Poland's Dolnośląski could win the amateur title for a second time after topping intermediary round Group 8 to become the first team in the 2014/15 UEFA Regions' Cup finals.
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Winners in 2007, Poland's Dolnośląski are the first team to qualify for the 2014/15 UEFA Regions' Cup finals, topping Group 8 on goal difference following a 1-1 draw against Paris Île-de-France.
The first intermediary round group in the world's top amateur football tournament went right down to the wire, with the hosts eventually prevailing by virtue of a +7 goal difference as opposed to their main rivals' +5 following a 1-1 draw. Adrian Leśniarek was the hero as the top two met on the final day, hitting a long-range opener in Legnica – his third Group 8 goal. Substitute Youness Mokrane replied in similar style on 84 minutes, but Didier Caignard's men could not find the goal that would have taken them to the finals.
Paris Île-de-France had beaten News Amateurs Macedonia 1-0 in their opening game, while Dolnośląski were given a tough battle by Braşov. The Romanian side fought back from 2-0 down, but Grzegorz Kowalski's side won it with three goals from substitutes in the closing 12 minutes. Kevin Harel scored a hat-trick as the Frenchmen beat Braşov 4-0 next time out, but Dolnośląski – Lower Silesia, to English speakers – won 5-1 against News Amateurs, who drew 2-2 with Braşov in their final game.
The finals of the 9th UEFA Regions' Cup will be held in late June 2015 and staged by one of the eight qualifiers.
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