Zorya 0 - 1 Legia. Only one step left to the UEL group stage!
Legia managed to storm off Zorya's fierce attacks after the first 30 minutes and then took control of the game. The end of the first half belonged to us, and the Ukrainians didn't concede only thanks to some miracle, when in the 44th minute Legia had four attempts on target in under 30 seconds! The half-time score was then 0-0, but our team continued to attack after the break, and in the 47th minute Michał Kucharczyk scored the opener. 1-0 in Kiev against Zorya was a good result, such that we would have accepted before the game without complains, but looking at the second half, we simply should have won higher. Kucharczyk could've doubled the score but his shot hit the post, while Guilherme's attempt hit the bar. Not to mention two penalty kicks that we should've been awarder after hand plays by the Ukrainians. The final result was then 1-0. Legia scored a crucial away goal, and with the Warsaw second leg to be played on August 27 we are the favourite to advance to the UEFA Europa League group stage for the third time in a row!
Zoria Luhansk 0 - 1 Legia Warsaw
Goals: Michał Kucharczyk 47'.
Yellow cards: Czajkowskyj, Ljubenović, Hordijenko, Siwakow - Guilherme, Jodłowiec.
Zoria Ługańsk: 30. Mykyta Szewczenko - 3. Michaił Siwakow, 5. Artem Hordijenko, 39. Jewhen Opanasenko, 44. Wjaczesław Czeczer - 4. Ihor Czajkowskyj (22. Zeljko Ljubenović, 46'), 6. Mykyta Kameniuka - 18. Rusłan Małynowskyj, 20. Ołeksandr Karawajew (10. Dżaba Lipartia, 70'), 34. Iwan Petriak (37. Dmytro Chomczenowskyj, 46') - 28. Pyłyp Budkiwskyj.
Subs: 91. Ihor Łewczenko, 16. Hryhorij Jarmasz, 8. Wjaczesław Tankowskyj, 22. Zeljko Ljubenović, 24. Dmytro Hreczyszkin, 37. Dmytro Chomczenowskyj, 10. Dżaba Lipartia.
Manager: Jurij Wernydub.
Legia Warsaw: 12. Dusan Kuciak - 19. Bartosz Bereszyński, 25. Jakub Rzeźniczak, 2. Michał Pazdan, 17. Tomasz Brzyski - 6. Guilherme, 37. Dominik Furman, 3. Tomasz Jodłowiec, 18. Michał Kucharczyk - 99. Aleksandar Prijović (8. Ondrej Duda, 75'), 11. Nemanja Nikolić (9. Marek Saganowski, 89').
Subs: 1. Arkadiusz Malarz, 4. Igor Lewczuk, 28. Łukasz Broź, 8. Ondrej Duda, 20. Ivan Trickovski, 47. Rafał Makowski, 9. Marek Saganowski.
Manager: Henning Berg.