Legia’s Turkish DelightBy: Marcus | August 1st, 2011
Hardly a classic performance by Warsaw’s biggest team but a 1-0 away win in Turkey against Gaziantepspor puts Legia in a strong position as they prepare for the second leg on Thursday.
The Legion withheld a heavy assault by Gaziantepspor in the first half who finished fourth in Turkey’s Super Lig last season ahead of Beşiktaş. Biding their time and defending well, Legia waited for their opportunity to arise and shortly after half-time Miroslav Radovic received a perfectly timed through ball and made no mistake at all slotting it past the keeper.
After this Legia looked more confident and their under-pressure manager Maciej Skorża will be feeling a little more positive about his position.
Meanwhile Śląsk Wrocław only managed a 0-0 home draw against Bulgaria’s fourth best side Lokomotiv Sofia and will need a strong performance in the Bulgarian capital on Thursday if they are to make it through to the next round.