Polish clubs performances in Europe 2018-19 | Poland teams in Champions League/ Europa League 18-19

By Soccer Blog | Aug 17, 2018

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The 2018/19 season has been a very disappointing one for Polish clubs in Europe. No club has managed to make it to the group stage of their respective competition, with all clubs knocked out of Europe altogether by mid August 2018. Four clubs qualified for European competition from the 17/18 Ekstraklasa- Legia Warsaw (CL) and Jagiellonia Bialystok, Lech Poznan and Gornik Zabrze (Europa League). Legia’s performance in particular was very disappointing, especially given the teams they were beaten by.

Summary of Polish teams in CL/EL Qualifying

Legia Warsaw– Eliminated in Second Qualifying Round of CL (by Spartak Trnava) & Third Qualifying Round of EL (by FC Dudelange)

Legia’s official club ranking is 59, Spartak Trnava 282, FC Dudelange 279

Jagiellonia Bialystok– Eliminated in Third Qualifying Round of EL (by Gent)

Jagiellonia’s official club ranking is 229, Gent 56

Lech Poznan– Eliminated in third qualifying round of EL (by Genk)

Lech’s official club ranking is 159, Genk 57

Gornik Zabrze– Eliminated in Second Qualifying Round of EL (by Trencin)

Legia Warsaw (first in Ekstraklasa 2017/18)

Beat Cork, lost to Spartak Trnava, lost to Dudelange

Qualified for Champions League first qualifying round

Cork City 0-1 Legia
Legia 3-0 Cork City (Legia win 4-0 on aggregate)

Second Qualifying Round Champions League

Legia 0-2 Spartak Trnava
Spartak Trnava 0-1 Legia

Legia lose 2-1 on aggregate and are eliminated from the Champions League

Europa League third qualifying round

Legia 1-2 Dudelange
Dudelange 2-2 Legia

Luxembourg side Dudelange win 4-3 on aggregate and Legia are knocked out of the Europa League too.

Jagiellonia Bialystok (2nd in Ekstraklasa 2017/18)

Beat Rio Ave, lost to Gent

Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round

Jagiellonia 1-0 Rio Ave
Rio Ave 4-4 Jagiellonia

Jagiellonia win 5-4 on aggregate

Europa League Third Qualifying Round

Jagiellonia 0-1 Gent
Gent 3-1 Jagiellonia

Jagiellonia lose 4-1 on aggregate and are knocked out of the Europa League

Lech Poznan (3rd in EK 2017/18)

Beat Gandzasar, beat Shakhtyor Soligorsk, lost to Genk

First Qualifying Round Europa League

Lech 2-0 Gandzasar
Gandzasara 2-1 Lech

Lech win 3-2 on aggregate

Second Qualifying Round Europa League

Shakhtyor Soligorsk 1-1 Lech
Lech 3-1 Shakhtyor Soligorsk (AET)

Lech win 4-3 on aggregate

Third Qualifying Round

Genk 2-0 Lech
Lech 1-2 Genk

Lech lose 4-1 on aggregate and are knocked out of Europa League

Gornik Zabrze (4th in the league 2017/18)

Beat Zaria, lost to Trencin

First Qualifying Round EL

Gornik 1-0 Zaria
Zaria 1-1 Gornik

Gornik win 2-1 on aggregate

Second Qualifying Round

Gornik 0-1 Trencin
Gornik 1-4 Trencin

Gornik lose 5-1 on aggregate and are knocked out of the Europa League

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