Sławomir Peszko scored the only goal shortly after half-time as KKS Lech Poznań defeated KS Ruch Chorzów 1-0 on Tuesday to win the Polish Cup for a fifth time.
Lech, second in the Ekstraklasa and pushing for the title, were strongly fancied to account for a side battling to avoid relegation, but had to wait until the 51st minute to break the deadlock. Peszko was the man on target, collecting a pass from Peruvian Hernán Rengifo and dispatching it from nine metres.
"I'm delighted that we've won this cup, partially for personal reasons," said victorious coach Franciszek Smuda, the 60-year-old who had three Polish championships on his CV but no cup triumph until tonight. "Now nobody can say I've never won the Polish Cup."
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