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Europa League: Genk wins, Ghent lose, Anderlecht and Standard play equal

It was an evening of mixed emotions for the Belgian teams in the Europa League. Only Genk could win. Gent went heavy in the loss.

Jakub Brabec © BELGA

Racing Genk knew on the third match day in the Europa League to mlet 2-0 to win the Spanish Bilbao.

Nonetheless, they were the Basques, who are the first time the nets did vibrate. Aritz Aduriz kicked the ball in from Inaki Williams in goal, but was offside. Bilbao got another opportunity, but Genk could be his foot next to the Spanish top teams, which is good way came on attempts of Tino-Sven Sucic and Leon Bailey. In the 40th minute brought goalkeeper Iago Herrerin again salvation in a shot of Bailey. In the rebound hit Jakub Brabec do touch. Bilbao had been with ten. Aymeric Laporte had red for natrappen on Nikos Karelis.

After five minutes in the second half kept the Swedish referee Stefan Johannesson the red card in his pocket when Aduriz Thomas Buffalo a heavy kniestoot on the thigh gave. Buffalo could not come. Mbwana Samatta came to replace him. Luminary Alejandro Pozuelo got in the 68th minute, an excellent chance on the 2-0. Herrerin prevented him from scoring. A quarter of an hour later, Wilfred Ndidi the job off. Did the Nigerian through the ball with a half volley from outside the sixteen magnificent in goal kicks. Bailey came close to 3-0, but found again, Herrerin in its path.

In the other match in group F, played the Austrian Rapid Vienna and the Italian Sassuolo 1-1 draw. With six points Genk as leader. Vienna and Sassuolo follow with four points, Bilbao has three. The first two from the group qualify for the sixteenth-finals. About two weeks attract the men of Peter Maes to Sassuolo for their match on the fourth match day.

Goal Teodorczyk

Thuissploeg Mainz came against Anderlecht quickly on ahead. Yunus Malli put after ten minutes of eleven meters, the 1-0 on the board after a strafschopfout of Olivier Deschacht on Pablo De Blasis. Captain Sofiane Hanni had two good chances to equalize, but found two times goalkeeper Jonas Lössl on his way.

On the counter was also Mainz is dangerous. Twenty minutes after the rest came at the end there. Anderlechts doelpuntenmachine Lukasz Teodorczyk was the headline in the header of Hanni. Anderlecht was limited then to defend, and could point to hold. Mainz and Anderlecht shared after two matches already in the lead in the group. With 5 points they must now also the French Saint-Etienne, that the Azerbaijani Qabala 1-0 beating, in addition to themselves sort. Qabala has no point. The first two from the group qualify for the sixteenth-finals. About two weeks receives Anderlecht Mainz on the fourth day.

Standard gets behind

Standard looked at home against the Griese Panaathinaikos Athens after twelve minutes, at a disadvantage. Victor Ibarbo played pretty free and curled the ball past Jean-Francois Gillet in the farthest corner. The same Ibardo took in the 36th minute, also the 0-2. Again pegelde the Colombian flankaanvaller the ball in the left corner. Just for peace if Edmilson Junior from the penalty spot the aansluitingstreffer in goal kicks. After a duwfout of Giorgos Koutroumbis.

Two minutes after peace had Daniel Stefanski Standard again, a penalty kick can assign. The Standard players had handplay seen, the Polish referee. Eight minutes before time, fell at the end anyway. Standard claimed again a penalty, but Stefanski put the ball just outside the sixteen. Ishak Belfodil blasted the free-kick hard and low inside.

Standard went frantically to the full loot to find, but had to with one point. Also the other match in the group, Celta Vigo against Ajax, ended in 2-2. Ajax remains so with 7 points unbeaten leader, for Celta de Vigo (5), Standard (2) and Panathinaikos (1). The first two from the group qualify for the sixteenth-finals. Standard attracts about two weeks for his contest from the fourth day to Panathinaikos.

Gent with forfaitcijfers

AA Gent went in Lviv with 5-0 down gone against the Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk.

Viktor Kovalenko opened the score in the 12th minute. The goal was to him on a silver platter offered. Goalkeeper Jacob Rinne was far out of his goal and was lobed after the ball after a miscommunication with Rami Gershon right in the feet of the Ukrainian talent paste. Kovalenko would the competition not play out. After 36 minutes, he had a muscle injury to the side. On the half-hour doubled Facundo Ferreya the lead on the assist from Bernard. The score for the rest higher up, but not all the Ghent sloppy and were punished. Struck Dentinho, came in for Kovalenko, the pole. Immediately after the revival was a hit once again. Bernard, cleverly unlocked by Ferreya scored after only 20 seconds. A quarter of an hour for time, just substitute Taison the verdict is still heavier and three minutes for affluiten made Maksym Malyshev the beating completely. That after a one-two with Marlos, who shortly before his attempt on the pole, saw the beaches.

In the other match in group H, played in the Turkish Konyaspor 1-1 draw against the Portuguese Braga. AA Gent remain with four points second in the group after the formerly Skakhtar (nine points). Braga has two points, Konyaspor 1. The first two from the group qualify for the sixteenth-finals. About two weeks to receive Ghent Shakhtar for his match of the fourth day.

(Belga/RR)

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