The Belgian clubs enjoyed a good evening in the Europa League. Gent and Anderlecht won. Genk played in its aftermath the same.
In the heenwedstrijd of the sixteenth finals of the Europa League has a vertimmerd Anderlecht with 2-0 win of Zenit St-Petersburg. Frank mr. acheampong made the two goals.
Purple-and-White came up with a bright altered set-up to the kick-off and goalkeeper Ruben Martinez, defender Olivier Deschacht (on his 36th birthday) and striker Isaac Kiese Thelin were allowed to the party to begin. Topschutter Lukasz Teodorczyk and turntable Sofiane Hanni started at the bank, to Zenit had also Nicolas Lombaerts satisfied with a place next to the lines and would also not come into action. The Red Devil, last summer, emphatically in the interest of the Belgian recordkampioen, saw how the people of Brussels a droomstart names, and after five minutes, the lead climbed. Stanciu took a beautiful cross to mr. acheampong only for the purpose and the Ghanaian remained cool: 1-0. Ten minutes later it was Bruno close to double the lead, Zenit-goalie Lodygin saved, however, handsome. That 2-0 was a fact. In minute 31 cracked ‘Mister Europe’, mr. acheampong his second goal of the evening, any nice and hard in the corner.
Zenit saw off and Lodygin had to be able to show a deviation from Kiese Thelin.
The Russians had already some months no competition with bet more played and hapten for breath, shortly before peace was Dzyuba or along.
After the rest checked out the locals the party, they caught Zenit and easy on the loerden on the counter-attack. Stanciu to bounce back after a beautiful dribble and a moment later had Lodygin the broken Obradovic line plugging, on the opposite side of said Dzyuba on Ruben. The same duo came seven minutes before affluiten in action again, the Anderlecht-goalie stopped the Russian striker with a nice rescue of the aansluitingstreffer. It was 2-0, a great result for the people of Brussels. The second leg in St. Petersburg on Thursday, 23 February played.
AA Gent had won with 1-0 from Tottenham Hotspur. Jérémy Perbet struck touch in the 59th minute.
In a sold-out Ghelamco Arena began AA Gent without complexes against the number three from the Premier League. After more than ten minutes left Dele Alli , the first doelpoging note. His shot distance was a meter next to the cage of Lovre Kalinic. In a closed first half showed the Buffalo’s are the equivalent of Tottenham, but played out opportunities were missing. 0-0 was a logical idle mode.
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Immediately after the break, it was great alarm in the defense of AA Gent, the attempt of Harry Kane ended up on the pole. The English attack waves followed each other, but the Ghent dikes held. Even more, Nana Asare brought the leather on the left to Danijel Milicevic. Who offered Jérémy Perbet the 1-0 on a saucer, and the prijsschutter did not fail. The home team continued to make go, a shot of Milicevic went through Hugo Lloris against the doelhout.
The final assault of the match produced no goal more, which Vanhaezebrouck his 53rd birthday should celebrate with a handsome victory. Toby Alderweireld was in Tottenham the whole game on the field, Mousa Dembélé was after 68 minutes to the side achieved. Jan Vertonghen has been out since mid-January due to an ankle injury. The second leg is next Thursday in the mythical Wembley. For AA Gent will be the 100th European match in the club history.
Genk let victory are
Racing Genk played 2-2 with Romania’s Astra Giurgiu. There was more in it for the People. Genk came, after all, two times on lead and back up at 2-2 only in the slotminuten.
Genk-coach Stuivenberg had in Romania without the sick sterkhouder Malinovskyi do and awarded Bennard Kumordzi then again a rise. The Ghanaian was allowed this season, only three parties in the basis to start, two of them in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League in July. The men of Stuivenberg started hesitantly to the party, and the home team showed to be the most dangerous in the opening stages. Matt Ryan had several times to intervene, but he did that very unorthodox. After 25 minutes came to Genk for the first time in the sixteen and it was touch. Castagne benefited from mistasten in the Romanian defense and could for an empty goal, the 0-1 on the board. Genk took over the direction and after 37 minutes it was Astra goalkeeper Lung Jr. but hardly the 0-2 of Trossard out of his goal. The Task lay ahead to be allowed to go to rest, but two minutes before the break puurden also the Romanians from their first real chance to score a goal. Teixeira operated Budescu that the ball staalhard pass by Ryan chased.
After the break, it was the Giurgiu that the best from the dressing room came. First, could the experienced Teixeira (53.) a handsome Romanian combination is not complete, then Ionita (59.) only for Ryan in front of he kicked. Genk responded through Samatta (61.) that Lung Jr. under fire took. The visitors were then sitting back and expected a rapid outbreak. That came seven minutes before time after dom Romanian losing the ball in midfield. Writers , with a step-down for Trossard, that the ball is unsustainable binnenknalde (1-2). The victory seemed to be within, but Seto nodded in the 90th minute in the 2-2 against the ropes. The second leg, in the Luminus Arena is next week Thursday.