It seems almost a lifetime ago that, with cases of the novel Coronavirus beginning to spread across Poland, Górnik Zabrze refused to make their journey to face ŁKS Łódź, kickstarting the postponement of the Ekstraklasa. Now, with ten weeks having passed, Polish clubs are finally preparing to once again kick a ball in anger.
Just four rounds of the regular season remain in Poland, before the league splits into two, and a further seven matchdays take place to decide the final standings. Now planned to begin in late June, eight teams will commence battle for the title and three European spots, while the remaining eight will fight to avoid the drop to the second tier – this year seeing three sides fall, as opposed to the two seen in previous seasons.
As a look ahead to the big return on 29th March, the first of Piłka.uk’s three previews focuses on the battle at the bottom of the table.Continue reading Where Things Stand – Part One: Avoiding the Drop