Club Brugge throws away two-goal lead

It was a case of draws all round for our teams competing in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday evening. Club Brugge threw away a two goal advantage to draw two all against the English side Newcastle United. A last minute goal saw Racing Genk salvage a point against Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese capital.

Thursday evening’s Europa League match against Newcastle United was the new Club Brugge Coach Philippe Clement’s first match at the helm.

Club Brugge got off to a flying start and their efforts were rewarded with a Trickovski goal on 14 minutes.

The West Flemings widened their lead six minutes later through Jesper Jorgensen (photo). This served as a wake up call for Newcastle and the Magpies when all out on the attack.

This was rewarded with two goals in three minutes: the first from Vurnon Anita on 41 and the second from from Shola Ameobi on 44 minutes.

The second half saw plenty of action but no goals and the match ended all-square. Club Brugge is third in Group D with 4 points from 4 games.
 

Last minute goal saves point for Genk

A last minute goal by Glynor Plet salvaged a point for Racing Genk in their Europa League group stage match against Sporting Lisbon on Thursday evening. Sporting’s new Coach is the former Racing Genk coach Frank Vercauteren.

Racing Genk’s strike force was limited to just Jelle Vossen, as both De Ceulaar and Barda were out through injury. The first half saw plenty of action at both ends but no goes.

Sporting Lisbon went down to 10 men when Stijn Schaars was given his second yellow card of the evening.

Sporting piled up the yellow cards. However, despite being a man down, they took the lead on 64 minutes through Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Genk weren’t disheartened through and their perseverance was rewarded with an equalizer from substitute Plet (photo) in the dying seconds of the match. Genk still leads Group G with 8 points from 4 games.