Dennis Emmanuel helps Club Brugge cruise into UCL

Dennis Emmanuel helps Club Brugge cruise into UCL

Dennis Emmanuel came off the bench for David Okereke and scored the match winner in Club Brugge’s 2-1 UEFA Champions League second-leg play-off match against LASK Linz on Wednesday.

Emmanuel scored a minute after his introduction to help his side secure a 3-1 aggregate victory that also sees them pick a spot in the competition proper.

 


Brugge were on a seven game unbeaten run in all competitions, heading into Wednesday’s game, and held a 1-0 advantage from the first-leg against the Austrian side.

 

It was home side who opened scoring in the encounter, through Hans Vanaken (70′) – he scored the only goal in the Austria.

 

Four minutes later the visitors caused a panic as they responded with a goal of their own, from the penalty spot.

 

Making his return to action, Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau, had served a one match suspension after picking up a second yellow in the game against Dynamo Kyiv.

 

He was introduced as a second half substitute (46′) and turned provider (89′) for the Nigerian Dennis Emmanuel who scored what proved the match-winner.

 

Today, the African quartet; including Senegal’s Krépin Diatta, will find out their group opponents in the competition.

 

They have been placed in Pot 3 alongside Lyon, Leverkusen, Salzburg, Olympiacos, Valencia, Inter Milan and Iyayi Atiemwen’s Dinamo Zagreb.

 

 

The UEFA Champions League group stage draw will hold on August 29 in Monaco.

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