Legia Warsaw on Tuesday lodged an appeal with UEFA against its elimination from the Champions League after the Polish club was deemed guilty of fielding an ineligible player during its qualification series against Celtic by the European governing body. Legia hammered the Scottish champ 6-1 over two games, but its 3-0 win in the second game was later turned into a 3-0 loss by UEFA, making the aggregate score 4-4, and giving Celtic the edge on away goals.
Legia was eliminated from the tournament for bringing defender Bartosz Bereszynski
on in the second-leg. Bereszynski was supposed to have served a three-game suspension but UEFA argued that because Legia had failed to register him for the previous three qualifiers, the games
didn’t count against his suspension.
Legia is now calling on Celtic to withdraw from the final playoff round of the UCL, where it plays Maribor of Slovenia for a place in the group
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