The 22nd round of Ekstraklasa was disappointing. Raków Częstochowa played without any idea. The biggest hit without goals. Will Pogoń Szczecin fight for the championship?

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PKO Ekstraklasa. The 22nd round was supposed to be a great football spectacle. On Saturday, Lech Poznań hosted Śląsk Wrocław. However, the fans did not see the goals. The same as in the matches Piast Gliwice – Cracovia and Stal Mielec – Raków Częstochowa.

Piast Gliwice – Cracovia 0:0

Piast Gliwice drew goalless with Cracovia at the opening of the 22nd round. This match was one big disappointment on both sides. And yet there was someone to prove themselves to, since the spectacle was watched by the coach of the Polish national team, Michał Probierz. Piast remains a winless team this year. After two defeats, he at least scored points. This is his thirteenth (!) draw of the season.

Pogoń Szczecin – ŁKS Łódź 4:2

A set of victories, nine goals scored and two conceded – this is this year’s result of Pogoń Szczecin, which is currently in 4th place in the Ekstraklasa, so in the spring it will certainly fight for the Polish championship. ŁKS, which recently fired coach Piotr Stokowiec, is still in last place and there is little indication that anything will change. The hero of the match was Kamil Grosicki, who scored one goal, but was very active for 86 minutes. Despite his advanced age (36), the winger has already scored ten goals and added eight assists in the Ekstraklasa. Being selected for the Euro 2024 play-offs seems to be a formality.

Jagiellonia Białystok – Ruch Chorzów 1:1

Jagiellonia Białystok got a little short of breath? A week ago, during the match against Lech Poznań, the fortress that was the Jaga stadium fell. This weekend, the Ekstraklasa leader drew with Ruch Chorzów 1:1. In the last action of the match, Jesus Imaz equalized the result with a volley. The highlight of the match was a goal by Daniel Szczepan; also after being shot from the air. Adam Vlkanova sent the ball from the left side to the 18th meter. The 28-year-old striker waited for the ball to bounce off the pitch, then hit a straight shot into the top left corner of the goal! Zlatan Alomerović, stretched out like a string, was helpless. This is the 28-year-old’s fourth goal in the last five matches.

Lech Poznań – Śląsk Wrocław 0:0

This was supposed to be the biggest hit of the 22nd round of Ekstraklasa. Unfortunately, the players did not put on a show, but the same cannot be said about the fans. Exactly 32,568 fans came to the stadium at Bułgarska Street. Before the meeting, several dozen thousand people sang the Polish Anthem. On February 16, we celebrated the anniversary of the end of the Greater Poland Uprising. On this occasion, the home fans prepared a special setting.

Record!  There was no such attendance at Lech this season

Record! There was no such attendance at Lech this season

PKO Ekstraklasa. There has never been such a turnout at Lech this season. Over 32,000 people came to the match against Śląsk Wrocław. fans. The home team’s fans presented a special setting.

Stal Mielec – Raków Częstochowa 0:0

Stal Mielec – Raków Częstochowa was the third match that ended in a goalless draw. The hosts stopped the Polish champion, who is in a clear crisis. Wins against Puszcza Niepołomice and Śląsk Wrocław and a draw against Raków Częstochowa are the results of Stal Mielec’s matches in the spring round. Coach Kiereś, whom some fans wanted to chase away a few weeks ago, becomes one of the best coaches in the Ekstraklasa.

The best eleven of the Ekstraklasa from Friday and Saturday’s matches:

Mateusz Kochalski (Stal Mielec) – Bartosz Salamon (Lech Poznań), Eneo Bitri (Cracovia), Jakub Czerwiński (Piast Gliwice), Yegor Matsenko (Śląsk Wrocław), Rafał Kurzawa (Pogoń Szczecin), Kamil Grosicki (Pogoń Szczecin), Jesper Karlstrom (Lech Poznań), Bartosz Nowak (Raków Częstochowa) Alexander Gorgon (Pogoń Szczecin), Daniel Szczepan (Ruch Chorzów)

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