Nine Polish footballers eye Champions League glory
PR dla Zagranicy
Nine Polish footballers are hoping to make their mark in this season’s group stage of the Champions League as the competition returns on Tuesday evening.
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (right) and coach Carlo Ancelotti during training ahead of the team's Champions League encounter with Anderlecht. Photo: PAP/DPA/Sven Hoppe
In an early feast for fans, Polish strikers Robert Lewandowski and Łukasz Teodorczyk will lock horns as their Bayern Munich and Anderlecht sides take on each other in a Group B opener.
Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny is also hoping for a moment of glory as his Juventus Turin side, a finalist last season, prepares to face off against Barcelona. But Juventus’ first-choice goalie is veteran Gianluigi Buffon.
The other Poland internationals that fans may see in the Champions League this season are Kamil Glik (AS Monaco), Arkadiusz Milik and Piotr Zieliński (both SSC Napoli), Łukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Jakub Rzeźniczak (Qarabag FK), and Łukasz Skorupski (AS Roma).
Meanwhile, Poland’s own Legia Warsaw club crashed out in the third, penultimate, round of Champions League qualifiers, after being outplayed by Kazakhstan’s FC Astana.
The 32 teams in the Champions League group stage will take part in a total of six rounds of fixtures, which conclude on 6 December.
The Champions League final will be played on 26 May next year in Kiev, Ukraine. (gs/pk)
Source: Polish Radio