Legia Warsaw continued their march towards a ninth Polish Ekstraklasa title with a routine 3-0 win over Ruch Chorzow on Sunday.
Two goals from Jakub Kosecki put the hosts clear before Danijel Ljuboja grabbed his 10th of the season to seal the victory.
Legia took the lead at the Pepsi Arena after 29 minutes when good interplay from Serbian duo Miroslav Radovic and Ljuboja culminated in Kosecki being put in the clear.
The striker’s delicate finish evaded Chorzow goalkeeper Michal Peskovic for his sixth goal of the season.
Kosecki added his seventh goal in the second half, but not before both sides were reduced to 10 men.
Chorzow’s Eljko Djokic and Legia’s Inaki Astiz were dismissed just after the hour for their part in a touchline scuffle.
But the home side remained focused and doubled their lead within seconds of the incident when Kosecki calmly found the net after Ruch failed to clear the ball from the box.
The win for Legia was secured when Ljuboja’s swivel and shot made it 3-0 with just 20 minutes to go. It was his 10th goal of a fruitful season as Legia wrapped up their eighth victory in nine league games.
Legia extended their lead on top of the table to seven points, with closest rivals Lech Poznan having lost over the weekend.
The side from the Polish capital are chasing their first title since 2006.
Ruch Chorzow are just one place outside of the relegation zone in 14th, but are eight points ahead of GKS Belchatow, the side immediately behind them.