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Lech dethrone Legia as Polish champions

Published: Sunday 7 June 2015, 21.28CET
"It's still difficult to believe," said forward Dawid Kownacki after KKS Lech Poznań drew 0-0 with Wisła Kraków on the last day of the season to clinch their seventh Polish title.
by Piotr Kozminski
from Warsaw
Lech dethrone Legia as Polish champions
Lech's players enjoy their title victory ©Przemyslaw Szyszka

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Published: Sunday 7 June 2015, 21.28CET

Lech dethrone Legia as Polish champions

"It's still difficult to believe," said forward Dawid Kownacki after KKS Lech Poznań drew 0-0 with Wisła Kraków on the last day of the season to clinch their seventh Polish title.

KKS Lech Poznań are celebrating their first Polish title since 2009/10 after recording a 0-0 draw against Wisła Kraków to remain ahead of defending champions Legia Warszawa on the last day of action.

League winners for the last two seasons, Legia went into the final day trailing Lech by three points and hoping their rivals would stumble at the last hurdle. Legia did their bit, beating Górnik Zabrze 2-0, but Lech held firm against Wisła to claim the point they needed in front of a capacity crowd of 41,556.

"It's still difficult to believe that we're champions," said forward Dawid Kownacki, whose side leapfrogged Legia in the play-offs. "I'll need a couple of hours before fully understanding what we did. We believed we could Legia, but the turning point was our loss to them in the Polish Cup final in early May. We lost at the National Stadium but felt we had been the better side. We're extremely happy now."

Aside from their 2-1 cup final defeat, Lech faced Legia three times in the league, winning twice and drawing once. Crowned for the seventh time, Maciej Skorża's charges can now look forward to a berth in UEFA Champions League qualifying next term, with Legia already assured of a UEFA Europa League place following their cup triumph.

Last updated: 07/06/15 21.33CET

Results

Polish First Division 2014/15

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 07/06/2015 20:05 CET

07/06/2015

JagielloniaJagiellonia4-2LechiaLechia

Tuszynski 79 (P), Modelski 89, Romanczuk 90+2, Gajos 90+4 (P)

Leković 42, Colak 56

Venue: Bialystok

07/06/2015

LechLech0-0WisłaWisła

Venue: Poznan

07/06/2015

LegiaLegia2-0Górnik ZabrzeGórnik Zabrze

Kucharczyk 15, Magiera 56 (og)

Venue: Warsaw

07/06/2015

ŚląskŚląsk2-1PogońPogoń

Paixão 13, 69 (P)

Murawski 56

Venue: Wroclaw

05/06/2015

Górnik ŁęcznaGórnik Łęczna1-0BełchatówBełchatów

Hasani 23

Venue: Leczna

05/06/2015

KoronaKorona3-1PodbeskidziePodbeskidzie

Eneas da Conceiçao 31, 44, Kiełb 66 (P)

Kolodziej 45+1

Venue: Kielce

05/06/2015

PiastPiast0-3CracoviaCracovia

Kapustka 14, Jendrišek 71, Zjawinski 73

Venue: Gliwice

05/06/2015

RuchRuch3-2ZawiszaZawisza

Gigolaev 33, Starzyński 59 (P), E. Višņakovs 70

Barišić 46, Drygas 80

Venue: Chorzow

Standings

Last updated: 07/06/2015 20:05 CET

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