. Damian Rasak), 19. Kamil Biliński, 7. Nico Varela (89, 21. Maksymilian Rogalski) – 29. José Kanté (76, 23. Semir Štilić)

Korona: 25. Matthias Hamrol – 26. Bartosz Rymaniak, 5. Adnan Kovačević, 23. Elhadji Pape Diaw, 19. Ken Kallaste (28, 10. Nabil Aankour) – 11. Michael Gardawski, 13. Oliver Petrak (46, 17. Sanel Kapidžić), 8. Mateusz Możdżeń, 31. Zlatko Janjić, 7. Marcin Cebula (81, 4. Piotr Malarczyk) – 89. Elia Soriano
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Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza – Arka Gdynia 2:1 (1:0)
Goals: Śpiączka 45′, Gutkovskis 59′ – Janus 20′

Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Warsaw) Attendance: 2576

Bruk-Bet Termalica: 12. Dariusz Trela – 17. Bartosz Szeliga, 25. Mateusz Kupczak, 77. Artem Putiwcew (83, 3. Joona Toivio), 2. Vitālijs Maksimenko – 18. Bartosz Śpiączka, 28. Łukasz Piątek, 6. Rafał Grzelak, 30. Florin Purece (69, 10. Samuel Štefánik), 20. Szymon Pawłowski (78, 14. Gabriel Matei) – 21. Vladislavs Gutkovskis

Arka: 1. Pāvels Šteinbors – 33. Damian Zbozień, 29. Michał Marcjanik, 27. Achilléas Poúngouras, 17. Adam Marciniak – 18. Krzysztof Janus (78, 24. Patryk Kun), 90. Andrij Bohdanow, 10. Mateusz Szwoch, 13. Grzegorz Piesio (61, 31. Jan Łoś) – 22. Maciej Jankowski, 11. Rafał Siemaszko (46, 9. Rubén Jurado)
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Śląsk Wrocław – Piast Gliwice 3:1 (2:0)
Goals: Pich 30′, 86′, Robak 42′ – Živec 66′

Yellow carded: Kirkeskov
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Kraków) Attendance: 8533

Śląsk: 27. Jakub Słowik – 30. Kamil Dankowski, 3. Piotr Celeban, 32. Igors Tarasovs, 11. Mateusz Cholewiak – 7. Jakub Kosecki (29, 26. Daniel Łuczak), 31. Maciej Pałaszewski (64, 8. Dragoljub Srnić), 21. Tim Rieder, 10. Kamil Vacek, 16. Róbert Pich – 9. Marcin Robak (73, 29. Arkadiusz Piech)

Piast: 1. Jakub Szmatuła – 20. Martin Konczkowski, 4. Jakub Czerwiński, 25. Aleksandar Sedlar, 2. Mikkel Kirkeskov (75, 14. Konstantin Vassiljev) – 21. Gerard Badía (53, 19. Mateusz Mak), 5. Marcin Pietrowski, 82. Martin Bukata (85, 10. Karol Angielski), 44. Mateusz Szczepaniak, 12. Saša Živec – 27. Michal Papadopulos
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Sandecja Nowy Sącz – Cracovia 0:1 (0:1)
Goal: Helik 29′

Yellow carded: Baran, Šovšić, Szufryn
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Toruń) Attendance: 2353

Sandecja: 1. Michał Gliwa – 20. Adrian Danek, 4. Alexandru Benga, 5. Dawid Szufryn, 22. Patrik Mráz, 8. Maciej Małkowski (66, 37. Bartłomiej Dudzic) – 26. Filip Piszczek, 7. Grzegorz Baran (83, 77. Jakub Bartosz), 10. Wojciech Trochim (46, 29. Pawło Ksionz), 66. Damir Šovšić – 92. Aleksandyr Kolew

Cracovia: 30. Adam Wilk – 87. Diego Ferraresso, 39. Michał Helik, 34. Ołeksij Dytiatjew, 3. Michal Sipľak – 10. Sergei Zenjov (72, 44. Nicolai Brock-Madsen), 8. Milan Dimun, 5. Miroslav Čovilo, 19. Javi Hernández, 97. Daniel Pik (63, 7. Antonini Čulina) – 99. Krzysztof Piątek (88, 6. Sylwester Lusiusz)
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Pogoń Szczecin – Lechia Gdańsk 1:1 (1:1)
Goals: Frączczak 29′ – Lipski 21′

Yellow carded: Rudol, Kowalczyk, Buksa, Drygas – Mladenović, Borysiuk, Peszko, Chrzanowski
Referee: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (Warsaw) Attendance: 8761

Pogoń: 26. Jakub Bursztyn – 2. Cornel Râpă, 21. Sebastian Rudol, 25. Lasza Dwali, 15. Hubert Matynia – 11. Spas Delew (82, 59. Adrian Benedyczak), 20. Tomasz Hołota, 55. Sebastian Kowalczyk (54, 13. Morten Rasmussen), 6. Rafał Murawski (70, 14. Kamil Drygas), 9. Adam Frączczak – 18. Adam Buksa

Lechia: 1. Dušan Kuciak – 30. João Nunes, 25. Michał Nalepa, 5. Steven Vitória, 22. Filip Mladenović (46, 20. Adam Chrzanowski) – 96. João Oliveira (78, 17. Lukáš Haraslín), 16. Ariel Borysiuk, 35. Daniel Łukasik, 9. Patryk Lipski, 21. Sławomir Peszko (84, 41. Paweł Stolarski) – 28. Flávio Paixão

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