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Second-half rally pushes Genk past Thun

Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 21.32CET
KRC Genk 2-1 FC Thun
The Belgian side struck out on their own at the head of Group G as goals from Julien Gorius and Jelle Vossen earned victory.
by Berend Scholten
from KRC Genk Arena
Second-half rally pushes Genk past Thun
Thun's Andreas Wittwer (left) attempts to dispossess Genk's Thomas Buffel ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 21.32CET

Second-half rally pushes Genk past Thun

KRC Genk 2-1 FC Thun
The Belgian side struck out on their own at the head of Group G as goals from Julien Gorius and Jelle Vossen earned victory.

KRC Genk maintained their perfect record in UEFA Europa League Group G by posting a 2-1 victory against FC Thun.

The visitors defended ruggedly throughout but their resistance was shattered ten minutes after the restart when Julien Gorius found the net. The home team consolidated their lead shortly after the hour courtesy of Jelle Vossen, with Josef Martínez's added-time reply proving too little too late.

On the back foot for long stretches, it was Thun who showed the early sparkle, Martínez drawing a fine save from László Köteles after some neat build-up play. In the blink of an eye, though, Benjamin De Ceulaer was then denied by visiting goalkeeper Guillaume Faivre, before Vossen headed wide.

Genk's technical proficiency came to the fore in the second half, Fabien Camus's free-kick falling kindly into the path of Gorius, whose low strike deflected in. Mario Been's team did not have to wait long to rubber-stamp their advantage either, Vossen leaping majestically to turn in Anele Ngongca's centre.

As the clock ticked down, Thomas Buffel and Vossen both spurned decent opportunities, while Christian Schneuwly's firm effort was beaten away by Köteles. Thun midfielder Martínez subsequently made no mistake from close range, but the full-time whistle followed almost immediately after his goal.

Last updated: 05/10/13 0.03CET

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Lineups

genk

Genk

thun

Thun

26
KötelesLászló Köteles (GK)
1
FaivreGuillaume Faivre (GK)
2
MbodjiSerigne Mbodji
Yellow Card11
3
SchenkelLukas Schenkel
Yellow Card68
3
TshimangaKatuku Tshimanga
8
SiegfriedMichael Siegfried
5
KoulibalyKalidou Koulibaly
Yellow Card53
11
MartínezJosef Martínez
Goal90+3
9
VossenJelle Vossen (C)
Goal63
15
SchneuwlyMarco Schneuwly
Substitution60
10
GoriusJulien Gorius
Goal55
16
CássioCássio
Substitution64
15
CamusFabien Camus
Substitution88
17
HedigerDennis Hediger (C)
Yellow Card15
16
NgongcaAnele Ngongca
21
Nelson FerreiraNelson Ferreira
Substitution72
19
BuffelThomas Buffel
Substitution73
26
ReinmannThomas Reinmann
23
De CeulaerBenjamin De Ceulaer
Substitution64
28
WittwerAndreas Wittwer
Yellow Card48
45
KumordziBennard Kumordzi
33
LüthiBenjamin Lüthi

Substitutes

22
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
22
MoserDavid Moser (GK)
6
OjoKim Ojo
5
SulmoniFulvio Sulmoni
11
HamalainenBrian Hamalainen
7
ZuffiLuca Zuffi
17
SimaeysJeroen Simaeys
9
SadikBerat Sadik
Substitution60
35
LimbombeAnthony Limbombe
Substitution73
10
KrstićMilos Krstić
Substitution72
36
MasikaAyub Masika
Substitution64
19
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
Substitution64
38
SchrijversSiebe Schrijvers
Substitution88
35
Sanogo JuniorSekou Sanogo Junior

Coach

Mario Been (NED) Urs Fischer (SUI)

Referee

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Assistant referees

Alasdair Ross (SCO), Stuart Stevenson (SCO)

Fourth official

David McGeachie (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Euan Norris (SCO), Alan Muir (SCO)

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