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LEGIA IN EUROPA STORM

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CELTIC’S old European foes Legia Warsaw were involved in new controversy last night.
Crowd trouble caused the Polish side’s Europa League qualifier against Kukesi in Albania to be abandoned.

Legia had just taken a 2-1 lead in the first leg of the third qualifying round tie when their player Ondrej Duda was hit by a stone thrown from the stand.

Play was immediately suspended as Duda was taken off the field on a stretcher and had his head bandaged, but he was soon back on his feet and even changed his bloodied shirt in anticipation of a restart which never came.

A post on Legia’s official Twitter account read: “The game in Tirana is suspended. Ondrej Duda was hit with a stone by Kukesi fans…”

Ten minutes later, they added: “Official: the FK Kukesi – Legia game is ended. It will be probably declared forfeit, as Duda was hit with a stone by Albanian fans.”

No announcement has been made on the subject by UEFA.

It is the second consecutive season that Legia’s European participation has been marked by controversy.

They were booted out of last season’s Champions League campaign for fielding an ineligible player during a 6-1 aggregate win over Ronny Deila’s team.

 
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