UEL: Legia, Lech and Jagiellonia Knocked Out from Europe

Legia Warsaw were unable to overturn Dudelange's aggregate lead and were the first Ekstraklasa club to be eliminated from Europe / Legia.com
UEL: Legia, Lech and Jagiellonia Knocked Out from Europe

DUDELANGE, Luxembourg. August 16 (PSN) – Legia Warsaw, Lech Poznan and Jagiellonia Bialystok each took part of the second leg of the third round of UEFA Europa League qualifiers on Thursday. All three clubs were eliminated after failing to overcome their first leg losses.

Legia were the first to be eliminated from Europe, failing to score enough goals which would had seen them otherwise advance to the next round. Ricardo Sa Pinto’s debut in the role of Legia’s coach was not a positive one, as the Polish capital team only drew 2:2 away with F91 Dudelange. Legia needed to win by a good margin over F91 in Luxembourg, but only managed to muster up two goals from Jose Kante in order to equalize after conceding two goals themselves  – the result of some suspect defending in the first half.


F91 Dudelange – Legia Warsaw 2:2 (2:0)
Goals: Stumpf 7′, Cruz 17′ – Kanté 33′, 86′

Yellow carded: Malget, Kruska, Jordanov – Kanté
Red carded: Michał Kucharczyk (post-game)
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria) Attendance: 2500

Dudelange: 1. Jonathan Joubert – 24. Edisson Jordanov, 4. Kevin Malget, 26. Jerry Prempeh, 39. Aniss El Hriti – 10. Dominik Stolz (90, 9. Danel Sinani), 6. Marc-André Kruska (79, 27. Bryan Mélisse), 22. Stélvio Cruz, 14. Clément Couturier – 77. David Turpel, 21. Patrick Stumpf (75, 3. Milan Biševac)

Legia: 1. Arkadiusz Malarz – 4. Mateusz Wieteska, 6. Chris Philipps (46, 53. Sebastian Szymański), 2. Michał Pazdan, 14. Adam Hloušek – 18. Michał Kucharczyk, 29. Krzysztof Mączyński (77, 9. Eduardo), 26. Cafú, 21. Dominik Nagy (69, 22. Kasper Hämäläinen) – 27. Carlitos, 19. José Kanté

Lech Poznan were unable to make up for their first leg loss, as they once fell 1:2 to KRC Genk in Poznan. Goals by Mbwany Samatty and Leandro Trossard from the penalty spot at the beginning of the second half kept Genks momentum intact and put Lech in a near impossible position. Tomasz Cywka answered the call for Lech in the 50th minute with a wonderful shot outside the penalty box and gave the Kolejorz some much needed confidence. However, that didn’t last for long as in the end Lech lost the strength to further threaten Genk.

Lech Poznań – KRC Genk 1:2 (0:1)
Goals: Cywka 50′ – Samatta 19′, Trossard 45′ (Pk)

Yellow carded: Jóźwiak – Malinowśkyj
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy) Attendance: 20 765

Lech: 1. Jasmin Burić – 26. Rafał Janicki, 4. Thomas Rogne (29, 28. Maciej Orłowski), 13. Nikola Vujadinović – 29. Kamil Jóźwiak, 25. Pedro Tiba, 19. Tomasz Cywka, 7. Maciej Gajos (78, 10. Darko Jevtić), 3. Vernon De Marco – 24. João Amaral, 32. Christian Gytkjær (73, 8. Paweł Tomczyk)

Genk: 1. Danny Vukovic – 31. Joakim Mæhle, 45. Joseph Aidoo, 6. Sébastien Dewaest, 21. Jere Uronen – 77. Dieumerci Ndongala, 25. Sander Berge, 18. Rusłan Malinowśkyj (74, 15. Ibrahima Seck), 24. Alejandro Pozuelo (60, 19. Jakub Piotrowski), 14. Leandro Trossard (61, 8. Edon Zhegrova) – 10. Mbwana Samatta

Jagiellonia Bialystok lost 1:3 away to Belgian side KAA Gent and was the last Polish club of the 2018/2019 season to be eliminated from Europe. Goals for the hosts were scored by Taiwo Awoniyi, Roman Yaremchuk and Jonathan David, while Jagiellonia’s only goal came from Martin Pospisil. After a poor start, Jagiellonia begun to truly play like themselves once Pospisil had equalized in the 58th minute. The game became an equal playing field and a second goal for Jaga looked like it could be a reality. However, a slip up in defense allowed Yaremchuk to capitalize and kill off any hopes Ireniusz Marmot’s side had to advance.

KAA Gent – Jagiellonia Białystok 3:1 (1:0)
Goals: Awoniyi 13′, Yaremchuk 84′, David 89′ – Pospíšil 58′

Yellow carded: Awoniyi, Asare, Andrijašević, Jaremczuk – Runje, Romanczuk
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)

Gent: 91. Lovre Kalinić – 32. Thomas Foket, 5. Ihor Płastun, 4. Sigurd Rosted, 21. Nana Asare – 11. Jean-Luc Dompé (79, 9. Stallone Limbombe), 8. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, 6. Birger Verstraete, 23. Franko Andrijašević (67, 17. Roman Yaremchuk), 7. Giorgi Czakwetadze – 14. Taïwo Awoniyi (77, 16. Jonathan David)

Jagiellonia: 25. Marián Kelemen – 8. Łukasz Burliga, 17. Ivan Runje, 5. Nemanja Mitrović, 12. Guilherme – 21. Przemysław Frankowski (85, 7. Jakub Wójcicki), 99. Bartosz Kwiecień (43, 18. Cillian Sheridan), 6. Taras Romanczuk, 26. Martin Pospíšil, 9. Arvydas Novikovas (81, 28. Karol Świderski) – 11. Roman Bezjak

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