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‘160,000 People Were Killed’ – Legia Warsaw Fans Keep It Light With Graphic Pre-Match Tifo About 1944 Uprising (Photo & Video)

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On Wednesday night, Legia Warsaw played Astana in a Champions League qualifier that just so happened to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

The Uprising began on 1st August 1944, as Polish civilians revolted in an attempt to free their city from Nazi occupation.

Big win for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League

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Borussia Dortmund scored eight goals in their Champions League win over Legia Warsaw to take the lead in Group F with a game remaining.

Champions League: Robbie Benson Scores Thumping Consolation Volley As Irish Side Dundalk Fall Just Short In Qualification Quest (Video)

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Alas, Dundalk fell just short in their quest to become the first ever Irish team to qualify for the Champions League proper after failing to overturn Legia Warsaw's aggregate lead in Tuesday evening's second leg encounter in Poland.

After losing the first leg of their play-off 2-0, Dundalk managed a perfectly respectable 1-1 draw at Legia's place the slim consolation being that they did score the goal of the night when Robbie Benson thumped in a magnificent early volley to open the scoring.

Europa League: Romanian Club Torment Opponents Legia Warsaw By Dressing Ballboys In Celtic Shirts (Photo)

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Romanian side FCBotosani came up against Legia Warsaw in the Europa League qualifying rounds last night and, knowing that the odds were stacked against them, attempted a subtle act of trolling in order to put their Polish opponents off their stride.

As you may recall, UEFA ejected Legia from last season's Champions League despite them pounding Celtic 6-1 on aggregate in the qualifying rounds afterthe Polish club unintentionally fielded an ineligibleplayer for the last four minutes of the second leg.

Bayern Munich

Dortmund crash to defeat at Frankfurt

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund were brought crashing to earth on Saturday following their record Champions League win with a 2-1 Bundesliga defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt, who went third in Germany's top flight.

It was a first defeat in 10 games for Dortmund and came hot on the heels of their 8-4 romp on Tuesday at home to Legia Warsaw a record score for a Champions League game.

Thursday Kickoff: Neymar, Godin, Barnsley and more

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Two of South America's biggest stars are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Neymar sued a Brazilian courtfor leaking information relatedto his tax evasion case in his home country. (REPORT)

Diego Godin suffered a sprain of ankle ligaments in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Lewandowski leads provisional Poland squad for Euro 2016

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Warsaw (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka on Thursday unveiled his provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2016 led by Robert Lewandowski, the top scorer with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Poland compete in their third straight European Championship in France from June 10 to July 10 where they are drawn in Group C alongside Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland.

Lewandowski leads provisional Poland squad for Euro 2016

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Warsaw (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka on Thursday unveiled his provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2016 led by Robert Lewandowski, the top scorer with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Poland compete in their third straight European Championship in France from June 10 to July 10 where they are drawn in Group C alongside Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland.

Real Madrid

Dortmund comeback king Reus hits hat-trick in Champions League record haul

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Germany winger Marco Reus claimed a hat-trick on his comeback as Borussia Dortmund hammered Legia Warsaw 8-4 on Tuesday in a record Champions League result which yielded seven first-half goals.

It was the first time a Champions League game has had a 5-2 half-time scoreline since Monaco ended up beating Deportivo de La Coruna 8-3 in November 2003.

Dortmund comeback king Reus hits hat-trick in Champions League record haul

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Germany winger Marco Reus claimed a hat-trick on his comeback as Borussia Dortmund hammered Legia Warsaw 8-4 on Tuesday in a record Champions League result which yielded seven first-half goals.

It was the first time a Champions League game has had a 5-2 half-time scoreline since Monaco ended up beating Deportivo de La Coruna 8-3 in November 2003.

Dortmund’s comeback king Reus hits hat-trick in Champions League record haul

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Marco Reus netted a hat-trick on his comeback as Borussia Dortmund hammered Legia Warsaw 8-4 on Tuesday in a record Champions League result which yielded seven first-half goals.

It was the first time a Champions League game has had a 5-2 half-time scoreline since Monaco ended up beating Deportivo de La Coruna 8-3 in November 2003.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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It's a jam-packed Tuesday of soccer as the UEFA Champions League and MLS playoffs resume.

The slate of Champions League action is highlighted by Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Sporting CP as Real Madrid tries to book its spot in the round of 16. Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund will try to pip Madrid to first place in Group F as the German side squares off with Legia Warsaw.

Bale blasts Real Madrid’s fastest Champions League goal

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Warsaw (AFP) Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid's fastest ever Champions League goal just 55 seconds into their trip to Legia Warsaw on Wednesday with a spectacular long-range volley into the top corner.

Bale celebrated in style just days after signing one of the most lucrative deals in the history of football to tie his future to the European champions until 2022.

Bale blasts Real Madrid’s fastest Champions League goal

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Warsaw (AFP) Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid's fastest ever Champions League goal just 55 seconds into their trip to Legia Warsaw on Wednesday with a spectacular long-range volley into the top corner.

Bale celebrated in style just days after signing one of the most lucrative deals in the history of football to tie his future to the European champions until 2022.

Ronaldo meets Polish boy he helped raise from coma

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Warsaw (AFP) Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was reunited with a 15-year-old Polish fan, who was awakened from a coma by listening to commentaries of the Portuguese's goals.

David Pawlaczycfell into a coma for three months after being hit by a car when riding his bike in 2013.

However, using an experimental technique to trigger memories in coma victims, Pawlaczyc was awakened by listening to commentaries of some of Ronaldo's most famous strikes for Madrid.

Ronaldo meets Polish boy he helped raise from coma

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Warsaw (AFP) Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was reunited with a 15-year-old Polish fan, who was awakened from a coma by listening to commentaries of the Portuguese's goals.

David Pawlaczycfell into a coma for three months after being hit by a car when riding his bike in 2013.

However, using an experimental technique to trigger memories in coma victims, Pawlaczyc was awakened by listening to commentaries of some of Ronaldo's most famous strikes for Madrid.

Centurion Zidane seeks more from unbeaten Madrid

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Warsaw (AFP) Zinedine Zidane takes charge of his 100th match as a coach when Real Madrid face Legia Warsaw behind closed doors in Poland on Wednesday seeking to seal their place in the Champions League last 16.

The holders haven't tasted defeat in any competition in 26 games since April as Zidane's first season as a senior coach ended in glorious fashion by winning Real's 11th European Cup.

Centurion Zidane seeks more from unbeaten Madrid

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Warsaw (AFP) Zinedine Zidane takes charge of his 100th match as a coach when Real Madrid face Legia Warsaw behind closed doors in Poland on Wednesday seeking to seal their place in the Champions League last 16.

The holders haven't tasted defeat in any competition in 26 games since April as Zidane's first season as a senior coach ended in glorious fashion by winning Real's 11th European Cup.

Seven injured as Polish fans clash with police in Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Five Polish fans and two police officers were injured after clashes before Tuesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw in the Spanish capital.

The clashes started as fans arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu before kick-off for the Group F game classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities.

Seven injured as Polish fans clash with police in Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Five Polish fans and two police officers were injured after clashes before Tuesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw in the Spanish capital.

The clashes started as fans arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu before kick-off for the Group F game classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities.

Real Madrid aim for goal fest as Champions League action resumes

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Paris (AFP) AFP Sports looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League action as champions Real Madrid go on the goal trail against minnows Legia Warsaw.

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Group E

At Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Tottenham (ENG)

Tottenham's surprise home defeat to Monaco on the opening day has put a spanner in the works in this group, putting both the English side and Leverkusen under pressure coming into their home-and-away series.

Real Madrid aim for goal fest as Champions League action resumes

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Paris (AFP) AFP Sports looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League action as champions Real Madrid go on the goal trail against minnows Legia Warsaw.

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Group E

At Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Tottenham (ENG)

Tottenham's surprise home defeat to Monaco on the opening day has put a spanner in the works in this group, putting both the English side and Leverkusen under pressure coming into their home-and-away series.

Legia Warsaw to host Real Madrid behind closed doors

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Lausanne (AFP) Legia Warsaw will play their next Champions League game against Real Madrid behind closed doors, European football's governing body UEFA ruled Thursday, following crowd trouble during their last home game.

The club was also fined 80,000 euros ($90,000) for the incidents which included racist behaviour and fighting among the home fans during the September 14 game in which Germany's Borussia Dortmund achieved their biggest European win 6-0.

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Preview

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The UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday, and Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund faces its toughest test yet.

After thumping Legia Warsaw, 6-0, in their Champions League opener, Borussia Dortmund returns to action on Tuesday against the reigning champions, Real Madrid. Pulisic provided an assist in the team's lopsided opening-match win, and could be in line for another appearance after earning the nod as a substitute over the weekend.

Arsenal

Arsenal boss tips inexperienced youngster to be ‘great’

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Arsene Wenger has moved to claim that Krystian Bielik has all the right attributes to become a great player for Arsenal. The Polish youngster joined from Legia Warsaw back in January 2015shortly after his 17th birthday, and has gone onto make two appearances in the senior team thus far. He has already been transitioned into [.

Arsenal targeting defender Gabriel Paulista after completing signing of Krystian Bielik

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Arsenal are expected to press ahead with their interest in Valencia centre-back Gabriel Paulista following the completion of a deal for teenage midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw.

However, the Gunners are likely to have to overcome a work permit hearing before the uncapped Brazilian would be allowed to play in England.

Arsenal targeting defender Gabriel Paulista after completing signing of Krystian Bielik

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Arsenal are expected to press ahead with their interest in Valencia centre-back Gabriel Paulista following the completion of a deal for teenage midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw.

However, the Gunners are likely to have to overcome a work permit hearing before the uncapped Brazilian would be allowed to play in England.

‘I am very happy,’ says Arsenal-bound Krystian Bielik

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Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik says he is "very happy" as his transfer to Arsenal nears completion. The Gunners have been...

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Deal Agreed: Krystian Bielik to undergo Arsenal medical tomorrow

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Arsenal have agreed a£2.5m transfer dealfor Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik, according to James Olly of The Evening Standard. Legia Warsaw has confirmed that Bielik will travel to London to undergo medical tomorrow.

Arsenal agree deal to sign Krystian Bielek, confirms Legia Warsaw president

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@Michal_Kolo @Arsenal ja tez potwierdzam;) ale warunki nie do konca takie;)) B(L)1916 (@BL_1916) January 15, 2015 Legia Warsaw president...

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Arsenal transfer fixer Dick Law meets Legia Warsaw to discuss Krystian Bielik deal

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Arsenal transfer negotiator Dick Law has today met Legia Warsaw officials to discuss a deal for young midfielder Krystian Bielik. We reported this...

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Arsenal send transfer fixer Dick Law to finalise Krystian Bielik

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Arsenal transfer fixer Dick Law has reportedly been dispatched to Poland to agree a deal for Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik. The Gunners...

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Arsenal close to signing Krystian Bielik, says agent

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Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik's agent says Arsenal are closing in on his signing. Cezary Kucharski is confident that the Gunners will...

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Arsenal have second bid rejected for Polish wonderkid Krystian Bielik

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Arsenal have reportedly had a second offer for Krystian Bielik turned down by Polish side Legia Warsaw. The Gunners have been strongly linked with...

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Arsenal have not approached us to sign Krystian Bielik, says Legia Warsaw president

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Legia Warsaw president Boguslaw Lesnodorski says his club have not been informed of Arsenal's interest in wonderkid Krystian Bielik. The...

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Arsenal linked with Legia Warsaw youngster Krystian Bielik

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Polish starlet Krystian Bielik is a £400,000 transfer target for Arsenal, according to reports. The 16-year-old Legia Warsaw midfielder has already...

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The Rest

Fire in pursuit of Nemanja Nikolic

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December has arrived and the transfer mill is beginning to gear up. A report from ESPNFC this morning tabbed the Fire as a suitor for Legia Warsaw striker Nemanja Nikolic. Sources have indicated to Fire Confidential that the club is indeed interested in Nikolic and is pursuing a move. As indicated in the original report, there are other teams interested in Nikolic as well.

Americans Abroad: Wednesday Preview

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The UEFA Champions League returns on Wednesday, and Fabian Johnson will look to lead the contingent of Americans Abroad into European action following a slight delay.

After seeing Tuesday's scheduled match postponed due to weather, Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach take on Manchester City in their group stage opener.

Bielik signs as Gabriel negotiations continue

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Morning from a very foggy Dublin.

Yesterday saw an actual signing. A transfer in the transfer window. A capture, a swoop, a coveted youngster was saved from transfer limbo after his club slapped a price tag on him, but after intense negotiation we got our target (who had been on our radar for quite some time), and we used some of our war chest to pay for him.

Europa League: Legia Warsaw Take An Absolute Age To Score Bizarre Goal vs Trabzonspor (GIF)

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Everybodyhad their eyes closed? That explains a lot

Legia Warsaw beat Trabzonspor 2-0 in the Europa League last night to shore up top spot in their group, though the opening goal which eventually went down as an own-goal by Trabzonspor 'keeperFatih Ozturk seemed to take an absolute bloody age to come about.