Europa League: Astra Giurgiu 2 Genk 2


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Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu ended in a draw the match against KRC Genk (Belgium) 2-2 (1-1) Thursday evening, in the first encounter of the Europa League last 32 qualification round.

The Belgian team led twice, but Astra equalised every time, the last goal being scored in 90th minute.

Scorers: Timoty Castagne (25th min.) and Leandro Trossard (83rd min.) for Genk and Constantin Budescu (43rd min.) and Takayuki Seto (90th min.) for Astra.

The return match will take place on February 23 in Genk.


Astra: 1. Silviu Lung Jr. — 2. Geraldo Alves, 22. Cristian Săpunaru (captain), 4. Fabrício — 77. Alexandru Stan, 8. Takayuki Seto, 80. Filipe Teixeira, 13. Junior Morais — 31. Alexandru Ioniță II (11. Daniel Florea, 64th min.), 21. Daniel Niculae (9. Sergiu Buș, 63rd min.; 17. Viorel Nicoară, 80th min.), 10. Constantin Budescu. Coach: Marius Șumudică.

Genk: 70. Mathew Ryan — 41. Timoty Castagne, 2. Jakub Brabec, 4. Omar Colley, 21. Jere Uronen — 8. Bennard Kumordzi (27. Sander Berge, 64th min.), 28. Brian Heynen — 22. Siebe Schrijvers, 24. Alejandro Pozuelo (Captain; 9. Jean-Paul Boetius, 75th min.), 14. Leandro Trossard (19. Thomas Buffel, 88th min.) — 77. Mbwana Samatta. Coach: Albert Stuivenberg.

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