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    Raków Częstochowa Advances to Champions League Qualifiers Fourth Round

    Polish champions Raków Częstochowa successfully executed their strategy, securing a place in the fourth round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Despite a challenging encounter, Raków triumphed over Cypriot champions Aris Limassol with a 1-0 away victory, following their 2-1 win in the first leg.


    In a hard-fought match, Raków emerged victorious in the first leg with a 2-1 scoreline, setting the stage for a crucial clash on Cypriot soil. The initial encounter showcased Raków’s prowess with goals from Władysław Koczerhin and Fabian Piasecki.

    Masterful Execution

    Coach Dawid Szwarga expressed confidence in his team’s attack and defense strategies. Raków displayed resilience in adverse conditions, including soaring temperatures, to secure their advancement. The first half saw Raków focused on defensive play, while Aris tested their resolve.

    A change of approach in the second half led to success for Raków, as Fran Tudor’s spectacular free-kick found the net, sealing a 1-0 victory. Raków had a chance to further their lead but couldn’t convert. Goalkeeper Vladan Kovacević’s heroics ensured a clean sheet.

    Road Ahead

    Raków’s next challenge lies in a clash with FC Copenhagen, led by Polish goalkeeper Kamil Grabara. The Danish team overcame Sparta Prague 4-2 in penalties after a 1-1 draw in regular time and a 3-3 draw in extra time.

    Raków’s journey to the UEFA Champions League group stage remains alive. However, if they falter, a spot in the UEFA Europa League group stage awaits.

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