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Last-gasp Bakenga sinks Standard

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 21.03CET
R. Standard de Liège 1-2 Esbjerg fB
Mushaga Bakenga struck in the 95th minute as the visitors shocked Guy Luzon's men on their first group stage appearance.
Last-gasp Bakenga sinks Standard
Mushaga Bakenga hit a late winner for Esbjerg ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 21.03CET

Last-gasp Bakenga sinks Standard

R. Standard de Liège 1-2 Esbjerg fB
Mushaga Bakenga struck in the 95th minute as the visitors shocked Guy Luzon's men on their first group stage appearance.

A goal deep into added time from substitute Mushaga Bakenga secured three points for group stage newcomers Esbjerg fB and inflicted a first defeat of the season on R. Standard de Liège at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

Without a win in their last four domestic outings, it was no surprise to see the visitors struggle early on, but after a rocky first half-hour they showed their potential and went ahead courtesy of Mick van Buren. Mujangi Bia levelled three minutes after entering from the bench, but Bakenga had the final say to seal the win.

Holding a perfect league record after seven games, as well as wining all six in qualifying, the hosts duly imposed themselves from the off. Julien De Sart rattled a shot at goal which visiting captain Hans Henrik Andreasen did outstandingly well to block, before Paul-José Mpoku tested goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow with a curling free-kick.

Early substitute Michy Batshuayi whistled two efforts a fraction wide, but, as the half wore on, Niels Frederiksen's side showed that it was no fluke they disposed of AS Saint-Étienne in the play-offs as Jakob Ankersen drove over before a goal-line clearance from Jelle Van Damme denied Emil Lyng.

Belief continued to grow in the Esbjerg ranks and the visitors were rewarded on 63 minutes when Lyng was slipped in down the left and his powerful cross was met by the head of Van Buren. Bia was thrown on by Guy Luzon in response, and with his first real contribution he stroked in from the edge of the area after Paul-José Mpoku had laid the ball off.

There was more to come, however, as in the 95th minute Esbjerg broke at pace and Ankersen was released on the right, pulling back to the waiting Bakenga, who made no mistake.

Last updated: 27/09/13 14.29CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

esbjerg

Esbjerg

1
KawashimaEiji Kawashima (GK)
1
RønnowFrederik Rønnow (GK)
4
OpareDaniel Opare
2
HansenKian Hansen
7
GhoochanneijhadReza Ghoochanneijhad
Substitution71
3
P. AnkersenPeter Ankersen
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo
Yellow Card21
Substitution26
6
LekvenMagnus Lekven
Substitution85
11
BulotFrédéric Bulot
9
Van BurenMick Van Buren
Goal63
Substitution84
Yellow Card90+5
15
De SartJulien De Sart
10
LyngEmil Lyng
26
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
19
J. AnkersenJakob Ankersen
Yellow Card90+2
36
ArslanagicDino Arslanagic
20
AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen (C)
37
Van DammeJelle Van Damme (C)
23
KnudsenJonas Knudsen
40
MpokuPaul-José Mpoku
24
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Substitution59
75
Alpaslan OzturkAlpaslan Ozturk
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution62
33
AskouJens Berthel Askou

Substitutes

28
HubertGuillaume Hubert (GK)
30
RosenørnMathias Rosenørn (GK)
8
StamRonnie Stam
4
Drobo-AmpemDavidson Drobo-Ampem
17
BuyensYoni Buyens
5
BergvoldMartin Bergvold
Substitution85
21
VainqueurWilliam Vainqueur
Substitution62
8
J. AndersenJeppe Andersen
23
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
Substitution26
11
BakengaMushaga Bakenga
Substitution59
Goal90+5
25
KanuKanu
15
LaursenRyan Laursen
63
Mujangi BiaGeoffrey Mujangi Bia
Substitution71
Goal74
31
RasmussenJesper Rasmussen
Substitution84

Coach

Guy Luzon (ISR) Niels Frederiksen (DEN)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)

Fourth official

Audrius Jagintavičius (LTU)

Additional assistant referees

Sergejus Slyva (LTU), Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)

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