Śląsk Wrocław defeated arch rivals Lech Poznań 2-0 in the Municipal Stadium on Saturday, moving up several places in the league as a result. Despite the away side having their fair share of chances, Śląsk were the more clinical in front of goal and made Lech pay for their poor finishing on the night.
The opening goal of the game came courtesy of a peach of a cross from Brazilian left back Dudu, which was powered in by the head of Holota.
Śląsk then doubled their advantage after the break thanks to a great passage of play involving Mila, Plaku and Paixao. Just inside the half-way line, Mila turned beautifully to fool 3 Lech opponents and play in Plaku, who promptly drove towards the penalty area. Plaku then rolled the ball across for Paixao on the edge of the D, who expertly struck the ball through the legs of his opponent and into the back of the net, leaving the unsighted and badly positioned goalkeeper next to no chance.
Lech threw men forward desperately to get back in the game following Paixao's goal, but failed to convert their opportunities due to a combination of poor finishing and resilient defending.
Securing the win was a massive boost for Śląsk, who were keen to get their Ekstraklasa campaign kick started after putting so much effort into the Europa league in recent weeks. The team will now be looking for a repeat result next weekend, when they travel to Chorzów to take on Ruch on Sunday at 15.30.
Written by Gregor Gowans of Wrocław Uncut