Thursday, February 16, 2012
Late Genkov goal saves Wisla Krakow
Tsvetan Genkov's late goal in the dying moments of the match saw 10-man Wisla Krakow draw 1-1 with Standard Liege in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 32.
With heavy snow falling and low temperatures, Wisla Krakow, without a question, was the better side during the game. In the early minutes of the match, Lukasz Gargula missed a one-on-one with the opponent's goalkeeper. His shot went wide. Couple minutes later, Gargula hit the crossbar from a free-kick.
Wisla went down to 10-man when Mchal Czekaj saw a red card in the 26th minuet for fouling Yoni Buyens inside the penalty box area. Czekaj was sent off and Standard were awarded a penalty kick. Gohi Bi Cyriac scored from the spot to give Standard a 1-0 lead.
However, even with 10-man, Wisla managed to keep pressure coming and showed heavy heart throughout the match. Wisla had their chances but none could have reached the back of the net.
In the 88th minute, Wisla pulled back when Maor Melikson crossed in a perfect ball, which bounced couple times right before the goal and later hit Genkov in the chest and flew into the back of the net.
Wisla: Sergei Pareiko - Milan Jovanovic, Osman Chavez, Michal Czekaj, Junior Diaz - Patryk Malecki (57. Ivica Iliev), Gervasio Nunez, Lukasz Gargula (78. Andraz Kirm), Cezary Wilk, Maor Melikson - Genkov
Match Highlights after the jump:
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 5:45 PM