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Legia Warsaw faces UEFA probe after Champions League clash

Legia Warsaw faces UEFA probe after Champions League clash

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The club has confirmed there is an investigation into whether Bartosz Bereszynski - a late substitute in Wednesday's win over Celtic - should have been suspended

Legia Warsaw has announced it is under UEFA investigation for fielding an ineligible player against Celtic in the Champions League.

The Polish side emerged as a 6-1 aggregate victor from the two-legged third qualifying round clash but facea scrutiny for the involvement of attacker Bartosz Bereszynski.

The 22-year-old came on as an 86th-minute substitute in Wednesday's second leg, at which point Celtic required six goals to reach the playoff round, but was sent off in Legia's final Europa League tie last season against Apollon Limassol and received a three-match ban.

UEFA is now set to determine whether the player should have been suspended for Wednesday's game, with Legia announcing the news in a statement on its website on Thursday.

"The club announces that, in connection with the Champions League third qualifying round second-leg match Celtic FC - Legia Warsaw, UEFA has opened an investigation into the participation of Bartosz Bereszynski," it read.

"The club has prepared relevant information and explanations which will be sent to UEFA today. The result of the investigation will be announced immediately after its completion."

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