Luuk de Jong placed himself with Sevilla for the knock-out phase of the Europa League on Thursday evening. The Spaniards won 2-5 at the Luxembourg Dudelange and are therefore sure to hibernate.
Substitute De Jong came into the field six minutes after halftime at Sevilla, when the visitors were already leading 0-4 at Stade Josy Barthel through goals from Munas Dabbur and Munir El Haddadi in the first half.
El Haddadi signed for a hat trick in the 67th minute, after which Dudelange saved the honor in the final stage. Danel Sinani first made it 1-5 in the 69th minute and reduced the margin to three eleven minutes later.
Because of the resounding victory, Sevilla comes out on twelve points in four games, while last-minute Dudelange remains stuck on three points. APOEL Nicosia won 2-1 on Thursday against Qarabag and is second with four points. Number three Qarabag also has four points.
Seville was already very successful in the Europa League this decade, as the Spanish subtopper won the second most important club tournament in the 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons.
Basic customer Vilhena wins with Krasnodar
In group C, Tonny Vilhena and FC Krasnodar booked a home win over the Turkish Trabzonspor: 3-1. The first two goals were already scored in the first half by an own goal from Serkan Asan and a goal from Manuel Fernandes. Ivan Ignatyev made the 3-0 in injury time and the final chord was for Trabzonspor.
As usual, Vilhena was at the kick-off at Krasnodar. The 24-year-old midfielder played just like in the first three Europa League-games with FC Basel (5-0 loss), Getafe (1-2 loss) and Trabzonspor (0-2) the full ninety minutes.
FC Basel beat Getafe 2-1 and is leading Group C with ten points. Getafe and Krasnodar have four points less and Trabzonspor is at the bottom with one point.
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