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Quarter-finals 1st leg


JUE 13.04.2017 | NEWS

Celta edge closer to Europa League semis

Goals from Pione Sisto, Iago Aspas and John Guidetti gave Eduardo Berizzo's men a 3-2 win at home to Genk in their quarter-final first leg.


JUE 13.04.2017

RC Celta 3-2 Genk

Celta took a big step towards a first ever appearance in the Europa League semi-finals when they came from behind to beat Genk at home in their quarter-final first leg. The Belgian side took the lead with their first attempt on goal, Jean-Paul Boetius netting with a diving header but the hosts responded quickly.

Danish forward Pione Sisto swept in the equaliser from a John Guidetti backheel in the 15th and Iago Aspas put them ahead only three minute later when he intercepted a poor pass out of defence and drilled a low shot inside the far post. It was the Spaniard’s fifth goal of the competition. Swedish striker Guidetti netted the third just before halftime with a low shot from the edge of the area.

Genk pulled back a second goal against the run of play midway through the second half when Thomas Buffel nodded in at the back post, but Celta finished with a narrow advantage to take to Belgium next week. The return leg is on April 20.

As it happened: Celta v Genk

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