Stade Maurice Dufrasne - Liege 19/09/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Standard Liège - Esbjerg
1-2
 

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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
 

Match statistics

Standard Liège
Esbjerg

1

Goals scored

2

44

Possession (%)

56

25

Total attempts

17

12

on target

8

7

off target

6

6

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

1

6

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

11

10

Fouls suffered

8

334

Passes

424

262

completed

318

Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

esbjerg

Esbjerg

1Kawashima (GK)1Rønnow (GK)
4Opare2Hansen
7Ghoochanneijhad
Substitution71
3P. Ankersen
10De Camargo
Yellow Card21
Substitution26
6Lekven
Substitution85
11Bulot9Van Buren
Goal63
Substitution84
Yellow Card90+5
15De Sart10Lyng
26Ben Haim19J. Ankersen
Yellow Card90+2
36Arslanagic20Andreasen (C)
37Van Damme (C)23Knudsen
40Mpoku24Diouf
Substitution59
75Alpaslan Ozturk
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution62
33Askou

Substitutes

28Hubert (GK)30Rosenörn (GK)
8Stam4Drobo-Ampem
17Buyens5Bergvold
Substitution85
21Vainqueur
Substitution62
8Andersen
23Batshuayi
Substitution26
11Bakenga
Substitution59
Goal90+5
25Kanu15Laursen
63Mujangi Bia
Substitution71
Goal74
31Rasmussen
Substitution84

Coaches

Guy Luzon (ISR) Niels Frederiksen (DEN)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Press kits

Last updated: 19/09/2013 21:17 CET

Standings

Last updated: 20/09/2013 12:59 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
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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