Śląsk Wrocław have completely recovered from their early-autumn collapse by winning 5 games in a row, topping the Ekstraklasa in the process.
Śląsk’s impressive early season form surprised many and saw attendances at Stadion Wrocław rocket from around 6,000 to over 20,000.
However the team then went 8 weeks without a win, including an embarrassing defeat to newly promoted Raków Częstochowa. WKS’ home crowds subsequently dropped to around 10,000 as a result.
At this point it looked like Śląsk’s early season form was merely a flash in the pan. The team’s results and performances suggested another year of mid-table obscurity was on the cards.
Fortunately that now looks unlikely, as Śląsk have remarkably won 5 games on the bounce. Their last win, a superb 3-0 victory away at Ektraklasa champions Piast Gliwice, saw Wrocław top the league with just 3 fixtures remaining before the winter break.
The victory has set up a titanic clash this Sunday as WKS take on the team everyone loves to hate – Legia Warszawa. Cash-rich Legia currently sit 3rd in the league, just one point behind Śląsk.
Home games against Legia normally attract big crowds no matter what form Śląsk are in, so this Sunday’s fixture is likely to yield a strong attendance. Should WKS be triumphant on the day, they would have every right to be considered serious title contenders.