Group stage (Group C) - 21/10/2010 - 21:05CET (20:05 local time) - José Alvalade - Lisbon
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Sporting - Gent 5-1 - 21/10/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

Liedson leads Sporting as Gent fall

Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 22.50CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal 5-1 KAA Gent
Liedson struck twice on his 300th Sporting appearance as the tournament's top scorers opened up a five-point lead in Group C.
by Pedro Goncalves
from Estádio José Alvalade
Liedson leads Sporting as Gent fall 
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SportingGent

Goals scored5
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
3
Attempts off target9
 
6
Corners9
 
2
Fouls committed9
 
18
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Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 22.50CET

Liedson leads Sporting as Gent fall

Sporting Clube de Portugal 5-1 KAA Gent
Liedson struck twice on his 300th Sporting appearance as the tournament's top scorers opened up a five-point lead in Group C.

Sporting Clube de Portugal continued their free-scoring form, taking their tally to a competition-leading 12 goals from three UEFA Europa League games and opening up a five-point advantage in Group C.

KAA Gent held out for only seven minutes and by the break were 4-1 down, Hélder Postiga adding a fifth on the hour. But it was Liedson's night, as he scored the second and then, after Gent pulled one back, adding another on his 300th Sporting appearance.

Diogo Salomão had swiftly set the tone. A great cross from Postiga found the winger at the far post, and he finished with no Gent player in sight. It was the perfect start for the Lisbon side and six minutes later Liedson fired past Bojan Jorgačević for Sporting's 200th goal in this competition and its UEFA Cup predecessor on his own landmark night.

Gent reacted well, as a free-kick deflected off the wall and was headed towards goal by Zlatan Ljubijankič. Sporting keeper Timo Hildebrand could not gather and Stef Wils beat him to pull one back.

Salomão made Jorgačević work to stop a shot in the 26th minute but within seconds it was 3-1 thanks to Liedson's powerful effort off the far post following a João Pereira cross from the left. Eight minutes remained in the half when Sporting increased their lead further, Evaldo supplying Maniche whose strike rebounded off Ljubijankič, hit his chest and went in.

Postiga ensured Sporting reached five goals for the second UEFA Europa League home game running after turning in a pass from Salomão. Sporting know a win in Belgium on 4 November would book their place in the round of 32; Gent, bottom of the section on one point, will seek victory themselves to revive their chances.

Last updated: 22/10/10 23.18CET

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Quotes

  • Liedson

    "There is a long road ahead of us and there are a lot of great teams, but we are playing well and we must continue this way"

  • Stef Wils

    "It is always nice to score, but if you lose 5-1 it is useless"

Lineups

sporting

Sporting

gent

Gent

30
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
29
JorgačevićBojan Jorgačević (GK)
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço (C)
5
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
Substitution44'
6
WilsStef Wils
Goal16'
5
EvaldoEvaldo
7
SmoldersTim Smolders
Substitution46'
8
ManicheManiche
Goal37'
Substitution63'
8
ThijsBernd Thijs (C)
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Yellow Card19'
Goal59'
10
AzofeifaRandall Azofeifa
26
André SantosAndré Santos
11
El GhanassyYassine El Ghanassy
Substitution67'
31
LiedsonLiedson
Goal13'
Goal27'
Substitution72'
14
BarićMario Barić
Substitution46'
33
Diogo SalomãoDiogo Salomão
Goal7'
22
ŠkarabotMatija Škarabot
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Yellow Card12'
28
IbrahimaConté Ibrahima
78
AbelAbel
30
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič

Substitutes

16
TiagoTiago (GK)
20
BruzzeseSébastien Bruzzese (GK)
2
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
Substitution44'
16
CoulibalyElimane Coulibaly
Substitution46'
Yellow Card79'
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
19
De SmetStijn De Smet
15
ValdesJaime Valdes
23
ArbeitmanShlomi Arbeitman
21
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
Substitution63'
24
SoumahoroYaya Soumahoro
Substitution67'
44
Nuno CoelhoNuno Coelho
25
WallaceWallace
77
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Substitution72'
31
GrondinChristophe Grondin
Substitution46'

Coach

Paulo Sérgio (POR) Francky Dury (BEL)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Assistant referees

Damien Mc Grath (IRL), Marc Douglas (IRL)

Fourth official

Padraigh Sutton (IRL)

Additional assistant referees

Anthony Buttimer (IRL), Neil Doyle (IRL)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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