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WARSAW, Poland -- Leading by two goals against a winless Polish struggler, Real Madrids players could be forgiven for letting their guard down. Early Wynn Jersey .But Legia Warsaw seized the chance to fight back and the European titleholder had to muster a late goal to salvage a humbling 3-3 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday.Madrid looked set to romp to another big win after Gareth Bale netted an amazing opener from distance in the first minute before then setting up Karim Benzema to make it 2-0.But in a stunning turn, Madrid went from strutting powerhouse for 40 minutes to a team desperately needing midfielder Mateo Kovacic to score an equalizer with five minutes remaining.Madrids slack defense -- and over-confidence -- let Legia rally back in shocking fashion to take the lead. Vadis Odjidja and Miroslav Radovic struck from long range before Thibault Moulin also scored from outside the area in the 83rd.Madrid was facing a humiliating defeat until Kovacic fired in from near the edge of the box to at least rescue a point.Madrid substitute Lucas Vazquez almost turned the result back around when he sent a shot off the crossbar right before the final whistle.Though it was a memorable match for Legias players, the home fans werent there to see it.The game was played at a near-empty Wojska Polskiego Stadium as the club had been banned from selling tickets by UEFA following racist behavior and the throwing of fireworks by supporters during a previous loss to Borussia Dortmund.Madrid would have advanced to the round of 16 with a win as Dortmund beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0 in the other Group F match.Madrid has eight points, two points behind Dortmund and five ahead of third-placed Sporting. Legia earned its first point after losing its first three matches, including a 5-1 loss at Madrid.It was a strange match, it didnt go the way we wanted it to, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said. We lacked a bit of everything. Above all, when you score two goals we dropped our intensity and when you do that they can score.Now we are going to forget this game.Denied any home support, Legia appeared to be ripe for another easy win for Madrid after conceding a competition-high 13 goals, while only scoring one, in its trio of previous defeats.It was strange playing without spectators, but its no excuse. We are not happy with the result, Bale said. We had control of the game and lost concentration and, if you do this at this level, you get punished. We need to be better defensively and the chances we have we need to be more clinical. We can learn from this, be stronger from it.Zidane experimented with his starting lineup, playing both Benzema and Alvaro Morata up front together with Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, supported by two midfielders. He also gave some rare playing time to Fabio Coentrao in his injury-hit defense that was without Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Marcelo.But all that meddling backfired after Madrid lost its focus.There are many things to analyze, Zidane said. When you start out up two goals, there is a moment that you have to think more and play more as a team, and we didnt do that. We gave them too much space and, when you do that, the score can go against you.Yet the start couldnt have been better for the visitors.The sheer talent of Bale was on full display when he struck with his first touch of the match, blasting a left-footed volley from outside the box into the top corner of the net.A rout appeared to be on as Madrid poured forward and Bale passed for Benzema to double the lead in the 35th.Legia got some relief in the 40th when Odjidja dribbled through Madrids tame marking -- from Raphael Varane and Nacho Fernandez -- to the top of the box when he unleashed a strike that went in off the upright.But what seemed to be a consolation goal for the Poles turned into the spark of a comeback.Madrids defense was again at fault for not intercepting a move by Radovic. Bale let him dribble past and Varane failed to close him down before he stabbed a long strike under goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who should have done better.Moulin then had Legia on the verge of a memorable win when he took a nice reverse pass from Aleksandar Prijovic and struck the ball in off the post.But while Ronaldo and company remained ineffective, Kovacic stepped forward to score from Dani Carvajals nice back-heel pass. Nellie Fox White Sox Jersey . The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. Alex Avila White Sox Jersey . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. . Canada is now down to its 22-player limit, although but players wont be registered until Christmas Day. Changes could still be made as a result of a suspension or injury. Daniel Ricciardo was left lamenting the timing of the Virtual Safety Car during Sundays United States Grand Prix, which he says ruined the closing stages of the race.Ricciardo jumped Nico Rosberg on the opening lap but ultimately had to settle for third place at the Circuit of the Americas after the Red Bull driver lost out when the VSC was deployed around half-distance following Max Verstappens retirement. The Australian believes he lost around 10 seconds to Rosberg, who took advantage of making what was effectively a free pitstop under the VSC.[Under the] Virtual Safety Car we lost I think 10 seconds it worked out to be with Nico, Ricciardo said. I believe after the pit stops we would have had about five seconds on him and after the Virtual Safety Car he had closed to five seconds on me. So that was frustrating.It just would have been interesting, even if he caught me at the end, just to at least have a fight. I think the race after the Virtual Safety Car became a bit not that exciting. I guess without it would have made it a bit more spicy at the end. So that was that.When asked if it made it worse that the VSC was triggered by his own teammate, Riccciardo, in a mock Texan accent, replied: Absolutely, Sir. Travis Ishikawa White Sox Jersey. When I saw Max out there I thought Ah hell, my boys done it again!Anyways, that was a devestational moment, but well keep soldiering on and we still got some points over Ferrari today so Im pretty pleased with that.Despite passing Rosberg around the outside of Turn 2, Ricciardo admitted he had hoped to utilise starting on the faster super-soft tyre -- with both Mercedes drivers beginning on the soft compound -- to possibly challenge Lewis Hamilton for the lead into Turn 1.I think the actual launch itself didnt seem that much stronger than the Mercedes on the soft tyre. I was hoping it would go a bit better, but then Nico opted to go to the outside so I had some room on the inside there. I got one at least, I was hoping to get two but that was better than nothing.I think the first part of the race everyone seemed to have a pretty similar pace, I guess Lewis was probably controlling it at the front but we seemed at the stage to be able to hold onto second. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '