Pogoń Szczecin defeated Wisła Płock in the 1/16 finals of the Polish Cup, but she did it only after a series of penalties. It was a 1-1 draw in regular time.
In the previous round, “Nafciarze” defeated GKS Tychy after goals from Cillian Sheridan and Mateusz Szwoch.
“Portowcy” and defeated Podhale Nowy Targ 5-0. Kamil Drygas scored two goals in this match, and Kacper Smoliński, Michał Kucharczyk and Alexander Gorgon added after the goal.
In the 8th minute the hosts created a good situation for a goal. After Giorga Merebashvili’s cross from a free kick, Alan Uryga was unsuccessful.
Radosław Sobolewski’s players took the lead after a fatal mistake by the guests after 18 minutes. The defender of Pogoń lost the ball, which was taken over by Mateusz Lewandowski. The Wisła striker passed the visitors’ goalkeeper and directed the ball to the empty goal.
The “oilers” caught the wind in their sails, had an optical advantage, but did not translate it into a goal score. However, in the 32nd minute they were surprised by their rivals. Adrian Benedyczak fell into the penalty area, where he was fouled by Milan Obradovic. The referee pointed to “lime” and showed the Wisła player a yellow card. “Eleven” was used by Kamil Drygas.
At the beginning of the second half, the team from Płock made a counterattack. Lewandowski played towards Dawid Kocyła, but he did not reach the ball. A moment later, Krzysztof Kamiński hit Drygas. Wisła’s goalkeeper corrected his mistake in time. In response, Damian Zbozień crossed from the right. However, Merebashvili missed a clean shot.
From the 79th minute, Wisła had to do without one player. Merebashvili saw the second yellow, and consequently a red card.
“Portowcy” got a chance. They started the attack and in the 83rd minute there was a stir under the hosts’ goal. In the end, Pogoń only won a corner kick.
Neither team managed to tip their wins to their advantage in 90 minutes and the referee called extra time.
This one was also inconclusive. Penalty kicks had to be decisive for the promotion.
Pogoń started the series of “eleven” badly. Kucharczyk lost the duel with the goalkeeper, while Szwoch went to the Szczecin’s net.
In the third series, there was an even – Piotr Pyrdoł made a mistake. After a while, however, the hero was again Kaminski, defending the shot of the Pogoń player – this time it was Matynia.
In the fifth round, Cabrera could have secured the victory for the hosts, but his shot was stopped by Stipica. The next series decided everything. “Portowcy” scored a goal and Stipica saved Milan Obradovic’s shot. Pogoń won 4-3 and won promotion to the next stage of the PP.
Goals: 1-0 Mateusz Lewandowski (18th), 1-1 Kamil Drygas (33rd – penalty)
Penalty kicks: 3-4 (Szwoch, Leśniak, Tomasik – Kowalczyk, Gorgon, Hostikka, Zech)
Red card: Giorgi Merebashvili (79th)
Vistula: Kamiński – Zbozień, Uryga, Obradović, Tomasik – Lagator, Kocyła, Rasak, Lesniak, Merebaszwili – Lewandowski.
Reserves: Gradecki, Pyrdoł, Szwoch, Cabrera, Cabezali, Gjertsen, Ambrosiewicz, Rodriguez, Pawlak.
Pursuit: Stipica – Stec, Kostas, Zech, Matynia – Smoliński, Dąbrowski, Drygas, Gorgon – Zahović, Benedyczak.
Reserves: Bursztyn, Bartkowski, Podstawski, Żurawski, Hostikka, Turski, Kucharczyk, Kowalczyk, Kozłowski.
Judge: Wojciech Myć