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Peszko secures Polish Cup win for Lech

Published: Tuesday 19 May 2009, 21.59CET
Sławomir Peszko scored the only goal shortly after half-time as KKS Lech Poznań defeated KS Ruch Chorzów 1-0 to win the Polish Cup for a fifth time – much to the delight of coach Franciszek Smuda.
by Piotr Koźmiński
Peszko secures Polish Cup win for Lech
Lech coach Franciszek Smuda finally claimed a cup victory ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 19 May 2009, 21.59CET

Peszko secures Polish Cup win for Lech

Sławomir Peszko scored the only goal shortly after half-time as KKS Lech Poznań defeated KS Ruch Chorzów 1-0 to win the Polish Cup for a fifth time – much to the delight of coach Franciszek Smuda.

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.

Double chance
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.

Hole filled
"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."

Last updated: 19/05/09 23.21CET

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