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Genk up and running with Videoton scalp

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 23.00CET
KRC Genk 3-0 Videoton FC
Three clinical finishes ensured Mario Been's charges made a winning start to their UEFA Europa League Group G campaign.
Genk up and running with Videoton scalp
Thomas Buffel shows his joy after scoring Genk's second against Videoton ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

GenkVideoton

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
9
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners2
 
2
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
8
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 24/10/2012 05:03 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 23.00CET

Genk up and running with Videoton scalp

KRC Genk 3-0 Videoton FC
Three clinical finishes ensured Mario Been's charges made a winning start to their UEFA Europa League Group G campaign.

Goals from Jelle Vossen, Thomas Buffel and Benjamin De Ceulaer earned a 3-0 reward for KRC Genk after a dominant performance against UEFA Europa League Group G rivals Videoton FC.

Videoton faced a Belgian side for the first time when they overcame KAA Gent in the third qualifying round, but their inexperience at this level was ruthlessly exploited by Genk, who took the lead courtesy of Vossen's 22nd-minute header. The hosts then made sure of lifting themselves to the section summit courtesy of second-half goals from Buffel and De Ceulaer.

Competing in a UEFA club competition group stage for the first time, Videoton retreated into their shell as they struggled to upset the home side's fluidity. Flying winger Steven Joseph-Monrose sought to take advantage, showing sleight of feet to glide past Álvaro Brachi before fizzing a low drive centimetres beyond the far post.

Genk were soon rewarded with the goal their possession merited, Buffel's exquisite centre picking out Vossen, who planted a well-directed header into the far corner. As a retort, Nikola Mitrović attempted to lift the gloom at the other end, firing consecutive long-range strikes into the midriff of Kristof Van Hout.

Paulo Sousa's side emerged revitalised after the break, but their lack of cutting edge proved costly up against Genk's more refined approach. De Ceulaer's inventive volley forced Mladen Božović into a smart save, before Vossen stabbed wide from Joseph-Monrose's centre. The visitors hit back with attacking intent of their own, yet their fate was sealed when Buffel steered in Vossen's looping cross, before De Ceulaer made it three with a stunning run and finish in added time.

Last updated: 22/09/12 0.16CET

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Lineups

genk

Genk

videoton

Videoton

22
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
5
KoulibalyKalidou Koulibaly
2
BrachiÁlvaro Brachi
Yellow Card90
7
HylandKhaleem Hyland
3
Paulo ViníciusPaulo Vinícius
8
Joseph-MonroseSteven Joseph-Monrose
Substitution81
4
Marco CaneiraMarco Caneira
9
VossenJelle Vossen
Goal22
Substitution86
11
SándorGyörgy Sándor (C)
10
GoriusJulien Gorius
14
MitrovićNikola Mitrović
11
HamalainenBrian Hamalainen
16
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
Substitution58
17
SimaeysJeroen Simaeys (C)
20
Walter LeeWalter Lee
19
BuffelThomas Buffel
Goal78
22
StopiraStopira
21
Dani FernándezDani Fernández
Substitution77
26
TóthBalázs Tóth
Substitution65
23
De CeulaerBenjamin De Ceulaer
Goal90+2
28
TorghelleSándor Torghelle
Substitution72

Substitutes

53
WertelaersStijn Wertelaers (GK)
12
TujvelTomáš Tujvel (GK)
3
TshimangaKatuku Tshimanga
10
Renato NetoRenato Neto
14
PletGlynor Plet
Substitution81
17
N. NikolićNemanja Nikolić
Substitution72
18
BardaElyaniv Barda
23
KakáKaká
20
NadsonNadson
Substitution77
30
SzolnokiRoland Szolnoki
27
NwangangaKennedy Nwanganga
70
KovácsIstván Kovács
Substitution65
45
KumordziBennard Kumordzi
Substitution86
77
GyurcsóÁdám Gyurcsó
Substitution58

Coach

Mario Been (NED) Paulo Sousa (POR)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA), Christophe Capelli (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Jeanne (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Antony Gautier (FRA), Benoît Millot (FRA)

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