Legia climbing up in the league
The season started on July 7 for the Legionnaires, as they took on Arka Gdynia in the Polish Supercup, and they've been playing every three days: in LOTTO Ekstraklasa, European cups qualifiers, and the Polish Cup. Having played 13 games in 44 days, the champions of Poland are experiencing some troubles with stamina (they only had a two week vacation before the season), there's still a lot of room for improvement, but they advanced to the 5th position in the league table (three points behind table-toppers Jagiellonia Białystok), and are still fighting to secure the spot in the UEFA Europa League group stage (the deciding, second leg match against Sheriff Tiraspol will be played on Thursday, August 24).
The previous two matches in LOTTO Ekstraklasa saw the Legionnaires won six points, having beaten Piast Gliwice at home 3-1 and Wisła Płock away 1-0. After six games, they have 10 points and are currently 5th in the table. Aside from the UEL match against Sheriff, Legia will play against Zagłębie Lubin at home on Sunday, August 27 before the two week international break.
Earlier this month, Legia Warsaw secured their promotion to the round of 16 of Polish Cup, having won 4-1 against Wisła Puławy.
Legia Warsaw 3-1 Piast Gliwice
Nagy 17', Mączyński 78', Guilherme 79' - Papadopulos 89'
Wisła Płock 0-1 Legia Warsaw