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Liedson leads Sporting as Gent fall

Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 22.50CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal 5-1 KAA Gent
Liedson struck twice on his 300th Sporting appearance as the tournament's top scorers opened up a five-point lead in Group C.
by Pedro Goncalves
from Estádio José Alvalade

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Match statistics

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Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
3
Attempts off target9
 
6
Corners9
 
2
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed9
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 22.50CET

Liedson leads Sporting as Gent fall

Sporting Clube de Portugal 5-1 KAA Gent
Liedson struck twice on his 300th Sporting appearance as the tournament's top scorers opened up a five-point lead in Group C.

Sporting Clube de Portugal continued their free-scoring form, taking their tally to a competition-leading 12 goals from three UEFA Europa League games and opening up a five-point advantage in Group C.

KAA Gent held out for only seven minutes and by the break were 4-1 down, Hélder Postiga adding a fifth on the hour. But it was Liedson's night, as he scored the second and then, after Gent pulled one back, adding another on his 300th Sporting appearance.

Diogo Salomão had swiftly set the tone. A great cross from Postiga found the winger at the far post, and he finished with no Gent player in sight. It was the perfect start for the Lisbon side and six minutes later Liedson fired past Bojan Jorgačević for Sporting's 200th goal in this competition and its UEFA Cup predecessor on his own landmark night.

Gent reacted well, as a free-kick deflected off the wall and was headed towards goal by Zlatan Ljubijankič. Sporting keeper Timo Hildebrand could not gather and Stef Wils beat him to pull one back.

Salomão made Jorgačević work to stop a shot in the 26th minute but within seconds it was 3-1 thanks to Liedson's powerful effort off the far post following a João Pereira cross from the left. Eight minutes remained in the half when Sporting increased their lead further, Evaldo supplying Maniche whose strike rebounded off Ljubijankič, hit his chest and went in.

Postiga ensured Sporting reached five goals for the second UEFA Europa League home game running after turning in a pass from Salomão. Sporting know a win in Belgium on 4 November would book their place in the round of 32; Gent, bottom of the section on one point, will seek victory themselves to revive their chances.

Last updated: 27/11/12 4.03CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

gent

Gent

30
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
29
JorgačevićBojan Jorgačević (GK)
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço (C)
5
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
Substitution44
6
WilsStef Wils
Goal16
5
EvaldoEvaldo
7
SmoldersTim Smolders
Substitution46
8
ManicheManiche
Goal37
Substitution63
8
ThijsBernd Thijs (C)
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Yellow Card19
Goal59
10
AzofeifaRandall Azofeifa
26
André SantosAndré Santos
11
El GhanassyYassine El Ghanassy
Substitution67
31
LiedsonLiedson
Goal13
Goal27
Substitution72
14
BarićMario Barić
Substitution46
33
Diogo SalomãoDiogo Salomão
Goal7
22
ŠkarabotMatija Škarabot
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Yellow Card12
28
ContéIbrahima Conté
78
AbelAbel
30
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič

Substitutes

16
TiagoTiago (GK)
20
BruzzeseSébastien Bruzzese (GK)
2
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
Substitution44
16
CoulibalyElimane Coulibaly
Substitution46
Yellow Card79
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
19
De SmetStijn De Smet
15
ValdésJaime Valdés
23
ArbeitmanShlomi Arbeitman
21
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
Substitution63
24
SoumahoroYaya Soumahoro
Substitution67
44
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
25
WallaceWallace
77
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Substitution72
31
GrondinChristophe Grondin
Substitution46

Coach

Paulo Sérgio (POR) Francky Dury (BEL)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Assistant referees

Damien MacGraith (IRL), Marc Douglas (IRL)

Fourth official

Padraig Sutton (IRL)

Additional assistant referees

Anthony Buttimer (IRL), Neil Doyle (IRL)

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