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UEL: Jagiellonia Victorious over the Portuguese, Sloppy Play from Lech and Gornik

Jagiellonia was the only Polish team victorious on Thursday in Europe / jagiellonia.pl
UEL: Jagiellonia Victorious over the Portuguese, Sloppy Play from Lech and Gornik

BIALYSTOK, Poland. July 26 (PSN) – Jagiellonia Bialystok, Lech Poznan and Gornik Zabrze each took part of the first leg of the second round of UEFA Europa League qualifiers on Thursday.

It was a happy evening in Bialystok for Jaga fans as their club won 1:0 over Rio Ave FC at home in their first European match of the season. Jagiellonia quickly took the lead after a goal by Mateusz Machaj in the 9th minute of the match, forcing the Portuguese to scramble in an effort to equalize. The Ekstraklasa vice-champions managed to maintain their lone goal result until the final whistle and ended the first leg on a positive note.

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Jagiellonia Białystok – Rio Ave FC 1:0 (1:0)
Goal: Machaj 9′

Yellow carded: Kwiecień, Romanczuk – Gabrielzinho
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Spain) Attendance: 13 725

Jagiellonia: 25. Marián Kelemen – 8. Łukasz Burliga, 17. Ivan Runje, 5. Nemanja Mitrović, 12. Guilherme – 21. Przemysław Frankowski, 99. Bartosz Kwiecień (75, 22. Rafał Grzyb), 6. Taras Romanczuk, 89. Mateusz Machaj (71, 26. Martin Pospíšil), 9. Arvydas Novikovas (84, 98. Patryk Klimala) – 18. Cillian Sheridan

Rio Ave: 1. Giorgi Makaridze – 6. Toni Borevković, 5. Jonathan Buatu, 4. Nélson Monte – 26. Gabrielzinho, 8. Tarantini (76, 15. João Schmidt), 21. Leandrinho, 10. Diego Lopes (18, 9. Bruno Moreira), 2. Matheus Reis – 57. Gelson Dala, 90. Wenderson Galeno (81, 91. Damien Furtado)

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Lech Poznan did not follow in the footsteps of Jagiellonia Bialystok and only drew their game 1:1 with Belarusian side Shakhtyor Soligorsk. Things could have been even worse, but near the end of the match, new Kolejorz signing Joao Amaral managed to find the back of the net and tie things up at the last minute. Allowing Lech to avoid a loss in the first leg. His goal remained the only positive that could had been taken out of Lech’s game in Belarus.
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Shakhtyor Soligorsk – Lech Poznań 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: Bakaj 53′ – Amaral 89′

Yellow carded: Selyava – Pedro Tiba
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)

Shakhtyor: 1. Andreu Klimovich – 6. Igor Burko, 18. Pavel Rybak, 26. Maksim Bardachow, 3. Syarhey Matsveychyk – 23. Yury Kavalyow, 8. Aleksandr Selyava, 27. Július Szöke, 88. Róger Cañas, 99. Maks Ebong (46, 16. Syarhey Balanovich) – 19. Elis Bakaj (72, 15. Dzyanis Laptsew)

Lech: 1. Jasmin Burić – 26. Rafał Janicki, 4. Thomas Rogne, 3. Vernon De Marco – 17. Maciej Makuszewski, 19. Tomasz Cywka (90, 6. Łukasz Trałka), 25. Pedro Tiba, 18. Mihai Răduț (76, 7. Maciej Gajos), 10. Darko Jevtić (70, 24. João Amaral), 22. Wołodymyr Kostewycz – 32. Christian Gytkjær

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Gornik Zabrze succumbed to a 0:1 loss to FK AS Trencin in their own stadium, being the only one out of the three Polish sides to start the UEFA Europa League second round on a losing note. The 14-time Ekstraklasa champions created themselves some decent goal scoring situations but were unable to pull the trigger, while Trencin themselves suffered a lack of finishing to double the score. Gornik now see themselves in a difficult position, where they will need to find their scoring boots in Slovakia or else face certain elimination.
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Górnik Zabrze – AS Trenčín 0:1 (0:1)
Goal: Azango 39′

Yellow carded: Wolniewicz, Smuga, Angulo – Yem, Šemrinec
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (Finland) Attendance: 12 859

Górnik: 1. Tomasz Loska – 3. Adam Wolniewicz, 2. Przemysław Wiśniewski, 15. Dani Suárez, 27. Adrian Gryszkiewicz – 11. Daniel Liszka (78, 6. Wiktor Biedrzycki), 22. Szymon Matuszek, 7. Szymon Żurkowski, 9. Jesús Jiménez, 21. Daniel Smuga (61, 20. Marcin Urynowicz) – 17. Igor Angulo

Trenčín: 24. Igor Šemrinec – 5. Reuben Yem, 6. Martin Šulek, 8. James Lawrence, 3. Keston Julien (89, 2. Lukáš Skovajsa) – 11. Joey Sleegers (73, 15. Osman Bukari), 4. Abdul Zubairu, 25. Ashraf El Mahdioui, 7. Hamza Čataković (83, 10. Desley Ubbink), 13. Philip Azango – 77. Antonio Mance

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