Walkover likely as Legia’s trip to Albania abandoned

New article over at EKSTRAKLASAreview.


By Ryan Hubbard

Legia Warszawa’s Europa League clash against Albanians FK Kukësi descended into chaos last night, when the game was abandoned after just 53 minutes, with the Poles leading 2-1.

Tensions had been high leading up to the Third Qualifying Round clash, with one Albanian newspaper describing Legia supporters as “Nazis”, and Kukësi supporters welcoming their Polish visitors “to hell”. Troubles had also flared on the streets of Tirana, with a number of reported clashes between the two sets of fans; while inside the stadium, hostile banners and hold-ups due to crowd trouble created only more problems.

There were also more complaints dished out as the Albanian broadcasters were unable to provide a video feed for much of the first half, while Legia were not supplied with the required equipment for the training session at the stadium a day earlier. The stadium, in parts dilapidated and crumbling, was also…

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