Lech Poznań 2-0 SalzburgBy: Marcus | October 1st, 2010
I’m pleased to report on another successful night in the Europa league for Polish champions, Lech Poznań as they beat Salzburg to go top of Group A above both Manchester City and Juventus.
Both side shared the spoils in the opening stages of the game as Rudnevs and Cziommer both put efforts over the bar for their respective teams. It was after about half an hour that the home side really started to dominate as the Salzburg keeper, Tremmel, was called into action on a number of occasions before half-time.
After the break, Lech continued to pus for that opening goal and were rewarded only a couple of minutes after the restart. Tremmel did well to parry a long effort from Krivets but it was Arboleda who headed Lech in front from the resulting corner.
It was at this point that Salzburg really started to come alive again and looked to push forward in search of an equaliser. They went close a few times and Lech keeper Buric was called upon to preserve the single goal lead a few times. In the 80th minute though the home side countered one such salvo down the left and Stilic put in an inch perfect cross from the left for Peszko to knock in from only a few yards out.
The Polish side had doubled their advantage and nearly made it 3-0 with only a few minutes of the match remaining when Krivets hit the post from range. Either way, 2-0 was sufficient to put Lech top of Group A and whilst they are still outsiders to progress ahead of the English and Italian giants they have done their chances no harm whatsoever thus far, plus the draw in the other game was helpful as well.