The lower leagues in England, Germany and France begun the 2018/2019 season with Polish players all making a big mark already in the first matchday. Meanwhile, things got heated in Moscow as the Polish duo at Lokotomiv begun their Russian Premier League season with a daunting derby with Spartak Moscow. See the full report below on the Poles who played abroad over the weekend.
Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich FC) – Ipswich Town with Bartosz Bialkowski in net drew at home with Blackburn 2:2.
Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) – Mateusz Klich scored a goal in Leeds United – Stoke City 3:1. The 28-year-old recorded 76 minutes of play.
Klich off the mark today, starting for Leeds United in the first matchday of the Championship season against Stoke, but as well scoring the game opener. Already making a positive impact under Bielsa. Time to make his footprint at the club. https://t.co/Z0gBdpgpBd #LeedsUnited
— Pat Novak (@PatricNova) August 5, 2018
Pawel Olkowski (Bolton Wanderers) – Pawel Olkowski made his debut in the Championship for Bolton and won away with West Bromwich Albion 2:1.
Martin Pajaczkowski (Floridsdorfer AC) – Martin Pajaczkowski played the full 90 minutes in Floridsdorfer AC – Kapfenberg SV 0:2.
Daniel Kajzer (Botev) – Daniel Kajzer earned a clean sheet in Botev Plovdiv – Etar 2:0.
Jakub Swierczok (Ludogorets Razgrad) – Took part in Ludogorets’s 0:1 loss to PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Swierczok appeared at the 81th minute.
Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad) – Jacek Goralski spent the whole match on the reserve bench.
Adrian Mierzejewski (Changchun Yatai FC) – Adrian Mierzejewski recorded 90 minutes in Changchun Yatai – Shanghai Shenhua 1:1.
Damian Kadzior (Dinamo Zagrzeb) – Damian Kadzior made his debut for Dinamo Zagreb. The Pole’s club won its away match with NK Istra 3:0. The 26-year-old midfielder was subbed in at the 65th minute.
Lukasz Zwolinski (HNK Gorica) – Lukasz Zwolinski scored twice in HNK Gorica – NK Slaven 3:3. The Polish striker played 81 minutes in the draw.
A tutaj obie 💪🏻https://t.co/g6a876EXPr
— Tytanowy Janusz (@TytanowyJanusz) August 4, 2018
Michal Maslowski (HNK Gorica) – Michal Maslowski did not find himself included in the match squad.
Kamil Wilczek (Brondby) – Kamil Wilczek scored a goal in Brondby – Nordsjaelland 2:0. The Pole found himself on the score sheet at the 38th minute and played the full 90 minutes.
— Football Transfers (@Football2017_) August 5, 2018
Damien Perquis (Gazelec Ajaccio) – Damien Perquis recorded 90 minute in Auxerre – GFC Ajaccio 2:3.
Krzysztof Kaminski (Jubilo Iwata) – Jubilo with Krzysztof Kaminski in net won at home with Vegalta Sendai 3:2.
Dawid Smug (FK Atlantas) – The 24-year-old goalkeeper made his debut for FK Atlantas’s 0:3 loss to FK Suduva Marijampole.
Jakub Jarecki (FC Etzella Ettelbruck) – The 22-year-old made his debut for FC Etzella Ettelbruck drawing at home 1:1 with Racing Union Luxembourg. Jakub Jarecki appeared on the field at the 85th minute mark.
Rafal Gikiewicz (Union Berlin) – Rafal Gikiewicz made his debut in net for Union in a 1:0 win over FC Erzgebirge Aue.
Waldemar Sobota (St. Pauli) – Waldemar Sobota recorded 90 minutes in Magdeburg – St. Pauli 1:2.
Grzegorz Krychowiak (Lokomotiv) – Grzegorz Krychowiak made his debut for Lokomotiv Moscow. The Russian champions drew at home 0:0 with Spartak Moscow. The defensive-midfielder played the full 90 minutes and was also close to scoring a goal in injury time.
Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv) – Maciej Rybus recorded 90 minutes in Lokomotiv Moscow – Spartak Moscow 0:0.
Maciej Wilusz (FK Rostov) – Maciej Wilusz recorded 90 minutes in FK Rostov – CSKA Moscow 1:0.
Dawid Kurminowski (MFK Zemplin) – Zemplin Michalovce lost at home 1:2 with Slovan Bratislava. Dawid Kurminowski was subbed in at the 54th minute.
Jakub Wiezik (FK Zeleziarne) – Jakub Wiezik recorded 90 minutes in FK Zeleziarne Podbrezova – Spartak Trnava 1:0.
Tomasz Kedziora (Dynamo Kyiv) – Tomasz Kedziora recorded 90 minutes in Dynamo Kyiv – Shakhtar Donetsk 1:0.
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