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Plet pegs back Sporting as Genk seal point

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 23.20CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal 1-1 KRC Genk
The hosts came within moments of celebrating their first Group G win, but the section leaders secured a late point through Glynor Plet's added-time goal.
by Pedro Gonçalves
Plet pegs back Sporting as Genk seal point
Khaleem Hyland and Stijn Schaars vie for possession ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

SportingGenk

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
7
Attempts off target5
 
7
Corners3
 
5
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
10
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0

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Last updated: 16/11/2012 20:12 CET

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 23.20CET

Plet pegs back Sporting as Genk seal point

Sporting Clube de Portugal 1-1 KRC Genk
The hosts came within moments of celebrating their first Group G win, but the section leaders secured a late point through Glynor Plet's added-time goal.

Sporting Clube de Portugal have their work cut out to reach the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after Glynor Plet's late goal sealed a draw for leaders KRC Genk.

Sporting's opening three games had yielded a solitary point, but despite losing midfielder Stijn Schaars to a red card just before the hour, the Lions' fortunes appeared set to change. Ricky van Wolfswinkel struck shortly afterwards and his goal increasingly looked sufficient to separate the teams, until Plet's added-time header levelled the scores.

Neither side were capable of imposing their football in a competitive first half, but it was Sporting who had the greater urgency – and an unusually attacking formation proved their intent. Nonetheless, Genk were able to control the match and nullify the Sporting threat.

The Belgian outfit passed up two good chances to go into the break ahead, as the menacing Thomas Buffel tormented the hosts. However, he put too much on a lob over Rui Patrício, who then saved from the forward after he had worked his way into the box. As for Sporting, the lively Diego Capel proved their primary threat, though his numerous crosses rarely found a target.

The home side improved after the interval, but a second yellow card for Schaars in the 59th minute threatened to undo their attacking endeavours. Patrício saved smartly from Steven Joseph-Monrose and, stung into action, Sporting responded with a goal. Capel crossed from the right and this time picked out an unmarked Van Wolfswinkel, who headed his team into a 64th-minute lead.

Patrício then made impressive saves from Anele Ngongca, Jelle Vossen and Plet as Genk hunted the equaliser, but Plet had the last word, outjumping Patrício and nodding in to earn Genk a share of the spoils. With their hopes now hanging by a thread, Sporting next travel to FC Basel 1893 on 22 November, when Genk will visit Videoton FC with qualification in mind.

Last updated: 10/11/12 0.15CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

genk

Genk

1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
22
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
4
XandãoXandão
3
TshimangaKatuku Tshimanga
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars
Yellow Card29
Red Card59
5
KoulibalyKalidou Koulibaly
Yellow Card25
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
Goal64
7
HylandKhaleem Hyland
Substitution67
11
CapelDiego Capel
Substitution87
8
Joseph-MonroseSteven Joseph-Monrose
Substitution77
15
RojoMarcos Rojo
9
VossenJelle Vossen (C)
Yellow Card90+4
16
ViolaValentin Viola
Yellow Card14
Substitution63
10
GoriusJulien Gorius
20
LabyadZakaria Labyad
Substitution84
16
NgongcaAnele Ngongca
Yellow Card27
41
CédricCédric
19
BuffelThomas Buffel
48
InsuaEmiliano Insua
Yellow Card35
20
NadsonNadson
77
ElíasElías (C)
21
Dani FernándezDani Fernández

Substitutes

12
MarceloMarcelo (GK)
26
KötelesLászló Köteles (GK)
10
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
6
HubertDavid Hubert
18
CarrilloAndré Carrillo
Substitution87
11
HamalainenBrian Hamalainen
21
RinaudoFabián Rinaudo
14
PletGlynor Plet
Substitution67
Goal90+1
34
Tiago IloriTiago Ilori
Substitution84
36
MasikaAyub Masika
Substitution77
86
FernandesGelson Fernandes
Substitution63
38
SchrijversSiebe Schrijvers
87
BetinhoBetinho
45
KumordziBennard Kumordzi

Coach

Frank Vercauteren (BEL) Mario Been (NED)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)

Fourth official

Henrik Andren (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Markus Strömbergsson (SWE), Tobias Mattsson (SWE)

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