Today in Dubai, in the first game of 2022, "Riga Football Club" lost 0:2 to the Polish Ekstraklasa champion "Legia Warsaw". On January 25, we will play against "Slovan Bratislava".
"Legia" has won the Polish top league 15 times. In the last ten seasons, "Legia" has become the champion seven times. "Legia" has won the Polish Cup 19 times and the Super Cup four times.
In our team 21 player took part in this match. We played each of the halves with an almost completely different line-up. Arturs Krancmanis was the only one who played all 90 minutes.
There were few scoring moments in the first half of the match. The only goal was scored by "Legia". In the 37th minute "Legia" made a great counterattack and in the finish Maciel Rosolek scored from close distance. After the first half, "Legia" was in the lead with 1: 0.
At the beginning of the second half, "Riga" had a great opportunity to equalize the result. After Raivis Kiršs pass, Krancmanis did not take a fantastic opportunity from a close distance. After that, Joselpfo Barnes and Alexei Savelyev made a shots, but in both episodes the Poles were saved by the goalkeeper.
In the 68th minute, Wesley Nata made a gross mistake close our penalty are and Simon Vlodarczyk recieved a great chance out of nowhere. He made a good shot, adding another goal for the "Legia". "Riga" at the end played more with a ball, but there was a lack of quality action in the attack. In the end, loss with 0:2.
The next game on January 25 against "Slovan" from Bratislava. The match starts at 16:00 UAE time, 14:00 Latvian time.