Luhansk "Zorya" defeated the Belgian "Gent" in the away match of the 5th round of the group stage of the Conference League. The match at the Gelamco Arena ended with the victory of the hosts with a score of 4:1.
The Buffaloes immediately began to act number one and opened the scoring in the 20th minute. 18-year-old Malik Fofana made a solo pass from the center circle and from the edge of the penalty area accurately shot low into the far corner.
In the second half, the Belgian club increased their lead in the score - first, Luhansk defender Arseniy Batagov scored an own goal, and then Gift Orbán and Omri Gendelman scored.
By the way, in the match of the opening round of the group stage of the Conference League, which took place in September in Lublin, Poland, "Zorya" snatched a draw from "Gent" (1:1).
We will add that in another match of the fifth round of this group, the Israeli Maccabi Tel Aviv beat the Icelandic Breidablik on the road (1:2).
Thus, before the final round, "Zorya" (4 points) finally lost the chance to reach the playoffs of the Conference League. Gent (13 points) and Maccabi Tel Aviv (12) guaranteed their participation in the playoffs ahead of schedule. "Breidablik" (0), like the Luhansk club, was left without a European Cup spring.
In the final round of the group stage of the Conference League on December 14, Zorya will host Breidablik in Lublin
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