Standard reaches Europa quarterfinals

BY foxsports • March 18, 2010

Dieudonne Mbokani scored a brilliant solo effort to give Standard Liege a 1-0 win over Panathinaikos as the Belgian champion moved into the quarterfinals of the Europa League with a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Three minutes into first-half injury time, Mbokani flicked a high ball away from three defenders, controlled it on his thigh and volleyed past Panathinaikos goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas.

Already carrying a 3-1 lead from the first leg, it was all Standard needed to control the rest of the match.

Boosted by a fervent home crowd of 26,000, Standard dominated from the first whistle, with Panathinaikos never threatening to get back into the last-16 match.


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