Gent defeats Luhansk and advances to the UECL round of 16 Hong Hyun-seok is in rehabilitation

Ghent players rejoicing after scoring a goal

Belgian professional soccer team Gent, whose national team midfielder Hong Hyun-seok left the line due to injury, is on the verge of advancing to the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League (UECL).

Ghent defeated Zorya Luhansk (Ukraine) 4-1 in the 5th game of Group B of the 2023-2024 UECL group stage held at Gelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium on the 1st (Korean time).

With this win, Gent, who went undefeated in 5 group stage games (4 wins, 1 draw) and accumulated 13 points, firmly maintained its lead in Group B.

Gent will advance to the UECL round of 16 as first place just by drawing in the final group match against Maccabi Tel Aviv (12 points, Israel).

Even if they lose to Tel Aviv and fall to second place, they can advance to the round of 16 of the UECL if they win the playoffs against the third-place team in their Europa League group.

Hong Hyun-seok, who attracted attention by contributing to winning the gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held this year, was selected for the A national team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann during the A match in November, but left the game without being able to play due to a stress fracture in his left shin.

Hong Hyun-seok has since been ‘excluded’ from his team.

Gent went 4-4 on this day with Malik Fofana’s first goal in the 20th minute of the first half, Luhansk Arseny Batagov’s own goal in the 4th minute of the second half, and additional goals by Guipre Orban in the 10th minute of the second half and Omri Gandelman in the 30th minute of the second half. We advanced to 0.

Luhansk was only able to make up one point thanks to Denis Nakhnoini in the 37th minute of the second half. 토토사이트

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