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Sporting leave it late to deny Legia

Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 21.10CET
Legia Warszawa 2-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal
André Santos came off the bench to score a delightful 88th-minute effort that gives the Portuguese outfit the edge going into next week's return.
by Piotr Koźmiński
from Stadion Wojska Polskiego

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Match statistics

LegiaSporting

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners8
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed24
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 21.10CET

Sporting leave it late to deny Legia

Legia Warszawa 2-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal
André Santos came off the bench to score a delightful 88th-minute effort that gives the Portuguese outfit the edge going into next week's return.

Sporting Clube de Portugal denied Legia Warszawa victory in their UEFA Europa League first-leg after André Santos came off the bench to score a delightful goal two minutes from time.

Legia forged ahead midway through the first half when Jakub Wawrzyniak poked the ball between Rui Patrício's legs after the hosts failed to deal with a set piece. Daniel Carriço came off the bench to head Sporting level on the hour but the Polish side restored their lead courtesy of Janusz Gol's first goal of the competition. However, just as Maciej Skorża's charges seemed destined for a first-leg victory, Santos produced a wonderful curling effort to ensure Ricardo Sá Pinto avoided defeat in his first game in charge.

After a slow start, the match sprung into life when the visitors failed to clear a Maciej Rybus free-kick and Wawrzyniak made no mistake from close range. Danijel Ljuboja spurned a great chance to double the Polish side's advantage straight after the break and substitute Carriço made him pay, heading in Matías Fernández's free-kick to equalise on 60 minutes.

Sporting were buoyed by their goal but, against the run of play, Legia restored their lead as Rafał Wolski broke the offside trap and found Gol for the simplest of finishes. However, the hosts were denied by André Santos, who found the top-left corner with the outside of his right boot to ensure Sporting go into the second leg on 23 February with an away-goals advantage.

Last updated: 05/12/12 8.24CET

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Lineups

legia

Legia

sporting

Sporting

12
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
2
JędrzejczykArtur Jędrzejczyk
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
5
GolJanusz Gol
Goal79
5
OnyewuOguchi Onyewu
Yellow Card45
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars
Substitution46
14
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
Goal37
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
Yellow Card45
17
KomorowskiMarcin Komorowski
10
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
Substitution46
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak (C)
Yellow Card90+2
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
25
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
Substitution71
18
CarrilloAndré Carrillo
Substitution74
28
LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
Substitution82
21
RinaudoFabián Rinaudo
31
RybusMaciej Rybus
Substitution61
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira (C)
33
ŻyroMichał Żyro
48
InsuaEmiliano Insua
Yellow Card86

Substitutes

84
SkabaWojciech Skaba (GK)
12
MarceloMarcelo (GK)
7
HubníkMichael Hubník
Substitution82
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
Substitution46
Goal60
11
KiełbowiczTomasz Kiełbowicz
6
EvaldoEvaldo
15
Iñaki AstizIñaki Astiz
25
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
Substitution46
18
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
26
André SantosAndré Santos
Substitution74
Goal88
20
KoseckiJakub Kosecki
Substitution61
Yellow Card81
32
RibasSebastian Ribas
27
WolskiRafał Wolski
Substitution71
93
XandãoXandão

Coach

Maciej Skorża (POL) Ricardo Sá Pinto (POR)

Referee

Matej Jug (SVN)

Assistant referees

Marko Stančin (SVN), Matej Žunič (SVN)

Fourth official

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Dragoslav Perič (SVN), Davor Drecnik (SVN)

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