EA Guingamp 2-0 FC Dinamo Minsk
Claudio Beauvue and Christophe Mandanne struck to earn Guingamp a second Group K win, Dinamo paying for Igor Stasevich's penalty miss.
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• Claudio Beauvue and Christophe Mandanne score first competition goals
• Dinamo's Igor Stasevich misses from the spot
• Guingamp finish third consecutive Group K outing without conceding
• Dinamo now three matches without a goal
• Next games: Guingamp v Fiorentina, Dinamo Minsk v PAOK (27 November)
Goals from Claudio Beauvue and Christophe Mandanne in a 2-0 victory over FC Dinamo Minsk helped EA Guingamp move a step closer to progressing from UEFA Europa League Group K.
Beauvue's opening goal came just before the break before Mandanne's late strike confirmed the win for the French side, who had Jonas Lössl to thank for saving Igor Stasevich's second-half penalty.
Beauvue fired a warning shot on 28 minutes when he headed just wide from Sambou Yatabaré’s cross, and found the net a minute before half-time. Laurent Dos Santos found Mandanne with a superb lofted pass but Dinamo defender Sergei Politevich came across to make an excellent tackle, only to suffer the misfortune of diverting the ball into the path of Beauvue, who poked in with his outstretched left leg.
The visitors looked set to score their first goal in three Group K matches when Christophe Kerbrat's clumsy challenge on Chigozie Udoji just inside the Guingamp penalty area presented Stasevich with the chance to score from the spot in the 54th minute. However, Lössl guessed correctly and saved with a low dive to his left. Adama Diomande might have atoned for Dinamo's failure from the resulting corner but misdirected his close-range header.
Mandanne's solo run almost brought Guingamp their second goal but his effort struck the post, and the woodwork again denied him from an acute angle with nine minutes left. However, he got his reward with four minutes remaining when he brilliantly swept in Beauvue's right-wing cross.