At first, Artur Rudko, during a free kick, as it is said in football slang, threw himself as if on a sofa. Not only did he set the wall incorrectly, but Eric Exposito’s shot, while technically brilliant and accurate, wasn’t one of those net-breaking. The mid-range goalkeeper must save this ball.
The goalkeeper, who was supposed to be Lech’s salvation, had another foul. He was brought to Poznan to help the Polish champions team advance to the Champions League, but that not only helped, it hurt him. He lost his place to Philip Bednarek. Now he got a chance in the cup and immediately failed. As it turned out later, this wasn’t his only fault that evening.
But at the moment, the goal of the Kolejorz players has not been broken. They responded with massive attacks. John van dem Brum put in a very technical squad and the Poland Champions match looked really good. Silesia was mainly centered defensively, awaiting the moments of confusion experienced by the host nation. He even had his own stand, when Exposito was shooting from a distance, this time Rudko stretched out with his fingertips.
But apart from that, Kolejorz definitely dominated, playing faster, often at a non-standard. In fact, he can “close the match” until the end of the first half. Artur Sobiech had a great opportunity in the 20th minute, but his head shot from seven meters went straight into the hands of Rafał Lesczyński. At the moment Christopher Vilde received a dream pass from Jesper Karlstrom, he passed the goalkeeper, but at the last moment the ball hit Konrad Burawa’s sacrificial chip.
In the end, Joel Pereira and Afonso Sousa’s cross with a superb shot, or rather a kung fu kick in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s style, pushed the ball into the goal. This player became the most daring in Lech. From the start, the club said we would see this player in good shape in mid-October and that expectation came true. After a moment of work by the Portuguese and Karstrom, Jorge Setaizueli had the opportunity to hit the ball over the crossbar. Karlstrom proved once again in this match that he is the true captain of the team in the absence of Mikael Isaac. He ruled in the middle, and the solutions leader was in the lead.
Right after the break, Citaiszwili shot his head close and Leszczyński showed a great tackle, remembering why he was called up to the team once, so long ago. Lech’s advantage was greater over time, and Ivan Djordevich’s players did not have any controversy in football, but rather tried to involve the hosts in their game, chaotic physical fights. Although they had their chance, too, Exposito wasn’t in a good position.
In the end, Silesia scored the decisive goal. Again with a lot of Rudka’s post. Nahuel Leva’s shot from a distance, the Ukrainian goalkeeper fired the ball, and John Yeboah shot from close range. Lech started the attack, opened it, and Yeboah got a nice pass from Victor Garcia and eliminated the Polish champion.
Lech Poznan – Selassik Wroclaw 1:3 (1:1)
0:1 Exposito 6′
1:1 sousa 25′
1:2 Yeboah 78′
1:3 Yeboah 83′
why: Rudko – Pereira, Bengot, Milic (Satka 60th), Rebocho – Karlstrom, Kvikveskiri – Setaiszueli (72 Pa Loa), Souza, Velde – Subic (Isaac 72)
Silesia: Leszczyński – Poprawa, Bejger, Gretarsson – Janasik (59. Rzuchowski), Scharz, Olsen, Garcia – Leiva (90. Hyjek), Yeboah (83, yszczarz) – Exposito (90. Bergier)
Rule: Tomasz Musiał (Krakow)
yellow cards: Bengot – Pager
red card: Bigger (87 seconds yellow)
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