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Cork City's conquerors still going strong in Europa League

Genk beat fellow Belgian side Gent, who earned a surprise win over Tottenham in the last round.

Genk players celebrate with their supporters after beating Cork back in August.
Genk players celebrate with their supporters after beating Cork back in August.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

CORK CITY’S CONQUERORS Genk progressed to the Europa League quarter-finals tonight.

They drew 1-1 on the night and won 6-3 on aggregate, dumping out fellow Belgian side Gent, who earned a surprise win over Tottenham in the last round.

Their progress further highlights a creditable display from the League of Ireland side, who matched Genk for large portions of their two-legged qualification tie last August, with the 3-1 aggregate score flattering the Belgians amid a closely fought affair.

Timothy Castagne all but ensured Genk’s progress into the last eight when he scored on 20 minutes, before Louis Verstraete hit an 84th-minute consolation for the visitors.

Elsewhere tonight, a 2-1 win on the night for Roma was not enough, as Lyon beat them 5-4 on aggregate.

Collated Europa League last 16, 2nd leg results on Thursday:

Anderlecht (BEL) 1 (Acheampong 65) APOEL (CYP) 0

Anderlecht win 2-0 on aggregate

Borussia Moenchengladbach (GER) 2 (Christensen 26, Dahoud 45+2) Schalke (GER) 2 (Goretzka 54, Bentaleb 68-pen)

Schalke win on away goals 3-3

Roma (ITA) 2 (Strootman 17, Tousart 60-o.g.) Lyon 1 (Diakhaby 16)

Lyon win 5-4 on aggregate

Manchester United (ENG) 1 (Mata 70) Rostov (RUS) 0

Manchester United win 2-1 on aggregate

Ajax (NED) 2 (B. Traoré 23, Dolberg 45+3-pen) Copenhagen (DEN) 0

Ajax win 3-2 on aggregate

Krasnodar (RUS) 0 Celta Vigo (ESP) 2 (Mallo 52, Aspas 80)

Celta Vigo win 4-1 on aggregate

Besiktas (TUR) 4 (Aboubakar 10, Babel 22, 75, Tosun 84) Olympiakos (GRE) 1 (Elyounoussi 31)

Beskitas win 5-2 on aggregate

Genk (BEL) 1 (Castagne 20) Gent (BEL) 1 (Verstraete 84)

Genk win 6-3 on aggregate

Additional reporting by AFP

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