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Advantage Legia following Steaua away draw

Published: Wednesday 21 August 2013, 23.26CET
FC Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 Legia Warszawa
Jakub Kosecki struck what could prove a decisive away goal for the Polish side after Federico Piovaccari had put Steaua ahead.
by Stefan Lecca
from Stadionul Naţional

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Match statistics

Steaua
Legia

1

Goals scored

1

57

Possession (%)

43

23

Total attempts

13

12

on target

6

11

off target

7

3

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

12

Corners

3

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

12

584

Passes

452

426

completed

279

Lineups

steaua

Steaua

legia

Legia

12Tătăruşanu (GK)12Kuciak (GK)
Yellow Card78
4Szukała2Dossa Júnior
Yellow Card56
5Pintilii
Yellow Card37
Substitution46
3Jodłowiec
Substitution27
6Gardoş9Saganowski
Substitution81
10Tănase14Wawrzyniak
14Latovlevici18Kucharczyk
Substitution75
17Georgievski20Kosecki
Goal53
23Stanciu
Substitution61
21Vrdoljak (C)
25Piovaccari
Goal34
Substitution70
25Rzeźniczak
Yellow Card19
55Bourceanu (C)32Radović
77Popa37Furman

Substitutes

1Niță (GK)84Skaba (GK)
8Filip7Ojamaa
11Prepeliţă
Substitution46
Yellow Card66
13Dvalishvili
Substitution81
19Cristea
Substitution70
17Brzyski
22Pîrvulescu23Hélio Pinto
30Răduţ28Broź
Substitution27
80Iancu
Substitution61
33Żyro
Substitution75
Yellow Card77

Coaches

Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU) Jan Urban (POL)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 21 August 2013, 23.26CET

Advantage Legia following Steaua away draw

FC Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 Legia Warszawa
Jakub Kosecki struck what could prove a decisive away goal for the Polish side after Federico Piovaccari had put Steaua ahead.

Jakub Kosecki cancelled out Federico Piovaccari's opening strike as Legia Warszawa left Romania with an away goal to their name from their UEFA Champions League play-off first leg against FC Steaua București.

Piovaccari delighted a packed Stadionul Naţional with a neat finish over the advancing Dušan Kuciak 11 minutes before half-time. Yet Legia, whose only previous group stage appearance was in 1995/96, gained a slight advantage going into next Tuesday's return in the Polish capital when Kosecki swept in Miroslav Radović's cross.

Urged on by a crowd of 50,655, Steaua made a determined start, with former FC Vaslui goalkeeper Kuciak quick off his line to deny Piovaccari from applying the finishing touch to Nicolae Stanciu's incisive pass.

After Cristian Tănase had forced Kuciak into action again in the 32nd minute, Piovaccari broke the deadlock from Alexandru Bourceanu's deep pass. Steaua goalkeeper Ciprian Tătărușanu, hitherto untested, then preserved the advantage heading into the break, making a fine save to keep out Jakub Wawrzyniak's header.

Legia had been content to sit back and strike on the counterattack but they silenced the Steaua faithful eight minutes after the restart through the unmarked Kosecki. With their tails up, the visitors went close to a swift second via a Dominik Furman effort which arrowed narrowly over the crossbar.

Steaua pushed hard in an attempt to restore their lead, with Florin Gardoş, Adrian Popa and Adrian Cristea all threatening for the 1986 European champions before full time. Having lost in the final round of qualifying to FC Barcelona in 2002/03 and FC Shakhtar Donetsk in 2006/07, Legia will hope Steaua do not complete an unwanted hat-trick for them next week.

Last updated: 05/09/13 6.16CET

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