UYL report and highlights: Genk 5 Chelsea 1

Abid almost gave Genk a fourth. Poor passing out the back allowed Diawara to set him up with what seemed like an easy finish, but he could only sky it over.

The Belgian side grabbed their fourth of the game with another attack which left us exposed at the back. John played a simple pass to Abid who had time to compose himself and finish past Sharman-Lowe.

It got worse as Myers’ men made yet another mistake at the back and with the ball ping-ponging around the area, their second-half substitute Daro Cutillas-Carpe swept home from inside the penalty area.

A disappointing exit from the competition for our young Blues.

Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Ted Sharman-Lowe; Josh Brooking Alfie Gilchrist, Bashir Humphreys (Brodie Hughes 75); Dion Rankine (Silko Thomas 45), Ben Elliott (Charlie Webster 45), Xavier Simons (c), Lewis Hall; Joe Haigh (Jude Soonsup-Bell 45), Jayden Wareham (Bryan Fiabema 76), Harvey Vale.

Unused Subs: Prince Adegoke, Ronnie Stutter.

Scorers: Lewis Hall 71 (p).

Booked: Harvey Vale 89.

Genk (4-3-3): Brent Stevens; Lucas Beerten, Kamiel Van De Perre, Madi Nsosemo, Tuur Rommens (c); Maarten Swerts, Jay-Dee Geusens; Bilal El Khannous (Lars Michels 81), Kelvin John (Deniz Arabaci 86), Adnane Abid, Sekou Diawara (Daro Cutillas-Carpe 77).

Unused Subs: Nolan Martens, Sofiane El-Taibi, Raf Smekens, Zenxo De Boek.

Scorers: Sekou Diawara 18, 66; Jay-Dee Geusens 57; Adnane Abid 77; Daro Cutillas-Carpe 90+3.

Booked: Tuur Rommens 58;

 

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