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Legia maintain perfect start with Metalist scalp

Published: Wednesday 22 October 2014, 20.08CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv 0-1 Legia Warszawa
Ondrej Duda's first-half effort earned the Group L leaders their third straight 1-0 victory after both teams also missed a penalty in Ukraine.
Legia maintain perfect start with Metalist scalp
Ondrej Duda celebrates his first-half strike as Legia record a third victory in Group L ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

MetalistLegia

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)55
 
45
Total attempts11
 
10
on target3
 
4
off target4
 
6
blocked4
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
6
Offsides3
 
8
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
15
Fouls suffered13
 
13

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 26/06/2015 18:33 CET
Published: Wednesday 22 October 2014, 20.08CET

Legia maintain perfect start with Metalist scalp

FC Metalist Kharkiv 0-1 Legia Warszawa
Ondrej Duda's first-half effort earned the Group L leaders their third straight 1-0 victory after both teams also missed a penalty in Ukraine.

• Ondrej Duda scores only goal as both sides miss spot kicks in second half
• Legia top of Group L after third consecutive 1-0 success
• Polish champions have won five of last six European away games
• Metalist captain Edmar makes 50th UEFA club competition appearance
• Next matches: Lokeren v Trabzonspor, Legia v Metalist (6 November)

Ondrej Duda's first-half strike in Kyiv proved enough to see off FC Metalist Kharkiv as Legia Warszawa extended their perfect Group L record with a third consecutive 1-0 win.

The hosts, who had not conceded in two previous meetings with Polish opponents, fell behind after 28 minutes to a wonderful goal from the Slovak midfielder as Henning Berg's team made the perfect start. Duda evaded two challenges before finishing in style after collecting a pass from Michał Kucharczyk.

Legia, who had already won twice as many matches as they did in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage prior to kick-off, had the first opportunity through Orlando Sá but the forward fired wide in the 17th minute.

Seven minutes later, the Ukrainian side responded with a shot from distance from Oleg Krasnopyorov. Jajá also saw his left-footed effort blocked inside the box as Metalist threatened to take the lead but it would be the the visitors – and Duda – that made the breakthrough moments later.

Sá missed the chance to double the advantage six minutes from the interval, failing to connect with a pull-back from Jakub Kosecki. The Legia attacker also blazed across the face of goal as the Ekstraklasa champions dominated the early exchanges of the second half.

Visiting captain Ivica Vrdoljak wasted the invitation to seal victory on 52 minutes, his spot kick being superbly saved by Olexandr Goryainov after Ayila Yussuf handled in the area. Igor Rakhaiev's team then squandered their opportunity to level from the spot when Jajá's tame penalty was kept out by Dušan Kuciak. Kosecki was also off target in added time when clean through but Legia were able to hold on for another narrow win.

Last updated: 03/06/15 2.34CET

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Lineups

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Metalist

legia

Legia

29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK)
12
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
3
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
6
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
6
GuilhermeGuilherme
7
BolbatSerhiy Bolbat
Yellow Card36
8
DudaOndrej Duda
Goal28
Yellow Card84
8
EdmarEdmar (C)
Yellow Card82
15
Iñaki AstizIñaki Astiz
14
HomenyukVolodymyr Homenyuk
18
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
Yellow Card59
Substitution61
20
KoseckiJakub Kosecki
19
Chaco TorresChaco Torres
Yellow Card36
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak (C)
Penalty52
24
YussufAyila Yussuf
Substitution75
25
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
32
KrasnopyorovOleg Krasnopyorov
Substitution57
28
BroźŁukasz Broź
50
JajáJajá
Penalty69
70
Orlando SáOrlando Sá
Substitution81

Substitutes

81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
91
JałochaKonrad Jałocha (GK)
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Substitution75
4
LewczukIgor Lewczuk
22
KulakovDenys Kulakov
Substitution61
5
WieteskaMateusz Wieteska
43
TkachukYuriy Tkachuk
9
SaganowskiMarek Saganowski
Substitution81
46
RadchenkoArtem Radchenko
14
SzwochMateusz Szwoch
77
KobinVasyl Kobin
Substitution57
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
82
RebenokPavlo Rebenok
76
KalinkowskiBartłomiej Kalinkowski

Coach

Igor Rakhayev (UKR) Henning Berg (NOR)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)

Fourth official

Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)

Additional assistant referees

Sergejus Slyva (LTU), Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)

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