The official website for European football

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

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2015/matches/round=2000546/match=2014171/postmatch/report/index.html#legia+overwhelm+celtic

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.