CL Q2
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 16, 2014
Venue: Polish Army Stadium
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Miroslav Radovic 90' + 1' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 39'
- Christy Fagan 39'



Champions League: Legia Warsaw 1 - 1 St Pats

Wed, Jul 16 2014

Credit: Gareth O'Reilly

With 90 minutes gone it appeared St Patrick's Athletic were on the brink of pulling off a European upset after a Christy Fagan first half goal. However it wasn't to be as a late injury time goal from Miroslav Radovic secured a share of the spoils for the Polish champions.

 

The game started slow and it took until the 25 minutes for either side to create a real chance of note.

 

The chance fell to Legia as Pats had a real let off at the back, Brendan Clarke left his goal line to punch clear a cross. However the keeper failed to get anywhere near the ball but luckily for him the ball was successfully scooped clear to safety.

 

Just seconds later down the other end, Killian Brennan cut in onto his left foot before smashing an effort towards the top corner that had Kuciak at full stretch in order to deny the current SSE Airtricity League Champions a shock lead.

 

Ten minutes later the game really came to life as Chris Forrester attempted to chip the ball over Kuciak after the goalkeeper had gifted the ball to the Pats attacker 30 yards out from goal.

 

Just one minute later the goal arrived for the Saints as Forrester played in Birmingham who in turn slid the ball across the box to Fagan. The lone front man simply tapped home to send the travelling Pats supporters into dream world.

 

Only three minutes later Fagan should have put the Inchicore men two in front as Brennan delivered an inch perfect through ball. The pass found Fagan who shot past the keeper only to see his effort cleared off the line at the last second.

 

Then in injury time of the first half Brendan Clarke was lucky to stay on the pitch after he fouled Saganowski on the edge of the box. Pinto then stepped up to cannon a free kick off the Irish keeper's bar with the shot stopper well beaten.

 

Pats struggled to continue where they left off from in the first half and ended up conceding a number of free kick's in dangerous positions with one of those set plays leading to Thomasz Brzyski curling an effort just wide of Clarke's goal frame.

 

Pats despite struggling for much of the second half almost went further in front with a well worked move on 78 minutes. Birmingham's ball in caused havoc with three efforts by Pats players failing to find their way past the back four of Legia.

 

Just two minutes later Rzezniczak played the ball along the ground to Saganowski who had the easiest of tasks to tap the ball into the net from 5 yards out. However by some miracle Clarke managed to save the shot with his dangling feet, although I'm not sure that the Saints number one knew too much about it.

 

Pats were so close to recording a famous victory over Legia Warsaw only for Miroslav Radovic to break through the defence in stoppage time to smash past Brendan Clarke and put a dampener on the Irish celebrations.

 

That was how it finished on a historic night for Irish football as the current SSE Airtricity League champions did the entire League of Ireland proud. The Saints should now have little to fear for the return leg in Tallaght Stadium.

 

 

Legia Warsaw: Dusan Kuciak, ?ukasz Bro?, Jakub Rze?niczak, Inaki Astiz, Tomasz Brzyski; Micha? ?yro, Tomasz Jod?owiec, Helio Pinto (Ivica Vrdoliak 65), Jakub Kosecki (Ondrej Duda 77); Miroslav Radovi?, Orlando Sa (Marek Saganowski 16).

Subs Not Used: Konrad Jalocha, Igor Lewczuk, Arkadiusz Piech, Adam Ryckowski

Yellow Cards: Ondrej Duda (90)

 

St Patrick's Athletic: Brendan Clarke, Ger O'Brien, Ken Oman, Kenny Browne, Ian Birmingham; Conan Byrne, Greg Bolger, Keith Fahey, Killian Brennan (James Chambers 76), Chris Forrester (Mark Quigley 49); Christy Fagan (Lee Lynch 84).

Subs Not Used: Rene Gilmartin, Derek Foran, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Daryl Kavanagh

Yellow Cards: Brendan Clarke (45+1), Ken Oman (46)

 

Referee: Marius Avram (Romania)

Attendance: 17,000 (estimate)

 



Legia Warsaw
Dusan Kuciak
Goalkeeper
Tomasz Brzyski
Defender
Lukasz Broz
Defender
Inaki Astiz
Defender
Jakub Rzezniczak
Defender
Helio Pinto
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Midfielder
Jakub Kosecki
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Tomasz Jodlowiec
Midfielder
Michal Zyro
Midfielder
Miroslav Radovic
90Scored: 90'
Forward
Orlando Sa
16'
16Subbed Off: 16'
Forward

Substitutes
Arkadiusz Piech
Forward
Igor Lewczuk
Defender
Konrad Jalocha
Goalkeeper
Ondrej Duda
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
90Booked: 90'
Midfield
Adam Ryczkowski
Forward
Marek Saganowski
16'
16Subbed On: 16'
Forward
Ivica Vrdoljak
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Midfield
St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
45Booked: 45'
Ken Oman
Defender
46Booked: 46'
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Chris Forrester
Midfielder 49'
49Subbed Off: 49'
Keith Fahey
Midfielder
Conan Byrne
Midfielder
Killian Brennan
Midfielder 76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Christy Fagan
Forward
39Scored: 39'
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'

Substitutes
Mark Quigley
Forward
49Subbed On: 49'
49'
Lee-J Lynch
Midfield
84Subbed On: 84'
84'
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward
Rene Gilmartin
Goalkeeper
Derek Foran
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
James Chambers
Midfield
76Subbed On: 76'
76'


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