The players of Lech Poznań and Śląsk Wrocław failed to take advantage of Jagiellonia Białystok’s mistake. Their match in the capital of Greater Poland in the 22nd round of the PKO BP Ekstraklasa ended in a goalless draw. This means that the team from Podlasie will remain the leader.

Śląsk hasn’t been good for Poznań lately – in the autumn round, Lech lost in Wrocław 1:3, and in the previous competitions it lost three times (once in the Polish Cup at its own stadium and twice in the league). The last time Lechites won against the team from the capital of Lower Silesia was on April 1, 2022 (1-0 away), when they were marching to the national championship. And they have to wait until the next season for another victory.
Both teams entered the match in different moods. Jacek Magiera’s team lost the last two matches and lost the leadership position, while Kolejorz recorded all points in the spring. On Saturday, Jagiellonia Białystok only drew with Ruch Chorzów (1:1), which meant that if the hosts won, they would take the lead in the table.
In the first half, the match was played at a good pace, but both teams did not allow their opponents to spread their wings. The Lech team attacked first and in the 9th minute Kristoffer Velde was close to scoring a goal. However, the Norwegian shot too lightly to surprise Rafał Leszczyński.
Then the Wrocław team briefly transferred the weight of the game to Lech, but the shots of Jehor Macenko and Matias Nahuel were blocked. The hosts had a little more control, but they were unable to create much of a threat. In turn, the goalkeeper of the Poznań team, Bartosz Mrozek, did not have many opportunities to intervene, because his defensive partners tried to minimize the risk.

Lech Poznań – Śląsk Wrocław


In the last quarter of the first half, Mariusz Rumak’s players created several good opportunities. After one of them, the unattended Bartosz Salamon shot from close range, but at the last moment the ball was crossed by Macenko. In the next action, Joel Pereira crossed the so-called far post and in a very difficult situation, Filip Szymczak headed the ball into the net. The Poznań team’s joy lasted for several seconds, as it turned out that Lech’s striker was offside.
Just two minutes after the game was resumed, Kolejorz could have taken the lead. Filip Marchwiński received a perfect pass from Pereira and, with only Leszczyński in front of him, he hit the ball dirty, and it went far from the target.
In the second part, the advantage of the Poznań team was already clear, and Magiera’s players often had to defend with the entire team in their own half. On the other hand, the Wrocław team seemed to like this kind of game, as they effectively broke up the opponent’s attacks. Lech played its actions quite schematically and at a steady pace. Only the entry of Adriel Ba Louy and Dino Hotic on the field revived Lech’s game for a moment, but the visitors’ defense played almost flawlessly. Filip Szymczak shot dangerously from a distance, but the ball went just over the crossbar.
The closer to the end of the match, the more Śląsk players respected the ball and “stealed” precious seconds. In the second part of the match, they practically did not threaten their opponents’ goal. Only in the last minute did Patryk Klimala make a quick rally, but the ball was caught by Mrozek without any major problems.
Lech Poznań – Śląsk Wrocław 0:0
Yellow card – Śląsk Wrocław: Peter Pokorny, Petr Schwarz, Patryk Szwedzik.
Referee: Piotr Lasyk (Bytom). Viewers 32,568.
Lech Poznań: Bartosz Mrozek – Joel Pereira, Bartosz Salamon, Antonio Milic, Michał Gurgul – Ali Gholizadeh (74. Adriel Ba Loua), Jesper Karlstroem, Filip Marchwiński, Nika Kwekweskiri (74. Dino Hotic), Kristoffer Velde – Filip Szymczak.
Śląsk Wrocław: Rafał Leszczyński – Jehor Macenko (82nd Simeon Petrow), Łukasz Bejger, Aleks Petkow, Patryk Janasik – Piotr Samiec-Talar (92nd Patryk Szwedzik), Petr Schwarz, Peter Pokorny, Patrick Olsen, Matias Nahuel Leiva – Erik Exposito (75. Patryk Klimala).

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