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LOTTO Ekstraklasa Round 20: Late Goals Prevent Christmas Break Disaster for Legia

Sandro Kulenovic celebrates after scoring the late game winner for Legia in their thriller against Zaglebie Sosnowiec / Legia.com
LOTTO Ekstraklasa Round 20: Late Goals Prevent Christmas Break Disaster for Legia

SOSNOWIEC, Poland. December 24 (PSN) – Legia found themselves in quite the unexpected surprise during their 3:2 win in Sosnowiec in the twentieth round of the 2018/2019 LOTTO Ekstraklasa season.

In a game that gave the Legion more trouble then they had bargained for, Ricardo Sa Pinto’s side had to rely on two late minute goals and a little luck to pull off a win against last place Zaglebie Sosnowiec. An early shocking goal from Piotr Polczak forced Legia to open up their play and attempt to respond with a goal of their own. As by no means could they had lost points to the minnow side and allow leaders Lechia Gdansk to gain even more distance from them. When Legia did score back just after the half, Zaglebie took the opportunity and fired a goal of their own to immediately reclaim the lead a few seconds afterwards. What followed next was constant pressuring and attacking from the away side, but Zaglebie didn’t budge and held down the lead against the capital club formidably. All until the final minutes of the game, where things took a turn in Legia’s favor. Zaglebie’s position in the table began to reflect in their poor decision making, that in turn saw defensive mistakes result in two late goals scored by Adam Hlousek and Sandro Kulenovic. In the end, the tension and determination from Legia saw them avoid what could had most definitely been a disaster for the Warsaw outfit right before the Christmas break.

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Lechia Gdańsk – Górnik Zabrze 4:0 (1:0)
Goals: Sobiech 14′, Wolski 51′, Mladenović 55′, Paixão 72′

Yellow carded: Wolski – Wolniewicz, Matuszek
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Toruń) Attendance: 9757

Lechia: 12. Dušan Kuciak – 3. João Nunes, 25. Michał Nalepa, 26. Błażej Augustyn, 22. Filip Mladenović – 28. Flávio Paixão, 36. Tomasz Makowski, 6. Jarosław Kubicki, 27. Rafał Wolski (64, 11. Konrad Michalak), 17. Lukáš Haraslín (82, 10. Egy Maulana Vikri) – 90. Artur Sobiech (71, 18. Jakub Arak)

Górnik: 1. Tomasz Loska – 3. Adam Wolniewicz, 14. Michał Koj, 5. Paweł Bochniewicz, 27. Adrian Gryszkiewicz – 19. Kamil Zapolnik (67, 10. Łukasz Wolsztyński), 22. Szymon Matuszek (82, 45. Adam Ryczkowski), 7. Szymon Żurkowski, 9. Jesús Jiménez – 17. Igor Angulo, 20. Marcin Urynowicz (46, 28. Maciej Ambrosiewicz)
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Arka Gdynia – Wisła Płock 3:3 (0:2)
Goals: Danch 47′, Janota 62 (Pk), 83′ – Furman 29′, Zawada 35′, Uryga 89′

Yellow carded: Siemaszko – Zawada, Carlitos
Referee: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (Warsaw) Attendance: 3901

Arka: 1. Pāvels Šteinbors – 33. Damian Zbozień, 23. Luka Marić, 6. Frederik Helstrup, 17. Adam Marciniak – 10. Luka Zarandia, 14. Michał Nalepa, 16. Adam Deja (46, 26. Adam Danch), 22. Michał Janota, 9. Nabil Aankour (46, 35. Mateusz Młyński) – 11. Rafał Siemaszko (83, 31. Jan Łoś)

Wisła: 30. Thomas Dähne – 26. Igor Łasicki, 18. Alan Uryga, 14. Adam Dźwigała, 95. Patryk Stępiński – 11. Carlitos (59, 6. Damian Rasak), 4. Damian Szymański, 8. Dominik Furman, 21. Ricardinho, 96. Jakub Łukowski (84, 19. Karol Angielski) – 16. Oskar Zawada (78, 20. Cezary Stefańczyk)
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Korona Kielce – Miedź Legnica 0:0

Yellow carded: Márquez, Żubrowski – Miljković, Purzycki
Referee: Piotr Lasyk (Bytom) Attendance: 5468

Korona: 1. Michał Miśkiewicz – 26. Bartosz Rymaniak, 11. Michael Gardawski, 5. Adnan Kovačević, 33. Iván Márquez, 19. Ken Kallaste (69, 91. Felicio Brown Forbes) – 24. Wato Arweladze (69, 23. Elhadji Pape Diaw), 14. Jakub Żubrowski, 8. Mateusz Możdżeń, 31. Zlatko Janjić (75, 7. Marcin Cebula) – 89. Elia Soriano

Miedź: 32. Anton Kanibołoćkyj – 23. Paweł Zieliński, 2. Aleksandar Miljković, 28. Kornel Osyra, 19. Grzegorz Bartczak, 11. Juan Cámara – 20. Mateusz Szczepaniak (75, 77. Mateusz Piątkowski), 13. Adrian Purzycki, 22. Borja Fernández, 21. Henrik Ojamaa (89, 14. Omar Santana) – 10. Petteri Forsell
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Piast Gliwice – Jagiellonia Białystok 1:1 (1:1)
Goals: Hateley 16′ – Świderski 23′

Yellow carded: Korun – Romanczuk, Kwiecień
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Płock) Attendance: 3132

Piast: 26. František Plach – 5. Marcin Pietrowski (37, 22. Tomasz Mokwa), 88. Uroš Korun, 25. Aleksandar Sedlar, 2. Mikkel Kirkeskov – 20. Martin Konczkowski, 6. Tom Hateley, 10. Patryk Dziczek, 17. Joel Valencia, 11. Jorge Félix (73, 21. Gerard Badía) – 27. Michal Papadopulos (81, 9. Piotr Parzyszek)

Jagiellonia: 29. Grzegorz Sandomierski – 8. Łukasz Burliga, 17. Ivan Runje, 5. Nemanja Mitrović, 19. Böðvar Böðvarsson – 21. Przemysław Frankowski (65, 9. Arvydas Novikovas), 99. Bartosz Kwiecień (69, 20. Marko Poletanović), 6. Taras Romanczuk, 26. Martin Pospíšil, 12. Guilherme – 28. Karol Świderski (82, 18. Cillian Sheridan)
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Pogoń Szczecin – Śląsk Wrocław 2:1 (0:1)
Goals: Drygas 67′, Guarrotxena 72′ – Robak 45′

Yellow carded: Kožulj – Broź, Ahmadzadeh, Pich, Szczepan
Referee: Jarosław Przybył (Kluczbork) Attendance: 4212

Pogoń: 1. Łukasz Załuska – 22. David Stec, 40. Sebastian Walukiewicz, 33. Mariusz Malec, 15. Hubert Matynia – 7. Spas Delew (66, 11. Soufian Benyamina), 17. Zvonimir Kožulj (63, 27. Sebastian Kowalczyk), 28. Tomás Podstawski, 14. Kamil Drygas, 10. Radosław Majewski – 34. Iker Guarrotxena (90, 8. Dawid Błanik)

Śląsk: 27. Jakub Słowik – 28. Łukasz Broź, 17. Mariusz Pawelec, 14. Wojciech Golla, 34. Paweł Kucharczyk – 10. Farshad Ahmadzadeh (82, 26. Daniel Łuczak), 21. Jakub Łabojko, 5. Augusto (38, 25. Damian Gąska), 29. Arkadiusz Piech (73, 15. Daniel Szczepan), 16. Róbert Pich – 9. Marcin Robak
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Wisła Kraków – Lech Poznań 0:1 (0:0)
Goal: Tiba 75′

Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Warsaw) Attendance: 22 491

Wisła: 1. Mateusz Lis – 5. Jakub Bartkowski, 27. Marcin Wasilewski, 15. Zoran Arsenić, 2. Rafał Pietrzak – 26. Kamil Wojtkowski (86, 70. Maciej Śliwa), 8. Tibor Halilović, 10. Vullnet Basha (62, 80. Patryk Plewka), 7. Dawid Kort (90, 29. Matej Palčič), 77. Martin Košťál – 24. Marko Kolar

Lech: 30. Matúš Putnocký – 37. Marcin Wasielewski, 4. Thomas Rogne, 13. Nikola Vujadinović, 22. Wołodymyr Kostewycz – 34. Tymoteusz Klupś (83, 77. Piotr Tomasik), 25. Pedro Tiba, 6. Łukasz Trałka, 24. João Amaral (90, 14. Hubert Sobol), 17. Maciej Makuszewski – 32. Christian Gytkjær (76, 8. Paweł Tomczyk)
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Zagłębie Lubin – Cracovia 1:2 (1:0)
Goals: Kopacz 11′ – Hernández 77′, Dąbrowski 82′ (OG)

Yellow carded: Pawłowski, Balić – Cabrera
Red carded: Dominik Hładun (67)
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Siedlce) Attendance: 3087

Zagłębie: 30. Dominik Hładun – 2. Bartosz Kopacz, 5. Maciej Dąbrowski, 55. Damian Oko, 3. Saša Balić – 11. Bartłomiej Pawłowski, 99. Bartosz Slisz (88, 26. Jakub Mareš), 19. Filip Jagiełło, 18. Filip Starzyński, 39. Damjan Bohar (70, 29. Piotr Leciejewski) – 89. Patryk Tuszyński (77, 25. Adam Matuszczyk)

Cracovia: 40. Michal Peškovič – 2. Cornel Râpă, 39. Michał Helik, 3. Michal Sipľak, 33. Kamil Pestka – 77. Sebastian Strózik (41, 24. Airam Cabrera), 14. Damian Dąbrowski, 5. Janusz Gol, 19. Javi Hernández, 11. Mateusz Wdowiak – 26. Filip Piszczek (60, 8. Milan Dimun)
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Zagłębie Sosnowiec – Legia Warsaw 2:3 (1:0)
Goals: Polczak 8′, Udovičić 48′ – Rémy 47′, Hloušek 84′, Kulenović 88′

Yellow carded: Banasiak – Nagy, Kulenović
Referee: Mariusz Złotek (Stalowa Wola) Attendance: 3554

Zagłębie: 1. Dawid Kudła – 17. Michael Heinloth, 25. Piotr Polczak, 16. Mateusz Cichocki, 2. Patrik Mráz – 77. Konrad Wrzesiński, 21. Sebastian Milewski (90, 4. Arkadiusz Jędrych), 24. Bartłomiej Babiarz (69, 72. Dejan Vokić), 8. Szymon Pawłowski, 22. Žarko Udovičić – 27. Vamara Sanogo (80, 66. Adam Banasiak)

Legia: 30. Radosław Majecki – 41. Paweł Stolarski (46, 99. Sandro Kulenović), 4. Mateusz Wieteska, 44. William Rémy, 14. Adam Hloušek – 18. Michał Kucharczyk, 26. Cafú, 24. André Martins (90, 34. Iñaki Astiz), 53. Sebastian Szymański, 21. Dominik Nagy – 27. Carlitos (83, 11. Jarosław Niezgoda)

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