Polish Legia will file an appeal against the decision of the Union of European football associations (UEFA), eliminating the team from the Champions League for the field disqualified player. About it informed on Sunday the club at a press conference in the Polish capital.
According to co-owner of the team Dariusz Matuskova, the punishment is not commensurate with the violation. He wants to observe the process in the Arbitration court in Lausanne,» to apply to each case and to reverse this decision.» However, I am a realist and understand that it will not be easy. We don’t have thousands of friends in UEFA,» said Medeski.
during the press conference, the club pointed out that the responsibility for entering the field disqualified player carry four people, for example, the sports Director.
Legia won two (4: 1 at home and 2: 0 in a) above, Scottish, Celtic and was released in the play-off round of the Champions League qualification. However, in the last game, which took place in Glasgow, the Polish Player protection Bartosz Berezinski played the last two minutes. He had no right to participate in the game, because last season was disqualified for 3 meetings of the European Cup for the destruction in the game with Cyprus ‘Limassol».
The player missed two games in the second qualifying round of the Champions League, where Legia took precedence over Irish «St. Patrick» (1: 1 at home and 5: 0) and the 1st meeting with Celtic. However, disqualifications in the match phase of the second qualifying round Berezinski had no right. So, the Scottish club was awarded the victory with the score 3: 0. In the first meeting Celtic lost 1: 4, but due to a goal scored in the away, then passed on.» Lehi will continue performance in the Europa League.
before the local media stated that» Lehi «appealed to UEFA with a request to conduct additional leg of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League with Celtic.
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