Sunday 23 July 2017

Polish scene shocked by unlikely contender Just as Leicester's fairytale has returned their fans to reality, the prospects of Poland enjoying a shock title win that would surpass last year's English outcome took a hit over the weekend. In a wide open year, the astonishing story is that of Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza who had moved within six points of top spot despite hailing from a village of just 700 people. They are backed by construction companies and a local magnate so the romance comes with an asterisk. But given they were an amateur side 10 years ago, it's quite a big story in a football-mad country. Unfortunately for them, a 3-0 defeat at Lech Poznan on Friday has halted their momentum. European qualification would still be remarkable.

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