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Genk pile more misery on Sporting

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 21.05CET
KRC Genk 2-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal
Through to the round of 32 by this stage last season, Sporting are staring down the barrel this time around after Elyaniv Barda's 88th-minute header.
Genk pile more misery on Sporting
Nadson of Genk and Sporting's Jeffren Suárez tussle for the ball ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

GenkSporting

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
8
Attempts off target5
 
8
Corners8
 
9
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed11
 
23
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 21/10/2012 06:14 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 21.05CET

Genk pile more misery on Sporting

KRC Genk 2-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal
Through to the round of 32 by this stage last season, Sporting are staring down the barrel this time around after Elyaniv Barda's 88th-minute header.

KRC Genk remain top of UEFA Europa League Group G after securing a late 2-1 win against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Sporting, who appointed former Genk trainer Frank Vercauteren as their new coach this week, took an early lead when Brian Hamalainen deflected in Stijn Schaars' shot. The hosts soon drew level through Benjamin De Ceulaer, though, and, buoyed by the second-half dismissal of Khalid Boulahrouz, they eventually completed the turnaround thanks to substitute Elyaniv Barda.

Genk also began proceedings with a swagger befitting a team unbeaten in eight European home games, Jelle Vossen hitting into the ground when presented with a fine chance inside two minutes. Despite that bright start, the Belgian side's bubble was burst when Schaars' scuffed volley direct from a corner ricocheted in off Hamalainen.

It could have been 2-0 inside the quarter-hour had Boulahrouz managed to climb high enough to head under, rather than over, the crossbar. De Ceulaer made no such mistake at the other end, however, applying the simplest of back-post finishes to Nadson's neat flick-on from a corner.

Brittle of confidence – not to mention 12th in the Portuguese top flight and bottom of this section – Sporting showed admirable resolve to emerge from the interval the more threatening side. In fact, they displayed a precision in their passing frequently lacking this season, only to be let down by their final touch in front of goal. Jeffren Suárez was the principal culprit, swivelling adroitly but shooting directly at Kristof Van Hout; Diego Capel then did likewise, before Schaars missed the target altogether when free 12 metres out.

Boulahrouz brought an end to that building momentum when he was shown a second yellow card 14 minutes from time. Genk did not need a second invitation, and although Barda was initially denied by Rui Patrício, he had the final say with a clever header from the resulting corner.

Last updated: 27/10/12 0.03CET

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Lineups

genk

Genk

sporting

Sporting

22
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
5
KoulibalyKalidou Koulibaly
Yellow Card80
6
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
Yellow Card12
Red Card76
8
Joseph-MonroseSteven Joseph-Monrose
Substitution83
7
Jeffren SuárezJeffren Suárez
Substitution61
9
VossenJelle Vossen (C)
Substitution90+3
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars
10
GoriusJulien Gorius
Yellow Card39
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
11
HamalainenBrian Hamalainen
Goal7
15
RojoMarcos Rojo
Yellow Card68
16
NgongcaAnele Ngongca
21
RinaudoFabián Rinaudo (C)
Yellow Card37
19
BuffelThomas Buffel
23
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
Substitution79
20
NadsonNadson
30
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
Substitution58
21
Dani FernándezDani Fernández
41
CédricCédric
23
De CeulaerBenjamin De Ceulaer
Goal25
Substitution62
48
InsuaEmiliano Insua

Substitutes

26
KötelesLászló Köteles (GK)
12
MarceloMarcelo (GK)
3
TshimangaKatuku Tshimanga
4
XandãoXandão
Substitution79
6
HubertDavid Hubert
11
CapelDiego Capel
Substitution58
14
PletGlynor Plet
Substitution62
16
ViolaValentin Viola
Substitution61
18
BardaElyaniv Barda
Substitution83
Goal88
77
ElíasElías
35
LimbombeAnthony Limbombe
86
FernandesGelson Fernandes
45
KumordziBennard Kumordzi
Substitution90+3
87
BetinhoBetinho

Coach

Mario Been (NED) Oceano da Cruz (POR)

Referee

Szymon Marciniak (POL)

Assistant referees

Paweł Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)

Fourth official

Radosław Siejka (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Hubert Siejewicz (POL), Paweł Raczkowski (POL)

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