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UCL: Legia Collect First Leg Win Away in Ireland

Michal Kucharczyk celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against Cork City FC / Legia.com
UCL: Legia Collect First Leg Win Away in Ireland

CORK, Ireland. July 10 (PSN) – Legia Warsaw took part of the first leg of the first round of UEFA Champions League qualifying on Tuesday and won its away trip.

Final score: Cork City FC – Legia Warsaw 0:1

Michal Kucharczyk scored the lone goal that gave the Legion the win with a long distance strike beating Cork’s Peter Cherrie from outside the penalty box.

Despite losing, it was Cork City which looked like the better side for most of the match. The team had the first attempt on goal as well, with Legia goalkeeper Arkadiusz Malarz forced to make a big save from a dangerous shooting effort by Karl Sheppard in the 14th minute.

Legia’s only shot on target in the first half came from newly obtained striker Jose Kante in the 28th minute. The Guinea international received a great pass through to the Irish penalty area which allowed him to go on a breakaway. However, Cherrie positioned himself well and saved the one-on-one opportunity.

Dean Klafuric’s team did liven up a little after the half, but other than Kucharczyk’s game winner it wasn’t enough to increase their scoreline.

The revenge second leg will be played on July 17 in Warsaw.

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Cork City FC – Legia Warsaw 0:1 (0:0)
Goals: Kucharczyk 79′

Yellow carded: McCormack, McNamee, Buckley
Referee: Radu Marian Petrescu (Romania) Attendance: 5795

Cork City: 13. Peter Cherrie – 21. Conor McCarthy (61, 10. Steven Beattie), 17. Damien Delaney, 29. Sean McLoughlin, 20. Shane Griffin – 7. Jimmy Keohane, 6. Gearóid Morrissey (52, 9. Graham Cummins), 8. Conor McCormack, 26. Garry Buckley, 25. Barry McNamee (82, 11. Kieran Sadlier) – 19. Karl Sheppard

Legia: 1. Arkadiusz Malarz – 44. William Rémy, 34. Iñaki Astiz, 4. Mateusz Wieteska – 20. Marko Vešović, 26. Cafú, 29. Krzysztof Mączyński, 53. Sebastian Szymański (76, 21. Dominik Nagy), 18. Michał Kucharczyk – 22. Kasper Hämäläinen (82, 99. Sandro Kulenović), 19. José Kanté (76, 14. Adam Hloušek)

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