Warta exceeds all expectations. Piotr Tworek’s team is the revelation of PKO Ekstraklasa this season. The Poznanians are virtually certain to stay in the league and may join the fight for the cups. After defeating Górnik at Zabrze (2: 1), the newcomer rose to sixth place. The Poznań team is just five points behind third-placed Raków and two points behind fourth-placed Piast Gliwice, while having an advantage over ninth-placed Lech.
PKO Ekstraklasa: Warta ahead of Lech, easily overtook Górnik
Warta was perfectly organized in Zabrze. He did not give Górnik a chance. The 1-0 goal after thirty minutes of play was scored by Jan Grzesik. He made a good shot from sixteen meters, with the pass of Mateusz Kuzimski and the error of Aleksander Paluszek. And just after the break, Mateusz Kupczak increased the score, which picked up the ball thrown by Krzysztof Kubica and gave Martin Chude no chance. Interestingly, on Monday the Slovak broke a 307-minute streak without opening a goal, as calculated on the EkstraStats portal, was the seventh-best streak of the season.
In 2021, only Piast and Legia scored better than Warta
After the unsuccessful start of the season, the team of coach Tworek, recently invited by Dawid Szymczak and Jakub Kręcidło in the football section of Sport.pl, is in impressive shape. From month to month, Warta was getting better. He recently played sinusoidally (win – lose – win – lose – win), but now has a second straight win. In 2021, he won up to six of nine games, drawing once and losing twice. This is one of the best results in Ekstraklasa. In the new year, only Piast (20) and leader Legia (22) scored better than Warta (19 points).
Jesus of Zabrze shone for Easter
– It’s worth it six months ago and now it’s two different teams – admitted Górnik coach Marcin Brosz. His team saw it well. In the autumn, Zabrze won 1-0 in Poznań, now he had to acknowledge the superiority of his rival, despite the good weather, which was noticed by the coach. – The sun gives you energy. This is not just a metaphor. You can see that now the workouts are more lively – said Brosz. On Easter Monday, however, it seemed for a long time that the thoughts of his players were more on the family tables than on the playing field. Twenty minutes before the end of the match, Jesus Jiménez scored a contact goal, but that was all Górnik could do. In the end, the locals pushed and tried to score a tie, but they lacked efficiency.