BIALYSTOK, Poland. July 29 (PS) — All three of the clubs representing Poland and the Polish Ekstraklasa failed to take away any points in the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round on Thursday.
Ruch Chorzow, Wisla Krakow, and REMES Puchar Polski 2010 winners Jagiellonia Bialystok all played their fixtures at home – all finished with 0 points.
The club from Chorzow first faced off against favorites FK Austria Wien, where both clubs quickly went into relentless attacking football.
Ruch scored the opener in only the 4th minute of the match, with the early goal coming from Michal Pulkowski. The hosts quickly surprised the Austrian side, but the Austrians quickly came back. 3 goals from the visitors was enough to steal 3 points in Chorzow for coach Karl Daxbacher’s team.
Ruch Chorzów – FK Austria Wien 1:3 (1:2)
Goals: Michał Pulkowski 4 – Roland Linz 7, Peter Hlinka 43, Tomas Jun 73.
Yellow carded: Rafał Grodzicki, Michał Pulkowski, Artur Sobiech, Sebastian Olszar (Ruch), Zlatko Januzovic (Austria).
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (Greece). Spectators: 8 000.
Ruch: Krzysztof Pilarz – Krzysztof Nykiel, Rafał Grodzicki, Maciej Sadlok, Ariel Jakubowski – Wojciech Grzyb, Marcin Malinowski (79-Piotr Stawarczyk), Michał Pulkowski, Łukasz Janoszka (46-Marcin Zając) – Artur Sobiech, Sebastian Olszar (69-Bartosz Flis)
Austria: Heinz Lindner – Petr Vorisek, Aleksandar Dragovic, Manuel Ortlechner, Markus Suttner – Florian Klein, Peter Hlinka, Zlatko Januzovic, Michael Liendl (80-Marin Leovac) – Roland Linz (76-Schumacher), Tomas Jun (86-Patrick Salomon)
Poland’s vice-champions also failed to impress, suffering a shocking 1-0 defeat at home Azerbaijan club – FK Qarabag!
Wisla Krakow was able to equalize the score in the final minutes of the game with Maciej Zurawski earning a penalty kick. However, the pressure was too much for the former Polish international to handle with him ultimately missing the shot.
Wisła Kraków – FK Qarabag 0:1 (0:0)
Goal: Vugar Nadirov 69
Yellow carded: Gordan Bunoza 83 (Wisła)
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway). Spectators: 4000.
Wisła: Milan Jovanic – Erik Cikos, Mateusz Kowalski, Gordan Bunoza, Piotr Brożek – Rafał Boguski (46-Patryk Małecki), Radosław Sobolewski, Tomas Jirsak, Dragan Paljic (67-Andraz Kirm) – Paweł Brożek (75-Wojciech Łobodziński), Maciej Żurawski
Qarabag: Farhad Valiyev – Maksim Medvedev, Rashad F. Sadigov, Admir Teli, Ansi Angolli – Afran Ismayilov, Rashad A. Sadigov, Samir Abasov, Georgi Adamia (90+3-Aslan Kerimov), Andrejs Rubins (40-Emin Imamaliyev) – Raut Aliyev (69-Vugar Nadirov)
Jagiellonia Bialystok took on Aris Thessaloniki FC in their debut in Europe on Thursday.
Unfortunately, it was not the European cup debut Jagiellonia had planned for with the Polish club losing 2-1 to Aris in Bialystok by Antonio Calvo’s brace. Rafal Grzyb scored the host’s only goal in the 22nd minute.
Jagiellonia Białystok – Aris Thessaloniki FC 1:2 (1:2)
Goals: Rafał Grzyb 24 – Antonio Calvo 3,7.
Yellow carded: Danijel Cesarek, Antonio Calvo, Darcy Neto (Aris).
Referee: Espen Berntsen (Norway). Spectators: 5000
Jagiellonia: Grzegorz Sandomierski – Igor Lewczuk (22-Hermes), Andrius Skerla, Thiago Cionek, Alexis Norambuena – Tomasz Kupisz, Rafał Grzyb, Mladen Kascelan, Jarosław Lato (60-Marcin Burkhardt) – Kamil Grosicki, Tomasz Frankowski (81-Maciej Makuszewski)
Aris: Michail Sifakis – Darcy Neto, Ronaldo Guiaro, Nikos Lazaridis, Michel Pereira – Medhi Nafti (79-Athanasios Prittas), Juan Toja Vega, Antonio Calvo (64-Deividas Cesnauskis), Francisco Javito – Danijel Cesarek, Sergio Koke (69-Kostas Kaznaferis)
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