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Lowly Gent end perfect Sporting record

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 20.50CET
KAA Gent 3-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal
The hosts took full advantage of Abel's 77th-minute dismissal by striking twice in the closing stages for a first Group C win.
Lowly Gent end perfect Sporting record
Ibrahima Conté (second right) celebrates putting Gent 2-1 ahead ©Getty Images
 

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GentSporting

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
1
Attempts on target5
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
9
Corners5
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
21
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Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 20.50CET

Lowly Gent end perfect Sporting record

KAA Gent 3-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal
The hosts took full advantage of Abel's 77th-minute dismissal by striking twice in the closing stages for a first Group C win.

KAA Gent secured their first victory in UEFA Europa League Group C at the expense of Sporting Clube de Portugal, striking twice in the last 11 minutes after Abel had been sent off for the visitors.

Carlos Saleiro equalised for Sporting seven minutes before the break after a penalty from Tim Smolders had given the Belgian team an early lead. The turning point, however, arrived 13 minutes from time when Sporting captain Abel was dismissed for collecting a second booking, paving the way for substitutes Ibrahima Conté and Shlomi Arbeitman to end the Lions 100% record in the section.

Sporting fashioned the first chance through Saleiro, who tested Gent goalkeeper Bojan Jorgačević, but were soon behind when Abel fouled Zlantan Ljubijankič and Smolders converted from the spot. Bernd Thijs came close to doubling the lead soon after, a miss which initially proved costly as 19-year-old debutant Cédric Soares delivered an excellent cross which Saleiro headed in.

Ljubijankič threatened a response at the beginning of the second half as Gent began to look the more likely side to forge ahead. Top of the group, Sporting were more than content to play on the counterattack but suffered a serious blow to their hopes of making it four wins from four in the group when Abel departed following a foul on Wallace.

Gent took full advantage, with Conté receiving the ball on the left and shooting right-footed past Timo Hildebrand. Arbeitman made sure there was no way back for Sporting soon after, heading in Yassine El Ghanassy's delivery from the right and confirming the Lions' first defeat by Belgian opposition in over half a century.

Last updated: 17/11/10 12.56CET

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Gent

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Sporting

29
JorgačevićBojan Jorgačević (GK)
30
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
3
ŠulerMarko Šuler
Yellow Card32'
2
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
6
WilsStef Wils
Substitution28'
5
EvaldoEvaldo
7
SmoldersTim Smolders
Goal7'
9
SaleiroCarlos Saleiro
Goal38'
Substitution69'
8
ThijsBernd Thijs (C)
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
11
El GhanassyYassine El Ghanassy
Yellow Card90'
21
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
14
BarićMario Barić
26
André SantosAndré Santos
Yellow Card26'
16
CoulibalyElimane Coulibaly
Substitution66'
33
Diogo SalomãoDiogo Salomão
Substitution79'
19
De SmetStijn De Smet
Substitution73'
41
CédricCédric
Substitution59'
25
WallaceWallace
44
Nuno CoelhoNuno Coelho
30
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
78
AbelAbel (C)
Yellow Card7'
Red Card76'

Substitutes

1
BoeckxFrank Boeckx (GK)
16
TiagoTiago (GK)
5
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit
Substitution28'
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
17
Van der BruggenHannes Van der Bruggen
8
ManicheManiche
22
ŠkarabotMatija Škarabot
15
ValdesJaime Valdes
Substitution69'
23
ArbeitmanShlomi Arbeitman
Substitution66'
Goal82'
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution59'
28
ContéIbrahima Conté
Substitution73'
Goal79'
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Substitution79'
31
GrondinChristophe Grondin
77
VukčevićSimon Vukčević

Coach

Francky Dury (BEL) Paulo Sérgio (POR)

Referee

Peter Rasmussen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Rix (DEN), Martin Wulff (DEN)

Fourth official

Michael Johansen (DEN)

Additional assistant referees

Thomas Vejlgaard (DEN), Michael Svendsen (DEN)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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