Football: Legia seals Poland’s champion title

Legia Warsaw defeated Cracovia 2:0 on Saturday evening and secured victory in the PKO BP Ekstraklasa, the highest Polish league.

To win the title, Legia needed at least one point in the last three matches of the league. The club from Warsaw could have sealed the title a week earlier, but lost to Lech Poznań, which was still in the game, just like the 2018/2019 champion, Piast Gliwice.

Legia scored the first goal in the 23rd minute. Winger Paweł Wszołek centred the ball in the box and Czech striker Tomáš Pekhart netted with a header.

The second goal was scored in the 74th minute, when Georgian midfielder for Legia, Valerian Gvilia defeated Lukáš Hroššo, the Slovak goalkeeper for Cracovia, with a precise kick from the penalty box.

The victory over Cracovia means that Legia won its 14th official championship in Poland. The club also came first in 1993, but the Polish Football Association (PZPN) deprived them of the title because of alleged corruption.

The team and its fans celebrated the title on the boulevards of the Vistula river.

Thanks to the victory, Legia will take part in the qualifications to the UEFA Champions League.

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