Warta and Stal Ekstraklasa entered the same season. From the start, the people of Poznan did better, and despite the fact that they were promoted straight to the end of the 2020/21 season, they had to fight for maintenance. The previous season, the Greens also finished the game higher in the table. Only recently the situation has changed somewhat. Adam Majowski’s players are one of the biggest surprises in the league. Before the start of the season, big problems were expected for Stal, who was supposed to fight for the existence of the league. However, despite the significant personnel changes, the grinding rows are at the top of the table. In Stal much depends on the disposition of the day. Majewski players can outsmart any team in the league, but they can also lose to any team, in addition to a large number of goals.
The Dawid Szulczek watch is definitely more stable. In any case, it is enough to take a look at the table of Ekstraklasa, where the 32-year-old took charge of the Greens. On November 8, exactly one year of his work passed. In the last 36 matches, Raku Czestochova, Lech Poznan, Bogo Szczecin, Legia Warszawa and Wisla Blok have scored better than Warta. Prior to Round 17, Team Dolna Wilda, aiming for preservation, was only two points behind Widzew III. The same difference was between Warta and Stahl, who may have beaten Zagopi Lubin (3:0) in the previous round.
In turn, Szulczek’s players scored two successful runs, bringing in a set of points (3: 2 with Radomiak and 2: 0 with Piast Gliwice). Warta is the best team in the league when it comes to trips. The accusations against Poznan residents relate to house meetings in which it is difficult for them to score points. The stadium in Grodzisk Wielkopolski is clearly not their fortress.
Coach Szulczek likes to stress that you need about 40 points for maintenance. Winning with Stahl will bring his team closer to that achievement. However, they think the same way on the grind, their plan was also to score three points.
The fans waited until the 18th minute for the first accurate shot. Robert Ivanov hit, but Bartosz Mrozek managed to do it without any major problems. In the forty-second minute, the hosts faced another chance to hit, Cajetan Smit finished the match, but the young man’s shot left much to be desired, it was very light and did not cause problems for the visiting goalkeeper. The first half was dictated by Warta, who completely controlled the action on the field. Steele did not fire a single shot towards Gropelny’s goal. Greens practically had an advantage in every aspect.
It may have seemed like a goal for the hosts was just a matter of time, but the grinding teams got to work. In the 54th minute, the first shot was fired by Said Hamulic. The best stal shooting game hasn’t caused much trouble for the young Warta player. It was just a warning though. In the 66th minute, Groblini made a long ball in the middle of Milchan, and he was outside the penalty area, so he could not catch the ball. He decided to accept it with his head, but did it so badly that the ball jumped backwards. Hamulić came down to her and put the ball into the net. The 21-year-old Dutchman scored his ninth goal of the season and made himself a successful birthday present. On November 12, the footballer will be 22 years old. In the previous round, he scored a goal and assisted, now he also wants to lead Stahl to victory.
Mielczanie slipped back to their half and gave the ball back to Warta. The hosts could not cross the narrow wall of the guests for a long time. However, they were patient and faith did not fade, which was rewarded at the last act of the meeting. Miłosz Szczepański, who had appeared on the field a moment ago, crossed the penalty area, and Jan Grzysek’s action was even more evident. The 28-year-old defender hit with pinpoint accuracy as the ball bounced off the post. It’s hard to blame Murzuq for this situation. The Greens won a valuable point. It remains to be seen at the end of the season if they are decisive. And Stahl might regret it, although the point allowed her to jump on the podium anyway.
Warta Poznan – Stahl Milik 1:1 (0:0)
Objectives: Grzesik (90 + 3) – brakes (66.)
yellow cards: Maenpaa 34., d’Estaing 90 + 2.
Rule: Jaroslav Przybych (Klochzbork)
Grodzisk Wielkopolski viewers: 2466
Protect: Grobelny – Stavropoulos, Szymonowicz, Ivanov – Grzesik, Kupczak, Maenpaa (86′ Szczepański), Kościelny (74′ Destan) – Szmyt, Luis (74′ Żurawski) – Zrelak
Solid: Mrozek – Wolski, Kruk, Matras, Flis, Getinger – Ratajczyk (75′ Gerbowski), Kasperkiewicz, Wlazło (86 yra), Domański (90 + 2′ Ciepiela) – Hamulić (90 + 2′ Lebedyński)
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