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Premiership

LINFIELD FACE LEGIA WARSAW IN POLAND

17 Aug 2020
football
Linfield continue their European campaign on Tuesday evening with a Champions League first qualifying round clash away to Legia Warsaw (kick-off 6pm).
 
This one-off, played to a finish encounter against the Polish champions is Linfield's reward for coming through the Preliminary Round mini tournament in Nyon, Switzerland last week.
 
David Healy's side defeated Tre Fiori 2-0 in the semi-finals and were then given a default 3-0 victory over Kosovan side Drita in the final after two members of their opponents squad tested positive for Covid-19, thus causing the postponement of the fixture.
 
Legia are one of the most successful teams in Polish footballing history, having lifted the Ekstraklasa 14 times and the Cup on 19 occasions. Managed by Aleksandar Vukovic, Legia limbered up for the game with a 6-1 away win over second level team Bełchatów at the weekend. 
 
Although being held behind closed doors, the game will be played at the 31,000 capacity Polish Army Stadium in Warsaw with the winners going on to face Ararat Yerevan from Armenia or Cypriot side Omonia in the next round while the loser will drop into the Europa League.