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Legias Lirim Kastrati (left) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Europa League group C soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw at Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.



Legias Lirim Kastrati celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Europa League group C soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw at Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.



Legia Warsaw defeated Spartak Moscow at the start of the Europa League

Georgi Dzhikiya of Spartak controls the ball during the Europa League group C soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw in the Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, September 15, 2021.



Legia Warsaw defeated Spartak Moscow at the start of the Europa League

Spartak’s head coach Rui Vitoria reacts after the Europa League group C soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw in the Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

MOSCOW (AP) – Legia Warsaw scored in stoppage time and defeated Spartak Moscow 1-0 on Wednesday in the opening game of this year’s group stage of the Europa League.

Spartak created far more chances than the Polish guests, but could not solve Legia’s 41-year-old goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

Legia took advantage of the opportunity and scored three points with a goal from substitute Lirim Kastrati in the 91st minute after a cross from Ernest Muci.

Leicester and Napoli round out Group C and play on Thursday.

Legia and Spartak played a day before the week’s other Europa League games to avoid a clash with Spartak’s city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow, who host Marseille on Thursday.

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