Cho Kyu-sung (Meatwillan) finally scored his first goal in European club competition with a penalty kick of his own.
Mittwylan scored a 5-1 victory at home against OMONIA (Cyprus) in the second leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) third qualifying round match for the 2023-2024 season at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark, on Monday (Sept. 18), thanks to a penalty kick from Cho Kyu-sung in the 27th minute.
After losing the first leg 0-1 to OMONIA on Nov. 11, the victory made the aggregate score of the first and second legs 5-2 and secured their place in the playoffs.
Meatwillan will now face Legia Warsaw (Poland) in the playoffs (Game 1 on April 24, Game 2 on April 31 – all times local) to advance from the group stage.
Mittwylan won a penalty kick in the 24th minute of the first leg, which gave them a numerical advantage after OMONIA midfielder Ioannis Koutsoulos was sent off.
Cho Kyu-sung stepped up to take the penalty for Mitwillan and made no mistake.
Cho had missed a penalty in the fourth round match between Vejle and 2023-2024 Danish Superliga on March 13.
This time, however, he atoned for his penalty miss five days earlier with a confident right-footed shot that rattled the net.
It was Cho’s fourth goal of the season (including three in the regular season) and his first against European clubs.
Mitwylan equalized in the 31st minute through OMONIA’s Andronikos Kakoulis, but took the lead again in the 43rd minute through a header from Franculinho.
Franculinu added a second in first-half stoppage time with a right-footed finish from the right side of the goal area, and Mitwylan went into the break with a 3-1 lead.
Mitwylan extended their lead 19 minutes into the second half when Franculinho completed his hat-trick with a stunning left-footed scissor kick from the edge of the penalty area.
Cho Kyu-sung was subbed off in the 34th minute and returned to the bench, and Meatwillan completed the 5-1 victory with a 35th-minute finish from Amin Gigovic.
Meanwhile, Hong Hyun-seok’s Ghent (Belgium) also joined the UECL playoffs with a win over Pogon Szczecin (Poland).
Ghent lost the second leg of their UECL Third Qualifying Round match against Pogon Szczecin 1-2 on the road, but punched their ticket to the playoffs with a 5-0 win in the first leg to go 6-2 overall.
Hong Hyun-seok came off the bench and entered the fray in the 27th minute of the second leg, 카지노사이트킴 but was unable to earn an attacking point.
Gent’s playoff opponent will be Apoel (Cyprus).