Lech Poznan

Manchester City

Man City closing in on Lech Poznan’s Milosz Kozak

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Manchester City are believed to be on the verge of tying up a deal to sign Polish youngster Milosz Kozak. The 16-year-old, currently with Lech Poznan, is widely expected to move to the Etihad Stadium in the near future. City are clearly quite confident that they have won the race for Kozak since their scouts [.

If You’re Going To Watch One Primeira Liga Match All Season…

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...make it O Classico, "arguably the most important match in Portuguese football," kicking off later today at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (aka the Estádio da Luz):

SL Benfica vs. FC Porto, 3:15pmET (available via ESPN3.com in the US)

Not only is it a classic and heated Portugese rivalry, the two clubs are currently battling it out at the top of the Primeira Liga table even on points with identical records, with Porto ahead on goal differential.

Mateusz Mozdzen

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Las ligas europeas van acabando en su temporada 2010-2011, algunas ya con campeón como ocurre en Portugal con el Oporto. Hay campeonatos en las que parece haber ya un campeón definido pero no todavía matemático y otros en los que la lucha por el título sigue absolutamente abierta. Hoy me voy a dirigir a una liga bastante desconocido pero a la vez atractiva como la polaca, la Orange Ekstraklasa.

Mateusz Mozdzen

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Las ligas europeas van acabando en su temporada 2010-2011, algunas ya con campeón como ocurre en Portugal con el Oporto. Hay campeonatos en las que parece haber ya un campeón definido pero no todavía matemático y otros en los que la lucha por el título sigue absolutamente abierta. Hoy me voy a dirigir a una liga bastante desconocido pero a la vez atractiva como la polaca, la Orange Ekstraklasa.

Football Snapshot: Man City Fans ‘Do The Poznan’ vs Notts County

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By Chris Wright

Man City fans perform their Lech Poznan-inspired goal celebration

Despite taking to the field with £52 million's worth of strikers, Man City found themselves indebted to 34-year old, free-transfer signing Patrick Vieira for getting the ball rolling against Notts County in the FA Cup Fourth Round replay at Eastlands yesterday afternoon.

Reds Are Taking The Europa League Very Seriously Indeed

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Although it isn't the best competition to take part in, the UEFA Europa League offers Liverpool a great chance for silverware and a platform on which to build for next season.
Despite last night's draw against Sparta Prague, the Reds still have a good opportunity to progress all the way to the final should they take this competition seriously.

Man City can’t ruin Aris unbeaten home streak

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THESSALONIKI, Greece — Aris held Manchester City to a 0-0 draw in the last 32 of the Europa League on Tuesday, allowing the Greek team to maintain a 40-year unbeaten European home record. Man City fielded Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli and David Silva in the first leg, an attacking lineup that cost more [.

Europa League Draw: Stuttgart v Benfica, Leverkusen v Metalist

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Cardozo Will Need To Be Stopped If Stuttgart Are To Win Against Benfica.

With Dortmund eliminated, the Bundesliga has just two representatives remaining in the Europa League. Both of those sides, impressively, topped their groups and would have been hoping for a good draw this afternoon to aid their chances of progressing in the tournament.

Manchester United

Man Utd ready to move for Lech Poznan’s Karol Linetty

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Manchester United are scouting Lech Poznan playmaker Karol Linetty ahead of a possible move in January. The Sunday People reports that David Moyes is keen on the youngster who has been dubbed the 'Polish Luka Modric'. The United boss sent a scout to watch Poznan in action last weekend. He was among 40 representatives of [.

Daily Dose: May 4th, 2011.

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Lech Poznan fans take a cue from AEK Athens fans and celebrate a cup victory a little too aggressively.

  • Coach Nietzsche. (Fisted Away)
  • On the race quota. (The French Connection)
  • The snitch outs himself. (Guardian)
  • Pachuca is easy shopping right now. (Dirty Tackle)
  • Staying young.

Poland

Tottenham turned down £5million Robert Lewandowski

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Just a note of interest for Spurs fans, I offered Robert lewandowski to Spurs when he was stll playing in Poland, for less than 5m, pity ! Steve Archibald (@SteveArchibald8) April 24, 2013 It's National Regret Not Signing Robert Lewandowski Day today. After Blackburn's contribution comes this effort from Tottenham.

Soccer results for GKS Belchatow ( 0 – 1 ) Lech Poznan , Poland on The 17th of September, 2012

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Football Results for Tarxien Rainbows ( 2 – 1 ) Balzan , MLT on The 17th of September, 2012

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Tarxien Rainbows ( 2 1 ) Balzan , MLT on The 17th of September, 2012 at five to seven Podcast:

Polish under-8s game abandoned due to crowd trouble

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With the Euro 2012 tournament coming ever closer, one of the largest worries of hosting the World Cup in Eastern Europe is the issue of widespread hooliganism. And the problem does not look set to disappear given that a child's Lech Poznan game in Poland had to be abandoned by the referee after a great [.

The road to Euro 12 series – Doing the Poznan (Part 1)

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I was waiting for the Euro draw like a kid waiting for a Christmas present, finally the day came and I was waiting with bated breath to see what it was going to look like. So once the groups were in place the engineer in me wanted to break it down and analyse it. Surely, deep inside I knew I could beat a Shebby Singh or a Carlton Palmer hands down with my analytical skills.

Monday Mmm: Jakub Rzezniczak, Legia Warsaw

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Legia Warsaw's Miroslav Radovic (left) congratulated his shirtless partner in crime, Jakub, on his superior spandexual celebration following their victory over Lech Poznan in the Poland Cup final, 3rd May 2011.

Must-See Fan Support

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I tweeted this video a few days ago but didn't get around to posting it on SBI until today.

Here's a Christmas treat for you, the most intense fans you'll ever see at a youth soccer tournament. EVER. The video comes from Poland, where Lech Poznan fans took fan support to another level (watch the whole video, guaranteed entertainment):


striker

Volcanic ash stopped Blackburn signing Robert Lewandowski

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Oh Blackburn, Blackburn, Blackburn! How different it might have been. This screengrab from 2010 shows that Rovers were within touching distance of signing a little known Polish striker by the name of Robert Lewandowski. The then Lech Poznan player was set to visit Ewood Park to be wooed while watching the club's glamour clash with [.

Artjoms Rudnevs, “I know that Arsenal have seen me in action and have asked my agent”

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Lech Poznan striker Artjoms Rudnevs revealed Spanish giants Barcelona and also Arsenal are interested in his services. Speaking to Polish journalists, the 22-year old Latvian explained that his agent has been in touch with representatives of ...

Arsenal and Barcelona linked with £4m hotshot Latvian striker

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The Lech Poznan striker Artjoms Rudnevs has been scoring for fun in the Europa League this season, and is apparently on the radar of many top European clubs. The 22 year-old Latvian international scored the goal that eliminated Italian giants Juventus from the competition amongst his four strikes in the Europa Group Stage, and according to [.

Liverpool

Liverpool at Braga 03.10.11

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1pm ET, live in the US on GolTV

Round of 32:
Liverpool: 1-0 Sparta (h); 0-0 Sparta (a)
Braga: 2-0 Lech Poznan (h); 0-1 Lech Poznan (a)

Group Stage Results:
Liverpool: 0-0 Utrecht (h); 1-1 Steaua (a); 3-1 Napoli (a); 0-0 Napoli (a); 0-0 Utrecht (a); 4-1 Steaua (h)
Braga: 0-2 Shakhtar (a); 2-0 Arsenal (h); 1-0 Partizan (a); 2-0 Partizan (h); 0-2 Shakhtar (h); 0-6 Arsenal (a) [Champions League]

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-1 United (h); 1-3 West Ham (a); 1-0 Sparta (h)
Braga: 2-1 Benfica (h); 0-0 Naval (a); 2-0 Lech Poznan (h)

Goalscorers (Europe):
Liverpool: Ngog 5; Gerrard 4; Kuyt 2; Cole, Jovanovic, Lucas 1
Braga: Lima 5; Alan 2; Echiejlie, Paulo Cesar 1

Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Guess at a lineup:
Reina
Carragher Kyrgiakos Skrtel Johnson
Lucas Poulsen
Maxi Meireles Cole
Kuyt

We knew that Shelvey, Kelly, Aurelio, and Agger would definitely be out.

Danny Wilson Relishing His Spell In Liverpool FC’s First Team

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Danny Wilson confidently declared ahead of Liverpool's return clash against Sparta Prague: "I relish playing on the big stage!"
The teenager could be given the nod again by Kenny Dalglish tomorrow night for the tie against the Czechs.
The defender gave a solid display last week in the Generali Arena when the Reds played out a 0-0 draw in the Europa Cup.

Liverpool Will Not Play An Under-Strength Team In Europa League Knockout Stages

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Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has admitted he may have to end his policy of resting his most valuable assets during Europa League games when his side enters the knockout stages in February.
Liverpool will face Czech champions Sparta Prague in the last 32, before a potential meeting with either Portuguese side Braga — opponents of Arsenal in the Champions League — or Lech Poznan in the last 16.

Sparta Praha

UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

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Three of the UEFA Europa League's Round of 32 first legs are in the books, but 13 more remain to be played on Thursday including games involving Americans Sacha Kljestan and Maurice Edu.

Kljestan starts out on the bench as Anderlecht opens up at home against Ajax Amsterdam in one of the more intriguing knockout-stage matchups.

Liga Europa

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Não me parece que o sorteio tenha sido desfavorável às equipas portuguesas. Se considerarmos estes quatro clubes como difíceis de serem ultrapassados então pouco estaremos a fazer nesta segunda prova da UEFA. Claro que a concentração tem de estar em níveis bem elevados, e os jogos deverão ser encarados com uma atitude bem diferente daquela em que nalguns casos temos vindo a assistir.

The Rest

Highly talented winger turns down contract offer from club, wants to join Leeds in January

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Leeds United have been linked with the highly talented Lech Poznan winger Kamil Jozwiak earlier this week and it seems that the player is keen on the move as well.

According to reports, the 19-year-old winger is out of contract at the end of this season and Leeds are hoping to snap up him on a bargain.

Fire targeting Polish center back

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With a flurry of activity yesterday at the SuperDraft the Fire strengthened their defense but General Manager Nelson Rodriguez has alluded to additional reinforcements on the way. The club has come to an agreement with one center back from outside of MLS and is pursuing another. The deal for the first player technically hasn't been finalized, so the announcement hasn't been made.

Arsenal poised to sign Lech Poznan youngster Dawid Kownacki

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Arsenal are weighing up a summer move for Polish teenager Dawid Kownacki, according to reports. The 17-year forward has been watched several times by...

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Lech Poznan 2013/14 PUMA Home and Away Kits

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Poland's Lech Poznan are currently in fifth place in the Ekstraklasa table after eleven matches [...]

Homeless World Cup: Scotland face India

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Aston Villa Agree £2.5m Fee for Winger Aleksandar Tonev: The Nightly EPL

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Aston Villa have agreed a £2.5million deal with Lech Poznan to sign Bulgarian winger Aleksandar Tonev.

The 23-year-old winger, who has played 11 times for his country, is expected to finalize the transfer this weekend. According to The Sunnewspaper, sources close to Tonev say the lure of the Premier League swung the deal for Villa ahead of a host of top European clubs.

Soccer results for GKS Belchatow ( 0 – 1 ) Lech Poznan , Poland on The 17th of September, 2012

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Soccer results for GKS Belchatow ( 0 – 1 ) Lech Poznan , Poland on The 17th of September, 2012

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Convocatoria Polonia Eurocopa 2012

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Lista definitiva de PoloniaPorteros: Artur Boruc (Celtic), Tomasz Kuszczak (Manchester United), Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal).

Defensas: Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht), Pawel Golanski (Steaua Bukarest), Mariusz Jop (FC Moscú), Jacek Bak (Austria Viena), Michal Zewlakow (Olympiacos), Adam Kokoszka (Wisla Cracovia), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Varsovia).

Lech Poznan ultras copy Euro 2012 logo to suggest they’re up for a bit of a brawl

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Supports of Polish outfit Lech Poznan unfurled a tifo mimicking the official Euro 2012 logo to advertise their availability for a scrap this summer. They dubbed their prospective summer tournament Kibole 2012, or Hooligans 2012. While Uefa and the Euro 2012 organisers will be hoping for a peaceful time in Poland and Ukraine, the Poznan [.

Where are they now?

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What happened to the stars of Euro 2009?

Two years ago at the UEFA U-21 Championship in Sweden, I made a list of the players to watch out for in the future - those young guns who looked set to make the next step to the big time.

Hooligans riot following Polish cup final

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Hooligans clashed with police and damaged the stadium after Legia Warsaw won the Polish Cup final 5-4 on penalties against Lech Poznan in Bydgoszcz last night.

Fans invaded the pitch, demolished barriers and damaged the tribune as well as attacking press photographers before police got the situation under control by using water cannon.

Match Preview: Braga vs Liverpool

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Andy Carroll could make his full Liverpool debut in Thursday's Europa League visit to Portugal to play Braga.
The £35million January signing came off the bench in the 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday after overcoming the ankle problem that had delayed his bow since his move from Newcastle United.

OTP Podcast: Episode 5 – Christmas Special

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Oh I wish it could be Podcast every day The Off The Post Podcast Christmas Special has a number of presents waiting for you under the tree. Open it up and you'll find gifts such as Owen Coyle's voodoo rituals, Lech Poznan's unique brand of supporter, some outrageous geordie commentary from El Classico, and John Arne [.

Catching Up with Polish Football, Part 2

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We continue our look at Polish football with Part Two of Catching Up With Polish Football. Last Week Maciej Slominski took us through the top 8 teams of the Ekstraklasa at the halfway stage of the season.

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This week we look at the bottom half of the table to see who's fighting to avoid the drop.