Football: Legia Warsaw reclaim Polish top-flight title

Legia Warsaw have clinched Poland’s top-flight league title, with two games to spare in a season extended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Legia Warsaw players celebrate securing the Polish top-flight championship title on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Legia Warsaw players celebrate securing the Polish top-flight championship title on Saturday, July 11, 2020.Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

The Warsaw club, managed by former Serbian midfielder Aleksandar Vuković, on Saturday beat Cracovia Kraków 2-0 in a home fixture to secure its 14th Polish Ekstraklasa championship.

Two rounds of matches are still left to play before the Polish premier league season ends later this month.

“I congratulated the boys because they played up to what was expected of them,” Vuković said after Saturday’s game.

“It’s a well-deserved championship,” he added.Legia Warsaw coach Aleksandar Vuković. Photo: PAP/Leszek SzymańskiLegia Warsaw coach Aleksandar Vuković. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Polish football stadiums reopened to spectators at 25 percent capacity last month amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Photo: PAP/Leszek SzymańskiPhoto: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Last year, Legia Warsaw finished runner-up in the Polish premier league, while small-budget side Piast Gliwice, managed by ex-Poland boss Waldemar Fornalik, captured their maiden title.

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Source: TVP, PAP

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