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Wisła Kraków breaks record in Europa League qualifying match

Wisła Kraków began the Europa League qualifiers on Thursday, July 11, with a match against Kosovo’s KF Llapi. The fans in the former capital of Poland clearly missed the competition with the best, because they managed to break the record for the most tickets sold for a match in European cups in the 21st century. The magic barrier of 23,500 tickets, for which we had to wait almost 13 years, was broken.

The hopes of the fans of Wisła Kraków were certainly raised by the May final of the Polish Cup , in which the White Star defeated Pogoń Szczecin 2:1 after extra time. Winning the national trophy meant the possibility of participating in the Europa League qualifiers. The first opponent of the team led by Kazimierz Moskal is KF Llapi from Kosovo. The fans in Kraków have mobilized themselves strongly for this clash despite the ongoing holiday period.

As can be seen on the club’s official website, the barrier of 23,500 tickets has been exceeded , which was the previous record for attendance at Wisła matches in European cups in the current century. This was recorded at the match against APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League qualifiers in 2011.

It is worth adding that the stadium on Reymonta Street was under reconstruction at the time , and fans could only occupy three stands. Some sources even indicate that the attendance in the match with the Cypriots was about a thousand people less, attributing the record to the earlier qualifier with Lithuanian Litex Lovech , which was attended by 23,050 fans.

Now, however, it does not matter, because it is already known that the record was broken on July 11 during the match with Kosovo’s KF Llapi. As reported by the club, 24,403 spectators showed up for Thursday’s match .