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Standard saves Belgian honour in Europe

Thanks Standard. While Club Brugge, Anderlecht and Racing Genk this week’s European smash went to save the Rouches Thursday evening the Belgian honour in the Europa League. Standard defeated the Turkish Akhisar Belediyespor 2-1 thanks to goals from Emond and Djenepo.

Standard stood against the Turkish European debutant for, at least on paper, the easiest task. The people of liège immediately took the initiative and came after seventeen minutes ahead. Renaud Emond headed home after a corner kick in the 1-0 against the nets. Long Standard not enjoy the advantage. Akhisarspor came on the half-hour alongside. Onur Ayik left Ochoa in the recovery after a corner kick won’t stand a chance.

Even before the break were the (few) opgedaagde thuissupporters a second time cheer. Moussa Djenepo, man in form, vloerde the visiting goalkeeper Oztürk with a rake header: 2-1 after 41 minutes. Immediately after the revival escaped Standard to the equalizer. Ayik if suddenly only on Ochoa sound but Laifis saved on the line. Then diluted the spelbeeld and grossierden both teams are in wrong passes.

Among the visitors was Mustafa Yumlu ten minutes before time is excluded with a second yellow card. Despite the man put the Turks in the final stage everything in order to obtain a point from the fire to drag, but Standard held.

Still in group J lost groepsfavoriet Sevilla with 2-1 in the Russian Krasnodar. The Spaniards had on the first weekend of Standard with 5-1 knocked off. Krasnodar then won with 0-1 in Turkey and leads with 6 on 6 for Sevilla and Standard (3 points). Akhisarspor is last with 0 6.

On October 25, plays Standard host for Krasnodar and take Sevilla and at home against Akhisarspor. The first two should go to the sixteenth-finals.

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