Legia Warsaw player hit by 'stone' in Europa League match

Ondrej Duda
Legia Warsaw tweeted this picture after the game with the caption "No comment"

A player was "hit by a stone" leading to a Europa League qualifier between FK Kukesi and Legia Warsaw in Albania being abandoned.

Legia say their defender Ondrej Duda was hit by the object just after they had taken a 2-1 lead in the match.

Play was suspended as Duda was taken off on a stretcher and had his head bandaged before changing his bloodied shirt in anticipation of the restart.

But the referee then decided to abandon the game on 51 minutes.

The second leg of the third round qualifier is due to be played in Warsaw, Poland on 6 August.

Legia were thrown out of last season's Champions League qualifying round for fielding an ineligible player during a 6-1 aggregate win over Celtic.

Legia Warsaw
Bottles of water are thrown as Nemanja Nikolic of Legia Warsaw celebrates after scoring the opening goal
Legia Warsaw coach Henning Berg
Head coach of Legia Warsaw Henning Berg (centre) talks to officials after the match was abandoned
Ondrej Duda
Defender Duda leaves the pitch after the abandonment
Legia Warsaw fans
There were crowd disturbances during the match in Albania
FK Kukesi fans
FK Kukesi fans at the match that was later abandoned

Top Stories