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Lowly Gent end perfect Sporting record

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 20.50CET
KAA Gent 3-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal
The hosts took full advantage of Abel's 77th-minute dismissal by striking twice in the closing stages for a first Group C win.
Lowly Gent end perfect Sporting record
Ibrahima Conté (second right) celebrates putting Gent 2-1 ahead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GentSporting

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
9
Corners5
 
1
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
21
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
1

Standings

Group C

PPts
Sporting Clube de Portugal Sporting49
LOSC Lille LOSC45
KAA Gent Gent44
PFC Levski Sofia Levski44
Last updated: 15/10/2013 16:19 CET

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Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 20.50CET

Lowly Gent end perfect Sporting record

KAA Gent 3-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal
The hosts took full advantage of Abel's 77th-minute dismissal by striking twice in the closing stages for a first Group C win.

KAA Gent secured their first victory in UEFA Europa League Group C at the expense of Sporting Clube de Portugal, striking twice in the last 11 minutes after Abel had been sent off for the visitors.

Carlos Saleiro equalised for Sporting seven minutes before the break after a penalty from Tim Smolders had given the Belgian team an early lead. The turning point, however, arrived 13 minutes from time when Sporting captain Abel was dismissed for collecting a second booking, paving the way for substitutes Ibrahima Conté and Shlomi Arbeitman to end the Lions 100% record in the section.

Sporting fashioned the first chance through Saleiro, who tested Gent goalkeeper Bojan Jorgačević, but were soon behind when Abel fouled Zlantan Ljubijankič and Smolders converted from the spot. Bernd Thijs came close to doubling the lead soon after, a miss which initially proved costly as 19-year-old debutant Cédric Soares delivered an excellent cross which Saleiro headed in.

Ljubijankič threatened a response at the beginning of the second half as Gent began to look the more likely side to forge ahead. Top of the group, Sporting were more than content to play on the counterattack but suffered a serious blow to their hopes of making it four wins from four in the group when Abel departed following a foul on Wallace.

Gent took full advantage, with Conté receiving the ball on the left and shooting right-footed past Timo Hildebrand. Arbeitman made sure there was no way back for Sporting soon after, heading in Yassine El Ghanassy's delivery from the right and confirming the Lions' first defeat by Belgian opposition in over half a century.

Last updated: 17/11/10 13.56CET

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Lineups

gent

Gent

sporting

Sporting

29
JorgačevićBojan Jorgačević (GK)
30
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
3
ŠulerMarko Šuler
Yellow Card32
2
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
6
WilsStef Wils
Substitution28
5
EvaldoEvaldo
7
SmoldersTim Smolders
Goal7
9
SaleiroCarlos Saleiro
Goal38
Substitution69
8
ThijsBernd Thijs (C)
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
11
El GhanassyYassine El Ghanassy
Yellow Card90
21
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
14
BarićMario Barić
26
André SantosAndré Santos
Yellow Card26
16
CoulibalyElimane Coulibaly
Substitution66
33
Diogo SalomãoDiogo Salomão
Substitution79
19
De SmetStijn De Smet
Substitution73
41
CédricCédric
Substitution59
25
WallaceWallace
44
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
30
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
78
AbelAbel (C)
Yellow Card7
Red Card76

Substitutes

1
BoeckxFrank Boeckx (GK)
16
TiagoTiago (GK)
5
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit
Substitution28
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
17
Van der BruggenHannes Van der Bruggen
8
ManicheManiche
22
ŠkarabotMatija Škarabot
15
ValdésJaime Valdés
Substitution69
23
ArbeitmanShlomi Arbeitman
Substitution66
Goal82
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution59
28
ContéIbrahima Conté
Substitution73
Goal79
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Substitution79
31
GrondinChristophe Grondin
77
VukčevićSimon Vukčević

Coach

Francky Dury (BEL) Paulo Sérgio (POR)

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