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Legia run ten-man Celtic ragged

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 23.00CET
Legia Warszawa 4-1 Celtic FC
The Polish champions failed to convert two penalties, but Miroslav Radović's first-half double helped them see off ten-man Celtic.
by Daniel Olkowicz
from Stadion Wojska Polskiego
Legia run ten-man Celtic ragged
Legia celebrate one of two goals from the standout Miroslav Radović ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LegiaCeltic

Goals scored4
 
1
Total attempts14
 
4
on target5
 
2
off target7
 
2
blocked2
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
4
Offsides4
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed10
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
10

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 23.00CET

Legia run ten-man Celtic ragged

Legia Warszawa 4-1 Celtic FC
The Polish champions failed to convert two penalties, but Miroslav Radović's first-half double helped them see off ten-man Celtic.

Legia Warszawa missed two penalties but still overwhelmed a ten-man Celtic FC 4-1 in their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg.

The Hoops drew first blood in the contest through Callum McGregor, but Miroslav Radović's double and an Efe Ambrose red card had Ronny Deila's side reeling at half-time. Any relief Celtic felt at seeing Ivica Vrdoljak miss a penalty on the hour mark was extinguished by late goals for Michał Żyro and Jakub Kosecki, which sandwiched another squandered Vrdoljak spot kick in a manic finish.

McGregor's second goal in three games was rifled into the top-right corner from outside the box to hand the Hoops an eighth-minute lead. However, in Radović Legia also had a man enjoying a purple patch. The Serbian beat Fraser Forster low at his near post to level before turning the tables entirely by tucking away Michal Kucharczyk's flick-on. It was the striker's second double in as many matches and his fifth of the campaign so far.

Last man Ambrose was dismissed for preventing a goalscoring opportunity as Celtic's misery was compounded before the break, and their luck was not to change – despite Vrdoljak's travails from the penalty spot.

Radović turned provider for Żyro's 84th-minute header, before Łukasz Broź played in Kosecki to giftwrap the win and give Legia a three-goal advantage to defend in Scotland next Wednesday.

Last updated: 31/05/15 2.21CET

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Lineups

legia

Legia

celtic

Celtic

12
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
1
ForsterFraser Forster (GK)
3
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
2
MatthewsAdam Matthews
8
DudaOndrej Duda
4
AmbroseEfe Ambrose
Red Card44
15
Iñaki AstizIñaki Astiz
Yellow Card22
5
Van DijkVirgil Van Dijk
17
BrzyskiTomasz Brzyski
15
CommonsKris Commons
Substitution75
18
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Substitution75
16
BergetJo Inge Berget
Substitution63
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak (C)
Penalty59
Penalty87
20
PukkiTeemu Pukki
Substitution46
25
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
21
MulgrewCharlie Mulgrew (C)
Yellow Card87
28
BroźŁukasz Broź
23
LustigMikael Lustig
32
RadovićMiroslav Radović
Goal10
Goal36
25
JohansenStefan Johansen
33
ŻyroMichał Żyro
Goal84
Substitution88
42
McGregorCallum McGregor
Goal8

Substitutes

91
JałochaKonrad Jałocha (GK)
24
ZałuskaŁukasz Załuska (GK)
2
Dossa JúniorDossa Júnior
3
IzaguirreEmilio Izaguirre
Substitution63
7
OjamaaHenrik Ojamaa
6
BitonNir Biton
9
SaganowskiMarek Saganowski
Substitution88
10
StokesAnthony Stokes
11
PiechArkadiusz Piech
11
BoerrigterDerk Boerrigter
20
KoseckiJakub Kosecki
Substitution75
Yellow Card89
Goal90+1
28
GriffithsLeigh Griffiths
Substitution75
Yellow Card89
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
33
KayalBeram Kayal
Substitution46
Yellow Card88

Coach

Henning Berg (NOR) Ronny Deila (NOR)

Referee

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Assistant referees

Charles Schaap (NED), Rob van de Ven (NED)

Fourth official

Edwin Van De Graaf (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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