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Legia Warsaw face ineligible player investigation

Legia Warsaw have announced they are under UEFA investigation for fielding an ineligible player against Celtic in the Champions League.

The Polish side emerged as 6-1 victors from their two-legged third qualifying round clash, and the investigation relates to the involvement of attacker Bartosz Bereszynski.

The 22-year-old came on as an 86th-minute substitute in Wednesday’s second leg, at which point Celtic required six goals to reach the play-off round.

UEFA are yet to make a public comment on the situation, but Legia announced the news in a statement on their website on Thursday.

“The club announces that, in connection with the Champions League third qualifying round second-leg match Celtic FC – Legia Warsaw, UEFA has opened an investigation into the participation of Bartosz Bereszynski,” it read.

“The club has prepared relevant information and explanations which will be sent to UEFA today. The result of the investigation will be announced immediately after its completion.”

Thu 7 August, 2014
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