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2014-15 UEFA Europa League: Big League Recap of Second Qualifying Round

Updated on August 1, 2014

Aberdeen upsets Groningen 2-1 on aggregate

FC Groningen(Netherlands) vs Aberdeen FC(Scotland)

FC Groningen of the Netherlands came into this matchup ranked #184 by UEFA. Not a very great number but better than Scotland's Aberdeen FC their opponent. Aberdeen had a ranking of #320.

The first leg took place in Scotland and after a tough battle, the match ended in a 0-0 draw. Aberdeen had a total of nine attempts on goal with only three on target. Groningen could only manage five attempts with only two on target. Groningen had a whopping four players receive yellow cards compared to only one for Aberdeen.

The second leg took place in the Netherlands and Groningen coach Erwin Van De Looi had to be feeling good with his club level and playing at home for second leg. All that ended when Kieftenbeld fouled Pawlett in the box setting up a penalty goal by Rooney giving Aberdeen a 1-0 lead after 26 minutes. Things got worse for the home club as McGinn scored in the 33rd minute to give coach Derek Mcinnes's Aberdeen FC a commanding 2-0 lead. Kieftenbeld closed the lead before half with his goal in 44th minute.

Groningen could not manage any more goals as Aberdeen won the second leg 2-1 and advanced to the third qualifying round. Groningen did manage 19 total attempts on goal but only six were on target while Aberdeen was more on target with eight of their 13 attempts on target. Both clubs played a pretty clean match with each club getting one yellow card apiece.

For the Match-up Aberdeen had two yellow cards with both being from Hayes. Groningen had five total yellows with Lindgren earning two and one apiece for Kieftenbeld, Van der Velden and Hateboer.

SV Zulte Waregem cruises over Zawisza Bydgoszcz

SV Zulte Waregem(Belgium) vs Zawisza Bydgoszcz(Poland)

SV Zulte Waregem of Belgium came into the matchup ranked #132 by UEFA while Zawisza Bydgoszcz of Poland was ranked only #293.

The first leg took place in Belgium and Zulte Waregem started off fast with a goal in the eighth minute from Colpaert. Coach Francky Dury couldn't have been happier with the start but his joy was short lived as Drygas of Zawisza scored in 15th minute to level the score. The home crowd would get another goal right before half as Plet scored in 45th minute to give Zulte a 2-1 lead going into the half. Neither team would score again as Zulte claimed the victory. Zulte had a total of 13 attempts on goal but only four were on target while Zawisza also had four shots on goal on only nine total attempts. This match was sloppy as each club had three players booked.

The second leg took place in Poland with Jorge Paixao hoping his club could surprise Zulte and advance to next round. Of course Zulte had different thoughts and they didn't waste any time as Plet scored his second goal of matchup in the first minute to give the road club an early lead. Aneke scored early in the second half as Zulte took a 2-0 lead. Petasz gave they home crowd something to cheer for as he scored in 52nd minute to narrow Zulte's leads to 2-1. Zulte would add one more goal in 76th minute as O.Skulason scored to finish of the scoring as Zulte won 3-1 and advanced to next round with a 5-2 aggregate win.

Seven of Zulte's 14 attempts were on target while Zawisza had a massive 18 attempts but only three were on target. Zawisza played a very dirty match as four players recieved yellow cards and one player was given a direct Red card.

Zulte Waregem had four yellow cards issued to them during the round with N'Diaye receiving two and O'. Skulason receiving one yellow. Caceres scored the other yellow. Zawisza Bydgoszcz had seven yellow cards and one red card issued to them. Bernardo Vasconcelos got the red card while Samuel Aravjo, Joshua Silva, Wojcicki, Petasz, Ziajka, Strak and Wagner received the yellow cards.

FC Krasnodar destroys JK Sillamae Kalev

FC Krasnodar(Russia) vs JK Sillamae Kalev(Estonia)

In one of the most lopsided matchups i have seen FC Krasnodar of Russia defeated JK Sillamae Kalev of Estonia 9-0 on aggregate after winning 4-0 in Estonia and 5-0 at home.

Coach Oleg Kononov could not have been happier with his clubs showing in both legs of this matchup. Krasnodar had a total of 44 attempts on goal with 18 of these being on target. Wanderson scored three of these goals while Burmistrov, Laborde, Joaozinho, Bystrov, Ari and Gozinski all scored once.

JK Sillamae Kalev had only five shots on target for both legs on 22 attempts. This club was total out played by Krasnodar. The Russian club came into the matchup ranked #161 by UEFA while JK was only ranked #437.

FC Zorya Luhansk(Ukraine) beats KF Laci(Albania)

FC Zorya Luhansk of Ukraine ranked #181 by UEFA defeated KF Laci of Albania ranked #405 5-1 on aggregate to advance to the next round.

Things got started in Albania has Sheta had an own goal in 23rd minute putting Zorya in the lead. Second half goals from Ljubenovic and Boli gave Zorya a 3-0 first leg road win. Zorya won 2-1 at home in second leg with goals from Ignjatijevic and Budkivskiy. Laci did get on the board when Nimani scored in the 85th minute.

Zorya Luhansk had 35 total attempts with 11 on target during their matchup with Laci. The only downsize was the received five yellow cards with Vernidub getting two of them. Lipartia, Yarmash and Borodai each received one.


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