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Radović helps send Legia into round of 32

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 20.55CET
Legia Warszawa 3-1 FC Rapid Bucureşti
Aided by the first-half dismissal of Dan Alexa, the hosts ensured their place in the round of 32 despite finishing with ten men themselves.
Radović helps send Legia into round of 32
Miroslav Radović celebrates one of his two goals ©Cyfrasport

Match statistics

LegiaRapid Bucureşti

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
7
Corners8
 
10
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed21
 
13
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red cards1
 
1

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 20.55CET

Radović helps send Legia into round of 32

Legia Warszawa 3-1 FC Rapid Bucureşti
Aided by the first-half dismissal of Dan Alexa, the hosts ensured their place in the round of 32 despite finishing with ten men themselves.

Legia Warszawa are through to the round of 32 with two games to spare following a 3-1 win against FC Rapid Bucureşti.

Second in Group C after beating Rapid a fortnight previously, Legia received a further boost when Dan Alexa was shown a 26th-minute red card. They then broke the deadlock nine minutes into the second half through Miroslav Radović, and the scorer of the winner in Bucharest found the net again after Filipe Teixeira's equaliser. Janusz Gol was sent off for the hosts with ten minutes left, but Legia still managed to add a late third from Michał Kucharczyk.

Predictably, Legia, who had scored all four of their group stage goals after half-time, did not start as strongly as they finished. Rapid were far more sprightly from the off but threatened only via a series of corners, Alexa's early back-post header their best chance.

However, the Rapid No5's dismissal for a second bookable offence halted his team's progress and gave Maciej Skorża's side a sniff. They created only one notable effort before the break, though, Danijel Ljuboja shooting wide after debutant keeper Virgil Draghia had been dispossessed on the outskirts of his penalty area.

Right on cue, nine minutes after the interval, Legia went in front, with Radović first to react after Artur Jędrzejczyk's header had come back off a post. Depleted and behind, Rapid showed admirable resolve and nearly drew level soon after, Vladimir Božović's volley skipping off the crossbar.

Two minutes later they did equalise, when Teixeira bent a shot into the corner having been deftly played into space by Ovidiu Herea. As swiftly as they had drawn level, however, Rapid were again in arrears, Radović the quickest to respond once more after Draghia had spilt Maciej Rybus's shot.

Gol's departure gave Rapid a glimmer of hope, but Răzvan Lucescu's charges were stung while looking for a second, Kucharczyk applying the finishing touch to a clinical counterattack.

Last updated: 05/11/11 0.12CET

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Lineups

legia

Legia

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

12
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
90
DrăghiaVirgil Drăghia (GK)
2
JędrzejczykArtur Jędrzejczyk
Yellow Card19
2
Rui DuarteRui Duarte
Yellow Card83
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
4
Marcos AntónioMarcos António (C)
14
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
5
AlexaDan Alexa
Yellow Card15
Red Card26
16
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
7
DeacCiprian Deac
17
KomorowskiMarcin Komorowski
9
CássioCássio
Substitution29
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak (C)
Yellow Card72
10
HereaOvidiu Herea
Substitution73
28
LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
16
BurcăOvidiu Burcă
31
RybusMaciej Rybus
Substitution86
19
V. BožovićVladimir Božović
Yellow Card26
32
RadovićMiroslav Radović
Goal54
Goal69
Substitution90+2
21
SburleaSabrin Sburlea
Substitution54
33
ŻyroMichał Żyro
Substitution63
80
Filipe TeixeiraFilipe Teixeira
Goal65

Substitutes

84
SkabaWojciech Skaba (GK)
89
StratonCatalin Straton (GK)
5
GolJanusz Gol
Substitution63
Yellow Card69
Red Card80
3
EzequiasEzequias
15
Iñaki AstizIñaki Astiz
8
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
Substitution29
Yellow Card42
18
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Substitution86
Goal90+4
11
PancuDaniel Pancu
Substitution73
25
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
15
OroşCristian Oroş
27
WolskiRafał Wolski
Substitution90+2
20
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
Substitution54
34
OhayonMoshe Ohayon
32
ApostolIulian Apostol

Coach

Maciej Skorża (POL) Răzvan Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Magnus Sjöblom (SWE), Mathias Klasenius (SWE)

Fourth official

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Lerjeus (SWE), Johan Hamlin (SWE)

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