CELTIC’S old European foes Legia Warsaw fear being kicked out of the Champions League after their fans were once again involved in violence.

Polish hooligans clashed with Spanish police before Tuesday night’s 5-1 defeat against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Stadium.mqdefault

Twelve people were injured in the Madrid skirkishes, including three policemen, and 13 visiting fans were detained.
Earlier this season, the Polish champions were hammered 5-1 at home by Borussia Dortmund and some supporters were involved in violent confrontations with police outside the stadium.

Legia have already been fined for those incidents and when Critiano and Co visit on November 2, they will be playing in an empty stadium in Warsaw.

That will be the fourth time they have been ordered to play behind closed doors following three punishments in the Europa League since 2013.

“There have been unofficial suggestions before the Real Madrid game that any offence could result in excluding us from European competitions,” said Seweryn Dmowski, Legia’s public and media relations director.

“We did not receive any official letter from the UEFA, but behaviour of their delegates suggests it is possible.”

Legia are the first Polish team to play in the Champions League in 20 years, but their campaign has been marred by poor results and crowd trouble during two of the three games they have played.
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