Buffeted by scandal, debt and arrests, famed football club Wisła Kraków was going down with all hands, but somehow it has managed to live again.
Both goals from striker Krzysztof Piątek, whose surname means Friday, came in the first half. The first an angled shot into the corner of the net after a long pass had put him through the defence, while for the second he split two defenders with a stunning shot that sent the home crowd wild.
The move from Genoa to AC Milan is a huge leap for the lad from Dzierżoniów in south-west Poland, who up until last year was playing in the Polish league.
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Commenting on the team’s official website, manager Jerzy Brzęczek added the team was now preparing for the matches which start in March next year.
Joy at qualifying for the next year’s tournament tempered by the prospect of facing European heavyweights.
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It may sound like some pseudo-hipster movement, but it most certainly is not. A beacon for fans marginalized from the hype and neo-conservatism of mainstream football, Zły have become a thundering force for good.
Little-known Polish striker sets Italian football ablaze with his scoring prowess.
After Poland’s Russian flop money will flow into new football infrastructure, better coaching and the search for young talent.