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Legia beat Apollon for first group stage win

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.00CET
Apollon Limassol FC 0-2 Legia Warszawa
Polish side earn their first points of the group stage but finish bottom of Group J with comfortable win in Cyprus
Legia beat Apollon for first group stage win
Legia recorded their first win of the group stage at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia ©Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.00CET

Legia beat Apollon for first group stage win

Apollon Limassol FC 0-2 Legia Warszawa
Polish side earn their first points of the group stage but finish bottom of Group J with comfortable win in Cyprus

Legia Warszawa celebrated their first win of the group stage this season, prevailing 2-0 at Apollon Limassol FC, but still finish bottom of Group J behind their Cypriot opponents.

Tomasz Jodłowiec headed Legia into an early lead before Tomasz Brzyski extended their advantage with a brilliant free-kick after the break. Both teams were reduced to ten men when Bartosz Bereszyński and Gaston Sangoy were sent off in the second half, but the visitors held on to sign off their UEFA Europa League campaign with a win.

The visitors were in danger of becoming the first team ever to end a group stage goalless but Jodłowiec saved their blushes after just eight minutes. The defender rose highest to meet Brzyski's corner and powered a fine header past Bruno Vale. They could have doubled their lead soon after but the Apollon keeper did brilliantly to save Vladimer Dvalishvili's first-time effort from close range with his legs.

Apollon managed just one attempt on goal in the first period, but soon after half-time Sangoy's fierce angled drive forced a good save from Dušan Kuciak. Just as the hosts began to show some attacking intent Brzyski doubled Legia's lead with a curling free kick from distance that left Bruno Vale with no chance.

Sangoy was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Jakub Rzeźniczak but there was to be no numerical advantage as Legia's Bereszyński was immediately shown his marching orders for violent conduct. Jodłowiec came close to heading a second goal from a deep free-kick but following the 69th minute dismissals neither side could take control of the game allowing Legia to become the first Polish side to win a game in Cyprus.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.06CET

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Lineups

apollon

Apollon

legia

Legia

83
Bruno ValeBruno Vale (GK)
12
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
6
GullónMarcos Gullón
2
Dossa JúniorDossa Júnior
9
RobertoRoberto
Yellow Card38
3
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
Goal8
10
SangoyGaston Sangoy
Yellow Card37
Red Card69
7
OjamaaHenrik Ojamaa
Substitution87
13
Rojas MenaDavid Rojas Mena
13
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
16
MerkisGiorgos Merkis (C)
17
BrzyskiTomasz Brzyski
Goal63
Substitution79
18
DãnãnaeOvidiu Dãnãnae
18
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
20
RobertBertrand Robert
19
BereszyńskiBartosz Bereszyński
Red Card69
21
CataláJosé Catalá
Substitution62
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
Substitution71
26
PapoulisFotis Papoulis
Substitution23
25
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak (C)
48
KyriakouCharis Kyriakou
Substitution70
37
FurmanDominik Furman

Substitutes

23
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
84
SkabaWojciech Skaba (GK)
11
KonstantinouAlex Konstantinou
14
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
Substitution79
12
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
Substitution23
15
Iñaki AstizIñaki Astiz
Substitution71
14
MeriemCamel Meriem
Substitution70
27
MikitaPatryk Mikita
Substitution87
Yellow Card90
19
AbrahamGuie Gneki Abraham
28
BroźŁukasz Broź
27
AngeliAngelis Angeli
Substitution62
77
Raphael AugustoRaphael Augusto
88
VasiliouGeorgios Vasiliou

Coach

Christos Christoforou (CYP) Jan Urban (POL)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Assistant referees

Alain Hoxha (AUT), Matthias Winsauer (AUT)

Fourth official

Roland Brandner (AUT)

Additional assistant referees

Harald Lechner (AUT), Rene Eisner (AUT)

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