Mohamed Amoura comes off the bench to earn Union St Gilloise a point in heated clash with Toulouse

Mohamed Amoura was the hero for Union St Gilloise as they came from behind to draw with Toulouse in their opening Europa League fixture. The 23-year-old came off the bench to replace an ineffective Gustaf Nilsson just after an hour to give the side an instant lift. Just seven minutes after coming on he had scored his first goal for the club, picking up Cameron Puertas’ pass to cut inside and fire beyond Guillaume Restes.

Both sides pushed, with the game having plenty of bite as neither was prepared to give an inch. Amoura almost scored a second, while fellow substitute Kevin Rodriguez forced a good save out of the teenage Restes. Late on the Ligue 1 side also had chances, with Luxembourg international Anthony Moris coming to the sides rescue to deny Yanis Begraoui.

Late on the French side were reduced to 10 men when Cape Verde defender Logan Costa was given a second yellow for a foul on Amoura. However, Union were unable to force a winner in the handful of minutes they had with a man advantage. Elsewhere, Liverpool beat LASK in Austria to top the group.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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