The official website for European football

Esbjerg eye top spot after Standard double

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 22.58CET
Esbjerg fB 2-1 R. Standard de Liège
Mick van Buren struck twice to down Guy Luzon's visitors and keep the hosts in the hunt for pole position in Group C.
Esbjerg eye top spot after Standard double
Esbjerg celebrate after Mick Van Buren put them ahead ©AFP/Getty Images
SSI Err

Standings

Last updated: 20/06/2014 00:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 22.58CET

Esbjerg eye top spot after Standard double

Esbjerg fB 2-1 R. Standard de Liège
Mick van Buren struck twice to down Guy Luzon's visitors and keep the hosts in the hunt for pole position in Group C.

Esbjerg fB's hopes of topping UEFA Europa League Group C remain alive after Mick van Buren struck twice to help Niels Frederiksen's men complete a double over R. Standard de Liège.

Already guaranteed a berth in the round of 32, the hosts' quest for first place seemed to be ending after Igor De Camargo cancelled out Van Buren's opener. However, the Dutch forward scored his second of the evening with 11 minutes left to make sure his team remain three points behind section leaders FC Salzburg, whom the Danish side meet meet on matchday six in Austria.

Despite having their exit already confirmed, the visitors looked like they had a point to prove and dictated the play early on. Paul-José Mpoku rocketed a shot a whisker over the bar from 30 metres before Mehdi Carcela-González failed to control his strike from the edge of the area. Esbjerg offered little but registered with their first opening on 18 minutes when Emil Lyng's drive at goal deflected into the path of Van Buren who turned in from close range.

Guy Luzon's troops came out with renewed vigour after the restart and Mpoku created the equaliser in the 53rd minute, whipping a low cross from the left to the near post where captain De Camargo prodded in. Van Buren was smartly denied by Yohann Thuram-Ulien shortly after, but the keeper could do nothing to prevent the winner as a cross from the left ricocheted across the box, allowing Van Buren the easiest of tasks of rounding Thuram-Ulien and tapping in. 

Last updated: 03/12/13 17.48CET

Related information

Player profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Member associations
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Team profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000469/match=2012578/postmatch/report/index.html#esbjerg+seal+standard+double

Lineups

esbjerg

Esbjerg

standard liège

Standard Liège

1
RønnowFrederik Rønnow (GK)
30
Thuram-UlienYohann Thuram-Ulien (GK)
3
P. AnkersenPeter Ankersen
Yellow Card86
2
IandoliAlessandro Iandoli
Yellow Card43
4
Drobo-AmpemDavidson Drobo-Ampem
6
CimanLaurent Ciman
Substitution56
9
Van BurenMick Van Buren
Goal18
Goal79
7
GhoochanneijhadReza Ghoochanneijhad
Substitution67
10
LyngEmil Lyng
Substitution46
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo (C)
Goal53
11
BakengaMushaga Bakenga
26
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
19
AnkersenJakob Ankersen
33
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
Substitution85
20
H. AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen (C)
Substitution76
36
ArslanagicDino Arslanagic
21
LucenaJerry Lucena
Substitution84
40
MpokuPaul-José Mpoku
23
KnudsenJonas Knudsen
44
CisseIbrahima Cisse
33
AskouJens Berthel Askou
75
Alpaslan OzturkAlpaslan Ozturk
Yellow Card74

Substitutes

16
HøjbjergJeppe Højbjerg (GK)
1
KawashimaEiji Kawashima (GK)
2
HansenKian Hansen
Substitution76
11
BulotFrédéric Bulot
15
LaursenRyan Laursen
17
BuyensYoni Buyens
17
NielsenCasper Nielsen
Substitution46
20
BitonDavid Biton
Substitution85
24
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Substitution84
21
VainqueurWilliam Vainqueur
Substitution56
26
J. AndreasenJakob Andreasen
23
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
Substitution67
29
Gejel HansenJonas Gejel Hansen
37
Van DammeJelle Van Damme

Coach

Niels Frederiksen (DEN) Guy Luzon (ISR)

Referee

Cristian Balaj (ROU)

Assistant referees

Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU), Ovidiu Artene (ROU)

Fourth official

Valentin Avram (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

István Kovács (ROU), Marius Avram (ROU)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.