Mat Ryan’s Racing Genk knocked out of Europa League

Mat Ryan’s Racing Genk knocked out of Europa League


Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan has been knocked out of the Europa League at the quarter-final stage.

His Racing Genk side trailed 3-2 after the away leg against Spaniards Celta Vigo, needing only a 1-0 win to progress to the semi-finals.

But Pione Sisto’s opener in the 63rd minute made the task that little bit harder, and although Leandro Trossard equalised only four minutes later, Genk could not find a decisive second and the match ended square at 1-1.

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Ryan is on loan at the Belgian club from Valencia until the end of the European season.

Elsewhere in the Europa League, Manchester United secured their berth in the last four courtesy of a 2-1 victory over RSC Anderlecht after extra time.

Henrikh Mkhytarian’s opener was cancelled out by Sofiane Hanni, but a 107th-minute Marcus Rashford effort broke the visitors’ hearts.

Looking dead and buried, 10-man Ajax scored two late goals in extra time to knock out FC Schalke 4-3 on aggregate. The Royal Blues led 3-0 with 10 minutes of the 120 remaining, on course to overturn a 2-0 away deficit.

But with barely seconds left on the clock, Amin Younes netted to send the Dutch powerhouse through, 3-2 on the night.

It took penalties to decide a heated tie between Besiktas and Lyon, with the Frenchmen prevailing 7-6 on penalties. Scores were locked at 3-3 after two legs.