SZCZECIN. Pogoń Szczecin beat Cracovia Kraków. Pogoń Szczecin capitalized on its superior ball possession (59%).
The match was played at the Stadion Miejski im. Floriana Krygiera stadium in Szczecin on Saturday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. In front of 17,125 spectators. The referee was Bartosz Frankowski with the support of Marcin Boniek and Jacub Winkler. The 4th official was Łukasz Ostrowski. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.2 degrees Celsius or 48.56 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.
- 59 Ball Possession 41
- 21 Total 8
- 8 On Target 4
- 8 Off Target 2
- 5 Shots blocked 2
- 64 Attack 59
- 71 Dangerous attack 44
- 60 Ball safe 56
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 3
- 8 Total 7
- 0 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 2
Pogoń Szczecin had a strong ball possession 59% while Cracovia Kraków was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Pogoń Szczecin had a more offensive attitude with 71 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Pogoń Szczecin won the match.
Pogoń Szczecin shot 21 times, 8 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, Cracovia Kraków shot 8 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.
Pogoń Szczecin received 1 yellow card (Jens Gustafsson). Talking about the opposition, Cracovia Kraków didn’t receive any yellow card.
After playing this encounter, Pogoń Szczecin will have 44 points to sit in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Cracovia Kraków will stay with 35 points to remain in the 9th place.
In the next match in the Ekstraklasa, Pogoń Szczecin will host Legia Warszawa on the 6th of May with a 18-8 head to head stats in favor of Legia Warszawa (5 draws).
Cracovia Kraków will play away agasint Lech Poznań on the 6th of May with a 15-13 head to head in favor of Lech Poznań (8 draws).
Pogoń Szczecin – Formation
Pogoń Szczecin started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Jens Gustafsson decided to play with the following team: Bartosz Klebaniuk, Linus Wahlqvist , Danijel Lončar , Benedikt Zech , Leonardo Koutris , Damian Dąbrowski , Mateusz Łęgowski , Vahan Bichakhchyan , Sebastian Kowalczyk , Kamil Grosicki and Alexander Gorgon .
The home team had on the bench: Maciej Kowal, Konstantinos Triantafyllopoulos, Mariusz Malec, Léo Borges, Paweł Stolarski, Kacper Smoliński, Yadegar Rostami, Marcel Wedrychowskiand Adrian Przyborek.
Pogoń Szczecin made 3 changes: M. Łęgowski for Marcel Wedrychowski (78′), Leonardo Koutris for Leonardo Borges da Silva (81′) and Vahan Bichakhchyan for Konstantinos Triantafyllopoulos (90′).
Best player: Vahan Bichakhchyan
The most impressive player for Pogoń Szczecin was Vahan Bichakhchyan.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 31 passes (93% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7. He performed 7 crosses.
Cracovia Kraków – Formation
Cracovia Kraków started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
Jacek Zielinski played with: Karol Niemczycki, Jakub Jugas , Virgil Ghiță , Paweł Jaroszyński , Otar Kakabadze , Jani Atanasov , Karol Knap , Mateusz Bochnak , Takuto Oshima , Yevhen Konoplyanka and Benjamin Källman .
These were the players on the bench: Lukáš Hroššo, Arttu Hoskonen, Michal Stachera, Cornel Râpă, Michal Siplak, Kacper Jodlowski and Patryk Makuch.
Cracovia Kraków could not rely on the presence of Michal Siplak (injured).
Cracovia Kraków made 2 changes: Yevgen Konoplyanka for Cornel Râpă (67′) and Pawel Jaroszynski for Michal Sipľak (82′).
Best player: Jani Atanasov
The most impressive player for Cracovia Kraków was Jani Atanasov.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 42 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ekstraklasa.
- Widzew Lodz – Stal Mielec – 0-2
- Pogoń Szczecin – Cracovia Kraków – 3-2
- Wisła Płock – Zagłębie Lubin – 2-0
- Lech Poznań – Warta Poznań – 2-0