The only home defeat was in March against the final champion Legia Warsaw. In the back chainring, coach Thomas Lutzewek’s side, who has only taken the helm this season, increasingly ran out of air.
Of the 16 league matches in 2021, only four could have been won. Many have also lost, even if Slasek has only gone bankrupt in its last ten pre-season league games.
Of the 10 draws that Wroclaw finished, there were eight in 16 matches after the end of the year. A draw on Thursday will suffice, but the Poles want to win at home.
Preparations so far have not been great with defeats against Vojvodina from Serbia (0:1) and Hejduk Split (0:4) as well as a draw against Slavin Bilobo (1:1) and only a win over Osijek (2:1).
Just two days after winning the first leg at Paide, Slask Wroclaw broke away in a Test against Polkowice’s Polish amateurs, albeit with B-Elf, only goalless.
The 2-1 win in the first leg was scored by Marc Tamas in the 89th minute. The success was well deserved given the odds ratio of 14:6 and 5:1 shots on goal.
It is highly unlikely that the Paide guests will convert that deficit from the first leg and move to the second round.