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Poland round-up: Legia extend unbeaten run

Published: Sunday 25 August 2002, 20.50CET
Legia Warszawa went 24 matches unbeaten at the weekend after a 3-2 victory over KS Górnik Zabrze.

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Published: Sunday 25 August 2002, 20.50CET

Poland round-up: Legia extend unbeaten run

Legia Warszawa went 24 matches unbeaten at the weekend after a 3-2 victory over KS Górnik Zabrze.

Defending Polish first division champions Legia Warszawa went 24 matches unbeaten at the weekend thanks to a 3-2 victory over KS Górnik Zabrze.

Magiera keeps Legia rolling
Although Legia have drawn three of four matches this season, the last time they lost was against Slask Wroclaw in September 2001. On Friday, Adam Majewski set them on track and Stanko Svitlica doubled the lead before Andrzej Niedzielan pulled one back. Roared on by the home crowd, Górnik equalised after the break with a penalty from Adam Kompala, but susbstitute Jacek Magiera grabbed a close-range winner twelve minutes from time.

Wisla draw
Second-placed Wisla Kraków could only manage a 1-1 draw against KS Groclin-Dyskob. Grodzisk Wielkop, who took an early lead through a Tomasz Wieszczycki header before Kamil Kosowski’s equalised with a powerful strike.

Pinpoint free-kick
Early leaders GKS Katowice beat newcomers Garbarnia Szczakowianka Jaworzno 4-0, with Marcin Bojarski scoring twice; Krzysztof Gajtkowski had opened the scoring and Robert Sierka completed the rout with a pinpoint free-kick.

Missed penalties
In another derby, a 1-1 draw saw Odra Wodzislaw and KS Ruch Chorzów share the points after visiting goalkeeper Marek Matuszek saved a penalty from Pawel Sibik in the second half. KSZO Ostrowiec goalkeeper Waldemar Piatek also saved from the spot in his side’s 1-0 defeat of Zaglebie Lubin, keeping out Zbigniew Grzybowski’s effort on 78 minutes. Wojciech Malocha’s first-half header was decisive.

Stoppage time winner
Wisla Plock came from behind to secure their first win of the season in a 3-2 defeat of Widzew Lódz. Brazilian Sergio Batata struck from close range on 33 minutes and Piotr Wlodarczyk doubled the advantage in the second half. Defender Marcin Janus’ header gave Plock hope on 72 minutes and when Wisla equalised two minutes from time – following Miguel Darci Monteiro's dismissal – a grandstand finale was on the cards. Jaroslaw Mackiewicz was the hero, pouncing on a fine cross from Pawel Holc to complete the comeback and secure all the points.

Woe compounded
KS Amica Wronki compounded last-placed Pogon Szczecin’s woes with a 2-0 win, Marek Zienczuk and substitute Grzegorz Krol on target. In Sunday’s only game KP Polonia Warszawa shared the points in a scoreless draw with KKS Lech Poznan.

Last updated: 26/08/02 10.42CET

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