Legia Warsaw commenced their European Conference League campaign on a bright note as the team stunned Premier League side, Aston Villa 3-2 on Thursday.
The host wasted no time as they took the lead in the 10th minutes as Pawel Wszolek was allowed to get ahead of his marker to slot a low cross home before Jhon Duran made amends by heading home after Nicolo Zaniolo’s shot had been pushed on to the bar by home keeper Kacper Tobiasz.
Villa were back in it in less than two minutes, Jhon Duran heading home when the ball came back off the bar after a shot from Nicolo Zaniolo.
Again, their lead lasted longer second time around, but Villa equalised again from a top corner strike by Lucas Digne to take the teams in level at half-time.
Legia were invited on, with Ernest Muci left alone to charge in, latch on to Wzsolek’s cross and fire home to score the winning goal.
Villa’s next European game is on 5 October when they host Zrinjski Mostar, who beat Alkmaar 4-3 in Group E’s other game on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Club Brugge were held to a 1-1 draw by Besiktas in the European Conference League.
Vanaken netted the opening goal in the 77th minute to the delight of the home supporters.
However, Tosun leveled parity in the 88th minute to silence the home ground and give Besiktas a vital point.Copyright © 2023 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.