ZAGREB, August 4, 2021 – Dinamo Zagreb and Legia Warsaw drew in the first leg of the Champions League third qualifying round at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on Wednesday night.
Croatia international Bruno Petković gave Dinamo Zagreb a 1-0 lead in front of around 5,000 fans with a powerful header in the second half, but with ten minutes remaining the visitors would equalize.
Dinamo almost opened the scoring in the first minute of the game when Petković stole the ball, but instead of shooting he looked to pass.
Legia Warsaw had a few half chances at the start before Dinamo found the back of the net in the 23rd minute. Unfortunately, Luka Ivanušec’s rebounded goal was ruled out for offside.
Petković, who looked sharp from the start, was causing all kinds of trouble for the Legia defense and in the 59th minute he would give Dinamo a deserved lead when he encountered a cross from Ivanušec with a thunderous header.
Dinamo created a good opportunity in the 80th minute to double their lead, but when the ball fell on a free Kristijan Jakić inside the box, he decided not to shoot the first time around.
Dinamo would regret the opportunity as a minute later Legia Warsaw would find an equalizer when Ernest Muci picked up the ball from 25 yards and shot into the bottom corner past Dominik Livaković to bring the score to 1-1.
Dinamo are now heading to Poland for the return leg next week.