KRC Genk Arena - Genk 03/10/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Group stage - Group G

Genk - Thun
2-1
 

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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
 

Match statistics

Genk
Thun

2

Goals scored

1

55

Possession (%)

45

19

Total attempts

23

12

on target

7

3

off target

7

4

blocked

9

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

9

4

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

8

464

Passes

368

384

completed

268

Lineups

genk

Genk

thun

Thun

26Köteles (GK)1Faivre (GK)
2Mbodji
Yellow Card11
3Schenkel
Yellow Card68
3Tshimanga8Siegfried
5Koulibaly
Yellow Card53
11Martínez
Goal90+3
9Vossen (C)
Goal63
15M. Schneuwly
Substitution60
10Gorius
Goal55
16Cássio
Substitution64
15Camus
Substitution88
17Hediger (C)
Yellow Card15
16Ngongca21Nelson Ferreira
Substitution72
19Buffel
Substitution73
26Reinmann
23De Ceulaer
Substitution64
28Wittwer
Yellow Card48
45Kumordzi33Lüthi

Substitutes

22Van Hout (GK)22Moser (GK)
6Ojo5Sulmoni
11Hamalainen7Zuffi
17Simaeys9Sadik
Substitution60
35Limbombe
Substitution73
10Krstić
Substitution72
36Masika
Substitution64
19C. Schneuwly
Substitution64
38Schrijvers
Substitution88
35Sanogo Junior

Coaches

Mario Been (NED) Urs Fischer (SUI)

Referee

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Press kits

Last updated: 03/10/2013 21:17 CET

Standings

Last updated: 04/10/2013 13:50 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
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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