Utrecht have qualified for the Europa League playoffs after a 2-2 draw at Legia Warsaw saw them through on away goals. 

The 0-0 draw in Utrecht last week meant Erik ten Hag’s side had to at least score to have any chance of progression. After only 43 seconds on the clock, Utrecht got off to the perfect start with Gyrano Kerk heading in Sean Kleiber’s cross.

A dream start was then ruined by the officials, who failed to spot that Lech Poznan attacker Christian Gytkjaer was in an offside position on 26 minutes as he stroked in an equaliser. The goal stood and afterwards, Utrecht were forced to survive some heavy pressure from the home side.

Utrecht’s away goal meant they only had to hold onto a draw to progress but on 70 minutes Ramon Leeuwin was shown his second yellow card. Lech Poznan pushed for the winner, but in the 89th minute, Cyriel Dessers netted an unlikely second for Utrecht to put them back in front. The officials announced seven minutes of added time and in the 4th Gytkjaer netted his second to level the score again.

However, Utrecht held on to the 2-2 draw which sees them progress to the play-off round.

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