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Standard fail to overcome ten-man Wisła

Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 23.05CET
Wisła Kraków 1-1 R. Standard de Liège
Despite being down to ten men for over an hour, the Polish champions go into the second leg all square courtesy of Tsvetan Genkov's late equaliser.
Standard fail to overcome ten-man Wisła
Tsvetan Genkov wheels away after his late equaliser ©Getty Images

Match statistics

WisłaStandard Liège

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
6
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners7
 
4
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed21
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 23.05CET

Standard fail to overcome ten-man Wisła

Wisła Kraków 1-1 R. Standard de Liège
Despite being down to ten men for over an hour, the Polish champions go into the second leg all square courtesy of Tsvetan Genkov's late equaliser.

Tsvetan Genkov scored a late equaliser for ten-man Wisła Kraków to ensure their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie against R. Standard de Liège hangs in the balance going into next week's return in Belgium.

Wisła started brightly but found themselves trailing and reduced to ten men before the half-hour when Michał Czekaj was dismissed for a foul on Yoni Buyens; Gohi Bi Cyriac converted the resulting penalty. Undeterred, the hosts grabbed a worthy equaliser two minutes from time through Genkov, who got in front of his marker to bundle in Maor Melikson's free-kick.

The Polish champions dominated possession early on and it was not long before their excellent passing produced the first chance of the game. Patryk Małecki's shot fell kindly for Łukasz Garguła who dragged his effort past the left post. Małecki came close again soon after, firing a free-kick against the crossbar with Sinan Bolat rooted to the spot.

The game swung in the visitors' favour on 27 minutes when Czekaj felled Buyens in the penalty area. The defender received his marching orders and Cyriac kept his cool to convert from the spot with a Panenka-style penalty. Yet Standard failed to make the extra player count as Wisła continued to create chances.

Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to inject some impetus for the visitors midway through the second half, and the 18-year-old nearly made an instant impact. He neatly evaded the attentions of Júnior Díaz on the edge of the box only for his drive to be saved low to his left by Sergei Pareiko.

Standard boasted the best defence in the group stage, conceding just once in six games, and their back line appeared to have repelled everything Kazimierz Moskal's side had to throw at them. Genkov had other ideas, though, ensuring the sides go into next week's second leg all square.

Last updated: 18/02/12 0.25CET

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Lineups

wisła

Wisła

standard liège

Standard Liège

25
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
4
O. ChávezOsman Chávez
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux (C)
Yellow Card19
Substitution46
5
MeliksonMaor Melikson
5
FelipeFelipe
10
GargułaŁukasz Garguła
Substitution78
10
TchitéMohamed Tchité
11
NúñezGervasio Núñez
11
CyriacCyriac
Goal28
15
Júnior DíazJúnior Díaz
15
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
18
GenkovTsvetan Genkov
Yellow Card32
Goal88
17
BuyensYoni Buyens
19
MałeckiPatryk Małecki
Substitution57
20
SeijasLuis Manuel Seijas
Substitution81
22
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
21
VainqueurWilliam Vainqueur
Yellow Card90+2
28
WilkCezary Wilk (C)
25
KanuKanu
Yellow Card87
33
CzekajMichał Czekaj
Red Card27
77
GakpeSerge Gakpe
Substitution70

Substitutes

1
JovanićMilan Jovanić (GK)
18
MorisAnthony Moris (GK)
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
6
CimanLaurent Ciman
Substitution46
16
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
23
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
Substitution70
17
KirmAndraž Kirm
Substitution78
32
B. BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
Substitution81
20
BitonDavid Biton
41
ZennaroFranco Zennaro
31
LameyMichael Lamey
44
CisseIbrahima Cisse
77
IlievIvica Iliev
Substitution57
55
GershonRami Gershon

Coach

Kazimierz Moskal (POL) José Riga (BEL)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Juan Yuste (ESP), Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Fernando Teixeira (ESP), César Muñiz (ESP)

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