On the holiday of 22 July, the Silesian Stadium had its grand opening. The Polish national team was defeated in the inauguration match by East Germany 0:2 (0:0). The first goal scored in the history of the stadium was an… own goal. Scored by Jerzy Woźniak at about 6.30 pm. Spectators: 100,000.
Silesian Stadium opening friendly match:
Poland – East Germany 0:2 ( 0:0 ) – 22.07.1956
First goal at the Silesian Stadium – own goal of Jerzy Woźniak in the 62nd min. Account: Roman Paszkowski
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