Football: Champions League disappointment for Legia Warsaw
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Poland’s Legia Warsaw has been knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers.
Jose Kante (right) of Legia falls over Martin Chudy (left) of Spartak Trnava during the Champions League qualifier. Photo: EPA/JAKUB GAVLAK
The Polish football champions on Tuesday beat Spartak Trnava 1-0 away, but the score was not enough to make up for their 0-2 defeat at home by the Slovak side last month.
Legia’s only goal in the second leg on Tuesday came from their Spanish defender Inaki Astiz in the 63rd minute.
The Warsaw side will now play in the lower Europa League with a bye into the third round of qualifiers, which take place on August 9 and 16.
Legia moved on to the second round of Champions League qualifiers after eliminating Irish side Cork City last month.
Legia in May won the Polish premier league championship for the third time in a row.
The Polish side qualified for the group stage of the 2016/2017 Champions League and drew 3-3 with Spain's Real Madrid in November 2016.
Legia later that month lost 4-8 to German side Borussia Dortmund in the highest scoring match in Champions League history.