Under the radar: Ruch Chorzów and the Europa League

It’s been a hectic month for Polish football.  First there was the administrative error which led Legia to be excluded from the Champions League, then there was the failure of Lech Poznań to beat Icelandic part-timers Stjarnan FC in the Europa League qualifying rounds.  Both of these events have filled countless column inches, with Legia attempting […]

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Legia Warsaw’s relegation to the Europa League is a blessing in disguise.

  Photo @FotoPyK In the first guest post for a while on RightbankWarsaw, Mário Silva explains why Legia’s demotion to the Europa League due to the Celtic fiasco will benefit them and most importantly the game in Poland. The title may seem rather odd given the anxiety of Polish football fans to have a team in the Champions […]

Why Legia’s Champions League fiasco shouldn’t be the end of the world

Photo: @mat_kostrzewa So in the end it happened.  Legia Warsaw were kicked out of the Champions League after fielding a suspended player, Bartosz Bereszyński, for the final minutes of their tie with Celtic on Wednesday.  UEFA, looking into their rule book, granted Celtic a walkover, which meant they progressed on the away goals rule instead of Legia. […]