Club Brugge secured their place in the Europa League knockout stages as Group B winners after Lior Rafaelov's late goal earned them a 2-1 victory against HJK Helsinki on Thursday night.
Felipe Gedoz put Brugge in front from the penalty spot shortly before the half-hour mark at the Jan Breydel Stadium, but Helsinki were on level terms early in the second half when Macoumba Kandji headed home.
Second-half substitute Rafaelov earned all three points for the Belgian side two minutes from time when he angled...
Club Brugge had goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to thank for stonewalling Torino in a goalless draw that puts the Belgians on the brink of reaching the Europa League's knockout round.
The Australian goalkeeper was in fine form at the Stadio Olimpico and Torino striker Josef Martinez endured an especially frustrating night while leading the Italians' frontline.
Club are three points ahead of final-day opponents HJK Helsinki and boast a superior goal difference meaning their progression from Group B should be...
Israel international Lior Rafaelov plundered a first-half hat-trick as Club Brugge maintained their bid for a place in the knock-out stages of the Europa League in style.
Rafaelov struck three times inside 29 first-half minutes to hand the Belgians an unassailable lead in Copenhagen as they extended their unbeaten run in Europe this season to eight games with a fourth successive win on the road, Ruud Vormer cementing victory on the hour.
The 4-0 defeat was the home side's first loss at home in the...