Real Madrid salvage draw in 3-3 thriller at Legia Warsaw

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Real Madrid salvage draw in 3-3 thriller at Legia Warsaw

Real Madrid travel to Poland looking to maintain their unbeaten start to their Champions League campaign. They have lost all of their matches in Europe so far. Legia earned its first point after losing its first three matches, including a 5-1 loss at Madrid.

Pawlaczyc was previously invited to watch Ronaldo in action at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in a Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

Real played against Deportivo Alaves for the weekend.

Real Madrid have faced Polish clubs on seven occasions in the past, in all competitions.

The Portuguese side snatched a crucial late win in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago and they made it a double over Brugge thanks to Tomas Pina's 37th-minute own goal.

Legia Warsaw looked set to complete a huge Champions League shock, only for Mateo Kovacic to rescue a 3-3 draw for Real Madrid.

Not done, Legia stunned the defending champs with an equaliser just before the hour mark thanks to an equally impressive solo effort from Miroslav Radovic - the Serbian collecting the ball in midfield, driving at the Real back line and unleashing a right-footed toe poke from outside the box that Los Blancos goalkeeper Keylor Navas was unlucky not to save.

Following that match, UEFA, European football's governing body, ordered Legia to hold tonight's home game without fans.

And the Welshman didn't waste time marking it with an absolutely stupendous strike in the Champions League.

Jacek Magiera has fully fit squad at his disposal.

Zidane will also be without midfield pair Casemiro (broken leg) and Luka Modric (knee).

Legia: Malarz; Bereszynski, Pazdan, Rzezniczak, Hlousek; Moulin, Jodlowiec; Nikolic, Odjidja, Guilherme; Radovic.

But while Ronaldo and company remained ineffective, Kovacic stepped forward to score from Dani Carvajal's nice back-heel pass.

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