Śląsk Wrocław's Champions League dreams were crushed last night after being soundly beaten by Swedish Champions Helsingborgs. The 3-0 home defeat leaves WKS with a near impossible mountain to climb, meaning the club will drop to Europa League play-off stage. In that match Wrocław could meet opposition just as stern as last night however, and you wont see many betting on Lenczyk' s side reaching the group stage.
The Polish champions were outfought and outplayed all over the pitch, and the difference in quality was worryingly evident. The defeat will no doubt put more pressure on the WKS board, who need to provide Lenczyk with more funds to boost his depleted team. Piotr Celeban is clearly a big miss at the back, while the midfield area lacks any creativity whatsoever. Strikers Diaz, Voskamp and Gikiwiecz have been left to merely pick off scraps and long balls, as the midfield appear unable to provide decent service to the frontline.
High ticket prices also resulted in a dissapointing attendance, with a lot of fans choosing to vote with their feet. Many of the tickets were even double the price of a normal Extraklasa match. After the poor performance in the 1-0 loss against the Montenegrin Champions, supporters expected better of their club.
You can watch the 'low-lights' here:
The fans that did show up did their upmost to cheer on their team however, in the only positive one could take from the night. Fanatical fans in sector B produced a poignant display, commemorating the Poles who lost their lives in the Warsaw Uprising. You can see that here: