Lechia Gdansk played their first game in 2019 on Saturday evening at Energa Stadium Gdansk. The leader showed class winning against Pogon Szczecin. Before the game, the players from Gdansk commemorated the death of mayor Pawel Adamowicz.
Commemorating one of Gdansk’s biggest fans
Pawel Adamowicz, who died after an assassination on the 14th of January, was a big fan of White & Greens. He used to attend matches and meet with the team regularly. The first match in 2019 was a moment when the team decided to officially commemorate the memory of the mayor of Gdansk.
Lechia Gdansk played in special, black kits. Before the game, Flavio Paixao gave mayor’s brother a custom jersey with Adamowicz’s name on it. The teams united with fans for a minute of silence right before the whistle.
Pogon with high hopes
Pogon Szczecin had lots of motivation before the game. Coming with a support of 1800 fans, they entered the field without insecurity. The guests created a dangerous situation already in the second minute of the match. Dusdan Kuciak did a good job protecting the goal from the early minutes though.
It didn’t take Lechia Gdansk long to answer. In the 7th minute Filip Mladenovic faced an opportunity from a free kick close to the penalty area. The Serbian left back took the chance and scored a beautiful goal.
In the second half, Patryk Lipski panicked in the box and fouled Radoslaw Majewski. This resulted with a penalty for the guests in the 55th minute. Kamil Drygas, the captain, approached the ball and scored confidently.
Lechia Gdansk is unbeatable at Energa Stadium so far this season. The guests from Szczecin were trying hard to break this streak, but despite their 13 shots, they weren’t able to score anymore.
Flavio Paixao set the score for 2:1 for Lechia Gdansk in the 75th minute. After a very good center from Daniel Lukasik, the captain headed the ball into the net.
With this win, Lechia Gdansk continues the longest streak without loss in Ekstraklasa. What is more, they strengthened their lead having now 6 points more than the second Legia Warsaw. The team from the capital plays their game on Sunday evening in Plock. This will though not put Lechia’s leadership in any danger.
Next Saturday, Lechia Gdansk plays an away game against Korona Kielce. The league will come back to Gdansk on the 23rd of February when White & Greens host Wisla Krakow.