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EL: Poor Start for Polish Clubs

Lech were again unconvincing in their offense / Adam Ciereszko / Lech Poznan
EL: Poor Start for Polish Clubs

POZNAN, Poland. September 17 (PSN) – Both Legia Warsaw and Lech Poznan took part in the UEFA Europa League group stage match day on Thursday.

Legia were defeated away 1:0 to Midtjylland, while Lech drew 0:0 at home to Belenenses.

Legia Warsaw poorly started their campaign in the UEFA Europa League group stage. In their first game the Polish runners-up lost away against Danish side FC Midtjylland 0:1 (0:0). The only goal of the match was an own goal, which was scored by a rebound off Michal Kucharczyk from a Jakob Poulsen free kick.

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FC Midtjylland – Legia Warsaw 1:0 (0:0)
Goal: Kucharczyk 60′ (OG)

Yellow carded: Rasmussen, Poulsen – Guilherme, Furman, Kuciak
Red carded: Dominik Furman (88)
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey) Attendance: 6798

Midtjylland: 31. Mikkel Andersen – 32. Kristian Bach Bak, 2. Kian Hansen, 4. Erik Sviatchenko, 70. Filip Novák – 27. Pione Sisto (81, 33. Paul Onuachu), 7. Jakob Poulsen, 3. Tim Sparv, 8. Petter Andersson (46, 17. Kristoffer Olsson), 77. Daniel Royer – 9. Morten Rasmussen (89, 10. Martin Pušić)

Legia: 12. Dušan Kuciak – 19. Bartosz Bereszyński, 25. Jakub Rzeźniczak, 4. Igor Lewczuk, 17. Tomasz Brzyski – 6. Guilherme, 37. Dominik Furman, 23. Stojan Vranješ (82, 47. Rafał Makowski), 99. Aleksandar Prijović, 18. Michał Kucharczyk (74, 20. Ivan Tričkovski) – 11. Nemanja Nikolić

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In the first round match of the UEFA Europa League group stage Lech Poznan were held to a goalless draw at home with C.F. Os Belenenses. The Portuguese club were the more threatening side having almost scored a few times. In the first half they hit the cross bar and later in the second hit the post.

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Lech Poznań – C.F. Os Belenenses 0:0

Yellow carded: Dudka, Ceesay, Kádár – João Amorim
Referee: Serhij Bojko (Ukraine) Attendance: 7934

Lech: 1. Jasmin Burić – 21. Kebba Ceesay, 23. Paulus Arajuuri, 35. Marcin Kamiński, 5. Tamás Kádár – 11. Gergő Lovrencsics (68, 8. Szymon Pawłowski), 15. Dariusz Dudka, 6. Łukasz Trałka (46, 7. Karol Linetty), 24. Dawid Kownacki (60, 19. Kasper Hämäläinen), 28. Dariusz Formella – 18. Denis Thomalla

Belenenses: 24. Hugo Ventura – 2. João Amorim, 4. Tonel, 28. Gonçalo Brandão, 19. André Geraldes – 17. Fábio Sturgeon (63, 12. Kuca), 6. Rúben Pinto, 8. André Sousa (81, 18. Ricardo Dias), 22. Carlos Martins (89, 14. Dálcio Gomes), 7. Miguel Rosa – 99. Luís Leal

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