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Legia march on

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET
FC Utrecht 1 Legia Warsaw 3 (Agg: 2-7) A slick display from the Polish team ensures victory.

Match statistics

UtrechtLegia

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target1
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET

Legia march on

FC Utrecht 1 Legia Warsaw 3 (Agg: 2-7) A slick display from the Polish team ensures victory.

FC Utrecht had a night to forget as they tumbled out of the UEFA Cup at the hands of a slick Legia Warszawa side.

Uphill battle
After losing 4-1 away in Poland two weeks ago, it was always going to be an uphill battle for Utrecht tonight and they eventually succumbed 3-1. Their efforts were not helped when home supporters came on to the pitch following a goal from Legia's  Cezary Kucharski six minutes into the match. It caused players and officials to leave the pitch for 38 minutes before the game could eventually restart.

Wave after wave
The home side were the quickest to find their stride and launched wave after wave of attacks on the visitors' goal. Just as it seemed Legia were going to weather the storm, though, Utrecht managed to draw level right on the stroke of half-time. Legia goalkeeper Radostin Stanev found Stefaan Tanghe's piledriver too hot to handle and in the ensuing goalmouth scramble the ball was forced over the line by Dirk Kujit.

Mountain to climb
But Utrecht, trailing now 5-2 on aggregate, still had a huge mountain to climb and it proved too much, Legia ending the contest with two goals in seven minutes midway through the second half. They retook the lead on the night after 62 minutes when a Tomasz Kielbowicz cross was headed in by Stanko Svitlica. It was all over seven minutes later when Svitlica scored his second from the penalty spot after Zwaanswijk, whose mistake had led to the opening goal, impeded Kucharski in the box.

Last updated: 14/11/02 21.37CET

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Lineups

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Utrecht

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Legia

3
ZuidamJordy Zuidam
Substitution66
12
StanevRadostin Stanev (C)
4
ZwaanswijkPatrick Zwaanswijk
Yellow Card68
2
OmelyanchukSergei Omelyanchuk
5
BosschaartPascal Bosschaart
3
SzalaWojciech Szala
Substitution46
6
De JongJean-Paul de Jong
Yellow Card43
4
JozwiakMarek Jozwiak
8
van MolTom van Mol
Substitution66
5
ZielinskiJacek Zielinski
10
TangheStéphane Tanghe
7
MajewskiAdam Majewski
Substitution46
9
Igor GlušcevicIgor Glušcevic
Substitution72
8
KucharskiCezary Kucharski
Goal6
11
Van den BerghDave van den Bergh
9
SvitlicaStanko Svitlica
Goal61
Goal69
14
KuytDirk Kuyt
Goal43
11
KiełbowiczTomasz Kiełbowicz
1
WapenaarHarald Wapenaar (C)
14
VukovićAleksandar Vuković
Yellow Card51
24
TouzaniKarim Touzani
29
SurmaŁukasz Surma
Substitution77

Substitutes

12
PonkRené Ponk
1
BorucArtur Boruc
15
Shew-AtjonÉtienne Shew-Atjon
13
ZganiaczMariusz Zganiacz
16
RoestRobert Roest
17
NowakSebastian Nowak
17
SchutAlje Schut
Substitution66
18
MagieraJacek Magiera
Substitution46
19
JochemsenArco Jochemsen
Substitution72
20
DudekDariusz Dudek
Substitution46
20
ArtsArno Arts
27
GusnicRudi Gusnic
Substitution77
21
RoihaPaulus Roiha
Substitution66
28
SaganowskiMarek Saganowski

Coach

Foeke Booy (NED) Dragomir Okuka (SRB)

Referee

Edo Trivkovic (CRO)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Jedvaj (CRO), Petar Gabrilo (CRO)

Fourth official

Goran Maric (CRO)

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