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Legia raid Rapid for maximum points

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 22.55CET
FC Rapid Bucureşti 0-1 Legia Warszawa
Maciej Skorża's team moved clear into second position in Group C thanks to Miroslav Radović's header with 17 minutes remaining.
Legia raid Rapid for maximum points
Miroslav Radović salutes the Legia supporters in Bucharest ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Rapid BucureştiLegia

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
5
Corners6
 
3
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
23
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 22.55CET

Legia raid Rapid for maximum points

FC Rapid Bucureşti 0-1 Legia Warszawa
Maciej Skorża's team moved clear into second position in Group C thanks to Miroslav Radović's header with 17 minutes remaining.

Legia Warszawa took sole command of second spot in UEFA Europa League Group C with a 1-0 win at FC Rapid Bucureşti.

Forty years and a day since the sides' last meeting in Romania, a UEFA Cup second round encounter won 4-0 by Rapid, Legia gained long overdue revenge. Full of endeavour but short on precision in the final third, the duo – who will have to wait just a fortnight to face each other once more – were separated by Miroslav Radović's 73rd-minute header.

Level on three points at the start of play, Legia and Rapid swiftly appeared an equal match. Seven minutes in, however, the visitors should have seized the initiative, Radović sneaking in behind the Rapid defence only to shoot too close to Dănuţ Coman.

Reprieved, Răzvan Lucescu's team would have capitalised had they not been let down twice by the finishing of Nicolae Grigore, who headed away from goal when in sight of the whites of Dušan Kuciak's eyes before failing to make sufficient contact with Ovidiu Herea's inadvertent cross.

If the opening period had offered signs of hope, the second half was littered with ifs, buts and maybes. Sent beyond Rapid's back line, Maciej Rybus would have had a clear path to goal had his first touch not been so lax, while, for the hosts, all three points could have been theirs if their final ball had proved as polished as their build-up play.

Then came the moment of precision the game had been lacking. Rybus delivered a teasing, inswinging free-kick, and Radović turned a deft, perfectly timed header into the roof of Kuciak's net. It appeared certain to be enough until, with two minutes left, Rapid threatened again, only to fail once more to apply a finishing touch when Sabrin Sburlea was denied from close range.

Last updated: 22/10/11 0.11CET

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Lineups

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

legia

Legia

1
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
12
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
2
Rui DuarteRui Duarte
2
JędrzejczykArtur Jędrzejczyk
4
Marcos AntónioMarcos António (C)
5
GolJanusz Gol
Substitution63
5
AlexaDan Alexa
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
7
DeacCiprian Deac
14
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
Yellow Card49
Substitution81
8
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
Substitution81
16
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
10
HereaOvidiu Herea
Substitution88
17
KomorowskiMarcin Komorowski
11
PancuDaniel Pancu
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak (C)
14
RomanMihai Roman
Substitution27
28
LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
16
BurcăOvidiu Burcă
31
RybusMaciej Rybus
Substitution90
19
V. BožovićVladimir Božović
32
RadovićMiroslav Radović
Goal73

Substitutes

89
StratonCatalin Straton (GK)
84
SkabaWojciech Skaba (GK)
3
EzequiasEzequias
9
ManúManú
Substitution63
9
CássioCássio
Substitution88
15
Iñaki AstizIñaki Astiz
15
OroșCristian Oroș
18
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
20
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
25
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
Substitution81
21
SburleaSabrin Sburlea
Substitution81
27
WolskiRafał Wolski
80
Filipe TeixeiraFilipe Teixeira
Substitution27
33
ŻyroMichał Żyro
Substitution90

Coach

Răzvan Lucescu (ROU) Maciej Skorża (POL)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Assistant referees

Juan Yuste (ESP), Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP)

Fourth official

José Gonzalez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Gómez (ESP), César Muñiz (ESP)

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