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Undefeated Genk see off Thun

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.17CET
FC Thun 0-1 KRC Genk
Mario Been's Group G winners will go into the round of 32 unbeaten after a narrow victory over Thun, who finish bottom of the standings.
Undefeated Genk see off Thun
Jelle Vossen scored Genk's winner ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.17CET

Undefeated Genk see off Thun

FC Thun 0-1 KRC Genk
Mario Been's Group G winners will go into the round of 32 unbeaten after a narrow victory over Thun, who finish bottom of the standings.

KRC Genk finished their UEFA Europa League Group G campaign undefeated by edging FC Thun 1-0 in Switzerland. 

The Belgian side had already secured top spot, prompting coach Mario Been to ring the changes as a number of fringe players were given an opportunity to impress. Genk's winner arrived in the 31st minute when Jelle Vossen found the net from close range. The visitors will find out their route to the quarter-finals when the draw is made for the round of 32 and 16 from 13.00CET on Monday.

Thun, aiming for their second group stage victory, nearly opened the scoring after 15 minutes when Christian Schneuwly forced a low save from Kristof Van Hout. The visitors subsequently took control of the first period, Siebe Schrijvers shooting into the arms of David Moser shortly before the opening goal. Ayub Maskia powered through the Thun defence, crossing low for Vossen, who turned the ball in with the outside of his right foot for his third goal of the campaign.

Thun made a better fist of things in the second half, and had several opportunities to level. The Schneuwly brothers were instrumental in their revival, as first Marco found space before curling wide, before Christian Schneuwly set up Milos Krstić, who missed the target with a first-time shot.

Marco Schneuwly went close again on 72 minutes when the striker's effort on the stretch was well saved by Genk keeper Van Hout. Cássio should perhaps then have hit the target from 16 metres as the clock ticked down, but the forward mistimed his shot and blasted over.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.06CET

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Lineups

thun

Thun

genk

Genk

22
MoserDavid Moser (GK)
22
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
3
SchenkelLukas Schenkel
2
MbodjiSerigne Mbodji
5
SulmoniFulvio Sulmoni
3
TshimangaKatuku Tshimanga
8
SiegfriedMichael Siegfried
9
VossenJelle Vossen (C)
Goal31
Substitution63
10
KrstićMilos Krstić
Substitution59
17
SimaeysJeroen Simaeys
15
SchneuwlyMarco Schneuwly
35
LimbombeAnthony Limbombe
17
HedigerDennis Hediger (C)
36
MasikaAyub Masika
19
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
Substitution59
38
SchrijversSiebe Schrijvers
Yellow Card10
Substitution76
21
Nelson FerreiraNelson Ferreira
Substitution71
39
GerkensPieter Gerkens
28
WittwerAndreas Wittwer
40
WalshSandy Walsh
33
LüthiBenjamin Lüthi
45
KumordziBennard Kumordzi
Substitution84

Substitutes

1
FaivreGuillaume Faivre (GK)
30
GielenBrian Gielen (GK)
7
ZuffiLuca Zuffi
10
GoriusJulien Gorius
Substitution76
9
SadikBerat Sadik
Substitution59
16
NgongcaAnele Ngongca
Substitution84
11
MartínezJosef Martínez
Substitution59
Yellow Card87
18
MakraouYoussef Makraou
Substitution63
14
SchindelholzNicolas Schindelholz
21
Ofori-AppiahWillem Ofori-Appiah
16
CássioCássio
Substitution71
37
CrouxJordy Croux
44
CastagneTimoty Castagne

Coach

Urs Fischer (SUI) Mario Been (NED)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Cristian Nica (ROU), Aurel Oniţă (ROU)

Fourth official

Octavian Șovre (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU), Cristian Balaj (ROU)

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