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Poland round-up: Wisla lead the way

Published: Sunday 18 August 2002, 21.03CET
TS Wisla Kraków's fine start to the season continued as they beat Zaglebie Lubin 4-1 on Sunday. features

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Published: Sunday 18 August 2002, 21.03CET

Poland round-up: Wisla lead the way

TS Wisla Kraków's fine start to the season continued as they beat Zaglebie Lubin 4-1 on Sunday.
TS Wisla Kraków's fine start to the Ekstraklasa season continued after they thrashed Zaglebie Lubin today. Maciej Zurawski scored three times in eleven minutes to give the early pacesetters a 4-1 away win.

Zurawski treble
Wisla had gone behind to Zbigniew Grzybowski's penalty on 21 minutes, but they drew level before half-time through Jacek Paszulewicz. Then Zurawski struck, the Polish international registering a quick-fire hat-trick soon after the hour. The fact Lubin had signed four Wisla players in the summer only added to their misery.

Legia labour
Meanwhile, Legia Warszawa's week got no better as they could only draw 0-0 with bottom club Pogon Szczecin in the capital. Beaten 3-0 by FC Barcelona in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League qualifier, Legia are yet to win in the league this season, having drawn three from three games.

Still unbeaten
The only consolation for the champions is that they will set a first-division record of 23 matches without defeat if they survive next Saturday's trip to KS Górnik Zabrze.

New boys lose
It was a disappointing weekend, too, for the division's new boys. A 20,000 crowd saw Lech Poznán slip up 1-0 at home to GKS Katowice, Stanislaw Wrobel dividing the sides. Wisla Plock went down by the same margin to visitors KS Amica Wronki after Tomasz Dawidowski converted a late penalty.

No home comforts
A triptych of home defeats was completed when Garbarnia Szczakowianka Jaworzno contrived to lose 3-2 to Odra Wodzislaw. Gabarnia succumbed to two late goals from Michal Chalbinski after they had bounced back from Piotr Rocki's opener to lead through Marek Tokarz and Mile Knezevic.

Parity reigns
Elsewhere, KS Ruch Chorzów revived to draw 1-1 with KSZO Ostrowiec, Marcin Narwojsz cancelling out a Jaroslaw Popiela strike. There was also parity in the game between KS Groclin-Dyskob. Grodzisk Wielkop and Górnik, thanks to Piotr Gierczak's equaliser for the away side in a 2-2 draw. Grzegorz Rasiak and Sebastian Mila had put Groclin ahead following Andrzej Niedzielan's early effort for the visitors.

Legia leavened
Finally, last week's table toppers KP Polonia Warszawa went down 3-2 at Widzew Lódz. Trailing to goals from Arkadiusz Bak and Igor Golaszewski, Widzew replied through Sergio Leandro Batata's double strike and another from Kazimierz Wegrzyn to claim a remarkable come-from-behind victory - their first win of the campaign.

Last updated: 18/08/02 21.24CET

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