Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Damien Perquis has reportedly received Polish citizenship and is now eligible to play for the Polish national team.
The 27-year old defender is currently in Warszawa where he is expected to join the Polish national team in their preparation for their upcoming friendly matches against Mexico and Germany.
It is a strong possibility that Perquis will make his debut for Poland against Mexico on September 2.
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 1:26 PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
On Monday, Jelen passed a series of medical tests at Lille. As a result, he signed a 1 year deal with the French champions on Tuesday.
He will join fellow Pole, Ludovic Obraniak, who is now rumored to be leaving Lille. Most importantly for Jelen is the fact that he will once again have the opportunity to play in the Champions League.
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 1:47 PM
Monday, August 29, 2011
Anderlecht defender Marcin Wasilewski has been called in to the Polish national team camp ahead of its two friendly matches. Wasilewski replaces Lukasz Broz, who was called up to the Polish national team on Sunday for injured Hubert Wolakiewicz.
Wasilewski, who is coming off a terrible leg injury last played for the Polsh national team in 2009 against Grecce.
Poland play Mexico on September 2nd and Germany on September 6th.
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 4:02 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Mexico and Germany have put out their rosters for the matches against the Polish national team, who will be hosting Mexico at the on September 2nd before hosting Germany on September 6th.
Here are the rosters that Mexico and Germany have announced for their friendlies against Poland:
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (AC Ajaccio), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca);
Defenders: Efrain Juarez (Real Saragossa), Sergio Perez (CF Monterrey), Rafael Marquez (New York Red Bulls), Francisco Rodriguez (VfB Stuttgart), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Edgar Duenas (Toluca), Carlos Salcido (Tigres UANL), Jesus Molina (America);
Midfielders: Adrian Aldrete (CA Monarcas Morelia), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Israel Castro (Cruz Azul), Jesus Zavala (CF Monterrey), Pablo Barrera (West Ham United), Christian Bermudez (CF Atlante), Andres Guardado (Deportivo la Coruna), Efrain Velarde (UNAM Meksyk), Antonio Naelson Zinha (Toluca);
Forwards: Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham Hotspur), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Aldo de Nigris (CF Monterrey), Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna).Germany
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Tim Wiese (Werder Brema), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)
Defenders: Holger Badstuber, Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm (All from Bayern), Benedikt Hoewedes (Schalke 04), Mats Hummels, Marcel Schmelzer (Both from Borussia Dortmund)), Per Mertesacker (Werder), Christian Traesch (VfL Wolfsburg).
Midfielders: Sven Bender, Mario Goetze (Both from Dortmund), Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Bastian Schweinsteiger (All from Bayern), Mesut Oezil (Real Madrid), Lukas Podolski (FC Koeln), Marco Reus (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Simon Rolfes, André Schuerrle (Both from Bayer Leverkusen).
Forwards: Mario Gomez (Bayern), Miroslav Klose (Lazio)
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 1:35 PM
After being eliminated from the Champions League, Wisla Krakow will now face FC Twente, Fulham, and Odense in Group K of the Europa League.
Thanks to Janusz Gol's 91st minuet goal, Legia Warszawa qualified for the group stage with a 3-2 win in the second leg and will now face PSV Eindhoven, Hapoel Tel Aviv, and Rapid Bucuresti in Group C.
Wisla and Legia will both begin their group stage campaigns on September 15th. Legia play PSV Eindhoven, while Wisla play Odense.
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 8:39 AM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Polish national team moved up to 65th in the latest FIFA rankings.
The latest was released earlier today and in it we see that has moved up 4 spots to the number 65 overall.
Poland's next opponent Mexico is currently ranked 20th and Germany sits 3rd in the world..
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 3:40 PM
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Polish national team will take on Italy on November 11th at the Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw, PZPN announced. The match will be the first meeting between the teams since Poland defeated the Italian side 3-1 eight years ago.
Poland's first match after Euro 2012 will be against Estonia. The match will take place on August 15, 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia.
The English Football Federation have turned down a offer of a friendly in Poland because they are planning to use the February 29th date next year to stage their postponed game with Holland.
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 6:51 AM
Poland national team coach Frank Smuda has announced his squad for the September friendlies against Mexico and Germany.
Poland play Mexico on September 2nd and Germany on September 6th.
Here is Poland's roster:
Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal), Grzegorz Sandomierski (KRC Genk), Przemyslaw Tyton (PSV Eindhoven).
Defenders: Dariusz Dudka (AJ Auxerre), Kamil Glik (AC Torino), Arkadiusz Glowacki (Trabzonspor), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warszawa), Jakub Rzezniczak (Legia Warszawa), Tomasz Jodlowiec (Polonia Warszawa), Hubert Wolakiewicz (Lech Poznan).
Midfielders: Ludovic Obraniak (Lille OSC), Adam Matuszczyk (FC Koln), Slawomir Peszko (FC Koln), Eugen Polanski (FSV Mainz 05) Adrian Mierzejewski (Trabzonspor), Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Szymon Pawlowski (Zaglebie Lubin), Maciej Rybus (Legia Warszawa), Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan).
Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Pawel Brozek (Trabzonspor), Patryk Malecki (Wisla Krakow).
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 4:55 AM
Sunday, August 21, 2011
By Daniel Jagiello
Artur Boruc will be ACF Fiorentina's number 1 keeper this season as manager Sinisa Mihajlovic announced at a press conference. We knew he'd win the number sooner or later as he is our best keeper. The only problem is that we cannot use him, for personal reasons with our Manager Franciszek Smuda. Mihajlovic has great ambitions for the club to get European football next season also stating in the press conference that the 'Viola' will be a different team.
Many of us believe he should be 'Bialo-Czerwoni's' number 1 too, he has the quality but unfortunately, not the acceptance. But it's great that at club level he has established himself, the Frey and Neto sagas have officially ended.
Posted by MrHussaria at 6:55 AM
By Daniel Jagiello
Gracjan Horoszkiewicz is not a name we all may be familiar with in Polish football, but this youngster who plays as a defender has been snatched by the German capital's Hertha BSC. This is good news as he personally believes he'll be learning more at the club's academy and U-19 team than at Zaglebie Lubin's first team not just in football matters but also learning the German and English languages.
These factors helped Horoszkiewicz choose the Berlin club over clubs like Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Red Bull Salzburg, Tottenham, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, Everton, Portsmouth and our Lech Poznan who were also after the promising youth prospect. Liverpool FC were also really close to signing Gracjan, even their Steven Gerrard was so impressed by his talent that he gave the youngster his shirt.
"I'm very glad this transfer has worked out, and has been finalised. I am also aware of the challenges that lie ahead for me and will be doing my best to complete them. I'll be working hard so I can make that debut at the Olymiastadion [in front of 75 000 fans] as soon as possible." Horoszkiewicz was reported to say regarding his move to the Bundesliga side.
Personally I am confident Hertha BSC will look after him, after all, Lukasz Piszczek is one of their products (not necessarily since youth), and what a quality player he has turned out to be, a National star and an asset to Borussia Dortmund. It'll be interesting to follow his progress in the next few years. But what are your opinions?
Posted by MrHussaria at 6:21 AM
Friday, August 19, 2011
Poland national team coach Frank Smuda has called up fourteen players playing in foreign leagues for Poland's next training camp and next two friendly matches against Mexico and Germany.
Smuda will complete his roster on Monday, when the fourth round of the Ekstraklasa completes.
The following players from abroad clubs have received a call-up:
Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal), Grzegorz Sandomierski (KRC Genk), Przemyslaw Tyton (PSV Eindhoven)
Defenders: Dariusz Dudka (AJ Auxerre), Kamil Glik (AC Torino), Arkadiusz Glowacki (Trabzonspor)
Midfielders: Ludovic Obraniak (Lille OSC), Adam Matuszczyk (FC Koln), Slawomir Peszko (FC Koln), Eugen Polanski (FSV Mainz 05) Adrian Mierzejewski (Trabzonspor), Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund)
Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Pawel Brozek (Trabzonspor).
What do you think of the roster?
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Poland national team goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton was officially introduced by PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday in a press conference.
Tyton signed a five-year contract with the Dutch club, who paid 2,5 million euros for him. The 24-year old goalkeeper will start training with the Dutch club on Wednesday.
The number one goalkeeper right now at PSV is Andreas Isaksson but his contract will expire next season and the Dutch club will most likely sell him this summer.
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 3:22 PM
Brozek has not had the greatest of beginnings at Trabzonspor, but has scored twice in the last twelve games. This could be a great move for Pawel but only if he is a starter at Deportivo, we all know that his rotation status in Turkey is not in his best interest.
What do you guys think of this possible move?
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 10:45 AM
Monday, August 15, 2011
Lech Poznan defeated GKS quiet easily and Kosowski, Popek and Zewlakow were unfortunatley no where to be found. Lech Poznan looked very dangerous throughout the entire game and it has to be noted that Bakero seems to have implemented his technical trainings very well. Lech Poznan looked very good, not too many mistakes lots of great interceptions and a very good possession.
Artiom Rudnev the giant slayer - was again the star today, as he noted another hattrick. This tally gives him 6 goals on the year and puts him atop of the Polish Ekstraklasa Top Scores list. The wonderful strikes occured in the 52', 58', and 63' minutes of the game. The first goal was taken quiet easily as Rudvens had too much space, the second goal was a tap in after Stilic worked hard to get around the goalie and finally the third was a blast.
Polish Ekstraklasa Top Scorers-
Rudnev - 6 goals
Frankowski - 4 goals
Biton - 3 goals
Bruno - 3 goals
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 2:25 PM
This move will definitely allow Tyton to progress as he will be facing top competition not only in Holland but also in the Europa league. Tyton is the second Polish goalkeeper to make a positive step forward after Sandomierski who agreed to sign with Genk late last week.
What do you guys think of this move?
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 11:18 AM
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Lechia started off well against Cracovia, a goal by Fred Benson in the 25', also his first goal in the Ekstraklasa. Cracovia was very effective on the counter and it finally paid off getting a goal back was Visnakovs in 68' of the game, which ended in a draw.
At full capacity the stadium holds 40, 600 and it was great to see a wonderful turnout at this beautiful stadium.
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 11:07 PM
Another great round, almost done with one game remaining on Monday between GKS and Lech Poznan.
The third kolejka did not lack any brilliance nor some excitement, as different players scored their first goals, while the same names ended up on scoresheets for the third week in a row.
Who you ask? Here are your answers...
Monkey Off His Back -
Legia Warszawa's ace Daniel Ljuboja found the net three times - but one was called offside, the goals are a great sign for the older experiences player. His great form has finally paid off booking his first two goals in the Ekstraklasa. Daniel is showing many versitile skills and is slowly starting to pay off his high salary, first assisting several goals and now finally scoring them. Also, Lechia Gdansk newcomer Fred Benson has started off his Ekstraklasa campaign right scoring his first ever goal in the Ekstraklasa and it happened on the opening day of PG Arena.
The Scoring Continues -
Tomasz Frankowski scored yet another equalizer, again in the last minutes of the game - the only life line for Jaga is Franek!
Dudu Biton is showing why he is a strong candidate to start next week vs APOEL as he has scored his third consecutive goal in the Ekstraklasa. While, on the other hand Genkov cannot find the back of the net.
Cristian Diaz finally found his first goal of the new season scoring a very lovely goal away in Chorzow, which ultimately gave the away side the 3 points.
Polonia Warszawa is off to a great start and the main reason behind that is their Brazilian Bruno who has now scored in back to back games.
Korona's ace Michal Zielinski has also proven his worth scoring once again.
Wisła Kraków 1-0 Zagłębie Lubin
Ruch Chorzów 0-1 Śląsk Wrocław
Lechia Gdańsk 1- 1Cracovia
Jagiellonia Białystok 1-1 Korona Kielce
Legia Warszawa 3-1 Górnik Zabrze
Łódzki KS 0-2 Polonia Warszawa
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 0-0 Widzew Łódź
GKS Bełchatów - Lech Poznań to be played...
Transfer Updates -
Grzegorz Sandomierski is now officially a Genk player,a 5 year contract and a reported fee of about 1.6 million euros. A great move for the young kid hopefully he will challenge for the starting spot.
Irenusz Jelen is supposedly close to AS Nancy.
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 5:29 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Belgium club agreed to a fee with Jagiellonia, which is to be an around 2 million euros. It looks like Celtic is out of the race - unless they make a last minute attempt to match what Jagiellonia are asking for or to make an improved offer.
Reports indicate that Grzegorz will go through a medical Friday morning and if all is well, he will sign with Belgium Champions Genk FC in the coming days. His potential new club will play Maacabi Haifa in the upcoming last round of Champions League qualifications.
Personally, I think this is a positive move for Sandomierski but he will have to maximize his potential and improve his form. Recently, he has not been at his best.
What do you guys think of this move?
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 11:40 AM
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Smuda, has added several new names to the squad most notably Eugene Polanski. But, there is also an asterix as Lukasz Piszczek is at the trainings being held before the game but has yet to practice. From what Ive been reading it appears that he will not play but will be back before the 6 month lay off as he is meeting with PZPN tomorrow to talk about his punishment.
This is the proposed squad vs Georgia - to add reporters are indicating these three substitutions - Polanski will take off Murawski in the 2nd half, as well as Brozek on for Lewan and Peszko on for Mierzejewski something like this.
Also, I was hoping to see Szymon Pawlowski (Zaglebie) on the field at some point in time as I feel this is the new Kuba for us - fast, can dribble well and has a better shot. Finally, still no Damian Perques?
Wojtowiak(Lech Poznan) - Jodlowiec(Polonia W)- Glowacki(Trabazanspor)- Wawyrzniak(Legia W)
Murawski(Lech Poznan)- Dudka(Auxuree)
Midfielders and Wingers
Mierzejewski (Trabazanspor)- Obraniak (Lille)- Kuba (Borussia)
Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund)
What do you guys think of the lineup? And the proposed changes?
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 12:20 PM
Siergiej Parejko (Wisła Kraków) - Saved Wisla Krakow on a couple of occasions to preserve their 1 point.
Jacek Popek (GKS Bełchatów) - 3 goals - all headers right place right time for set pieces.
Michal Hanek (Zagłębie Lubin) - was one of the highlights vs Lech Poznan stopping many of their attacks and holding on to a draw.
Piotr Celeban (Śląsk Wrocław) - Is in top form, playing all over the field and providing great passes and doing a great job defensivley.
Manu (Legia Warszawa) - Very active, great runs and decent finishing as he scored two goals with a little bit of luck - giving Legia a quick lead.
Dariusz Sztylka (Śląsk Wrocław) - Looks to be in form as he scored a pk followed by a nice goal outside the box. Orest Lenczyk is lucky to have a broad squad to use.
Ariel Borysiuk (Legia Warszawa) - Great form, interupted many passes and distributed well.
Kamil Kosowski (GKS Bełchatów) - 4 assists in one game - the king of crosses strikes again!
Tomasz Frankowski (Jagiellonia Białystok) - 89' minute beauty of a goal that marked his 150th goal!
Johan Voskamp (Śląsk Wrocław) - A goal and an assist - Slask picked up the right man to help ease their strikers situation.
Dudu Biton (Wisła Kraków) - Another late winner this time a perfect header provided by the most accurate cross ever by teamate Iliev.
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 9:52 AM
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Tomasz Frankwoski scores his 150th goal against Lechia Gdansk in a very beautiful fashion shooting through his own legs.
Artiom Rudnev scores a hattrick vs LKS Lodz and Mateusz Mozdan earns two assists.
Kamil Kosowski earns 4 assists vs Podobeskidzie.
Popok nets a hattrick in a 6-0 thrashing and he is a defender all three were headers!
Darius Sztylko scores 2 vs LKS Lodz.
Manu scores 2 two vs Cracovia.
Dudu Biton scores 2 goals in less than a 100 minutes of play.
The Bad -
Cracovia have lost their second in a row this time to Legia 1-3.
Wisla tied for 7th, Slask sits in 10th after two weeks of play - has the Euro competition impacted their game, probably just a little.
Sandomierski - Jagellonia goalkeeper looks very frustrated and out of form compared to last season - maybe all the Celtic FC interest is getting to his head, as media reports he is leaving Jagiellonia very soon!
The Ugly -
LKS Lodz - Goalkeeper Zajac - 6 goals let in!!!
LKS Lodz lose 5-0 to Lech Poznan and then 4-0 to Slask Wroclaw.
Podobeskidzie tie Jaga 2-2 in the first week and then lose 6-0 to GKS Belchatow.
Your Leaders after 2 -
Lech Poznan 2 played 4 points 6-1
Jagiellonia Bialystok 2 played 4 points 4-3
Polonia Warszawa 2 played 4 points 2-1
Top Goalscorers after 2 -
Tomasz Frankowski 3 goals
Jacek Popek 3 goals
Artiom Rudnev 3 goals
Marcin Zewlakow 2 goals
Manu 2 goals
What do you guys think of the first two rounds?
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 1:50 PM
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Legia Warszawa -
At stadiom Wojskowy Legia was able to fight off the Turkish side for a very good result - a draw that would see them go through on 1-0 aggregate.
Classless Polish Reporters -
Turkish coach Kafkas was irate with Legia saying they did not play fair and they don't know how to play football on top of that he left the press conference, because some of the Polish media reporters starting laughing at him! Is it a bit classless by the reporters? - maybe but this is the same man that said he was going to destroy Legia in their own stadium but instead he started to blame Legia players for not playing fair, while the Turkish players did exactly what he was complaining of, falling to the ground, diving and even pulling our players hair.
Man of the Match - Jakub Wawyrzniak - the left wingback was a star today, played his heart out and stopped many of the attacks that could have been very dangerous.
Slask Wroclaw -
In what was probably the ugliest game I have ever seen - Slask could not convert on any decent attempts on goal - Mila, Diaz and Madej all had chances that went begging. The Polish side dominated possesion but failed to make anything real happen, an awful perfomance that stretched two extra time periods. Slask form has dropped everyone can see and Orest Lenczyk is really playing with his squad as new surprises are coming each week. He failed to play two attacking wingers today that would of made the difference before the penalty kicks - both Gancarczyk and Cwielong were on the bench instead he went with a young kid Madej? Very weird! I hope he is resting them for bigger things to come. Also, in the next coming weeks we can see several key players come back from injury such as Fojut.
Man of the Match - Goalkeeper Kelemen was the shining star as he saved two penalty kicks to give Slask Wroclaw the pass to the last stage. He was also very alert during the game stopping all attempts thrown at him by the Bulgarian side.
Very Tough Road Ahead -
Legia and Slask will have to count on some luck tomorrow, as there are many great teams tomorrow. Just to showcase a few - Schalke, Athletico Madrid, Tottenham, Sevilla, Paris Saint German, Sporting Lisbon, Sportin Braga, Beskitas, Lokomotive, Spartak and the list goes on......
What I would love to see tomorrow -
Wisla Krakow - APOEL (Cyprus)
Slask Wroclaw - Stoke City (England)
Legia Warszawa - Trodheim (Norway)
What I can live with tommorow hahahaha -
Wisla Krakow - BATE(Belarusian)
Slask Wroclaw - Hapoel Tel Awiw(Israel)
Legia Warszawa -Red Bull Salzburg(Asutria)
Who would you like to see our teams draw?? Leave your predictions in the comments below!!
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 9:19 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
1:0 Melikson 42’2:0 Melikson 56’ (pk.)
2:1 Bodurov 68’
3:1 Wilk 84’
Squads -Wisła Kraków: Pareiko – Lame (86’ Jovanović), Jaliens, Chavez, Diaz – Sobolewski, Nunez – Małecki (75’ Wilk), Melikson (84’ Paljić), Kirm – Genkov
Litex Łowecz: Vinicius – I. Milanov (72’ Codo), Nikolov, Bodurov, Zanev – G. Milanov, Yelenkovich – Tom, Yanev, Tsvetanov – Miracema
A Wonderful Wednesday Night -
Wisla supporters, players, coaches and management could not be more happier tonight - as they were all witnesses to an incredible game, atmosphere and scoreline. Wisla fans flooded the R22 stadium to almost full capacity with some fans arriving two hours early to fit in nearly 24 000 visitors. Wisla is also happy to report that the last sector will be finalized, adding 11 000 more seats for Krakow fans to enjoy.
European Stage Complete -
One thing is certain and that is Wisla will have the chance to play in the Europa group stages, and that is if they fail to advance in the fourth round of the CL qualifications. Lots of work has been done, but it is far from over. Wisla Krakow want nothing less than to advance past the 4th round and get into the Champions League group stages. A place no Ekstraklasa team has been in the past 15 years!
Goals Galore -
Maor Melikson continued his incredible form scoring a brilliant left footed strike after a great one two play between him and Malecki - this goal assured Wisla fans all over the world that there adventure has just begun. Moments later Maor sped past several Litex players and showed he was way to quick but was finally taken down in the box while attempting to round the Litex keeper Vinicious - but was it the right call? It appeared that the goalie hit all ball but the referee saw Maor being taken down and awarded the penalty. He took it well, only after hesitating with each step.
Litex were able to get one back on the board and once again another ricochet shot that fell into the lap of an oncoming Litex player who put it in from just 2 yards out. A small life line was instilled but was soon flat lined as the Litex captain was sent off for a challenging stomp on midfielder Nunez. Although, Nunez was all over the Litex players he maintained his cool which helped Wisla take control of the game.
Finally, in the last five minutes of the game Litex fell asleep as Genkov powered a shot through which was rebounded off the keeper and was slammed home by Wilk.
Wisla Krakow management have promised to bring in another player or two if they were to progress into the 4th round, well I guess that means we will be looking to further widen the already boosted Wisla squad. Strong rumours are coming out of Bulgaria as Wisla are looking at CSKA striker Spasa Delewa.
To Sum Up -
Wisla Krakow played very well today, they looked poised, confident, and effective. They held onto possession and made several great plays that could have led to many goals. Litex was lost with the tactics used by Wisla as they were shut down for the majority of the match, Wisla looked very fit and proved that they can play at a very high level. Michal Lamey was amazing delivery many crosses for our forwards, Maor was the architect that kept plays going, Sobolewski fought for each ball, and finally Malecki added some viniger that was missed last game running around helping all over the field. Our defense looked very good, our midfield provided many opportunities but what needs to be worked on is our finishing and of course our striker - Genkov who looks to be out of form.
4th Round Probability -
Friday, the 4th round draw will take place which will seed Wisla verse one of the following Kopenhaga, BATE, Dinamo, Maccabi, APOEL. Looking at these teams our best possible opponent would either be APOEL, BATE or Maccabi.
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 8:57 PM
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Last time around - Litex 1 - 2 Wisla
The first leg in Litex was a very uncomfortable one for Wisla, as they had to defend throughout most of the match. But, when their chances came they capatalized twice - first Michal Lemay scored a beautiful karate kick goal followed - by an exceptional strike from Maor Melikson, which give Wisla the lead late in the 78'.
The solo goal was scored by Wellington "Tom", which was more of a deflection of defenders Jaliens foot. Wellington was the best player for Litex and controlling him will be the primary focus for Wisla tomorrow.
Litex have already sold one of their better defenders (Dzamal Berberovic) and if they do not progress into the next round then Wellington will be reportedly sold away to Turkish side Gazientespspor, who coincidentally play Legia and if they advance - then they will buy out the Brazilian speedster. On the other hand, if Wisla progress they are looking at another Bulgarian up and coming superstar striker Spasa Delewa. The striker currently plays for CSKA Sofia and has already scored 13 times in 26 appearances, but his buy out could be a bit expensive as they are asking 2.5 million euro.
Litex have not reported any injuries, while Wisla Krakow will welcome back Malecki and Pareiko. Finally, Wilk will be sidelined due to a knee injury and it will be very interesting to see who will overtake his midfield position.
Wisla Krakow knows that Litex Lovech will be attacking from the first minute, but as long as their back line stays composed, keeps possession and attacks on the break they will be fine. It seems more than likely that Wisla will open up with an offensive squad but is not going to attack non stop, but they will pick their spots and try to pick apart the Litex team.
Possible Lineups -
Litex Lovech XI -Vinicius, Zanev, Josse, Yanev, Wellington, Todorov, Milanov, Nikolov, Yelenkovich, Tsvetanov, Codo
Wisla Krakow XI -Pareiko; Lamey, Jaliens, Chavez, Diaz; Sobo, Gargula; Nunez, Melikson, Malecki; Biton
My prediction is a 3-1 victory for Wisla - Goals coming from Biton, Malecki, and Nunez.
Posted by bigcmos 81 at 9:04 PM