Gent grabbed a confidence boosting win over Icelandic side Breidablik to go top of Group B in the Europa Conference League. Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side won 5-0, with goalkeeper Davy Roef also saving a last minute penalty to keep the sheet clean. Going into the game, Gent had won one and drawn one so far. With Zorya and Maccabi Tel Aviv not playing, Gent now sit top, with opponents Breidablik bottom having not picked up a point yet.
Omri Gendelman, who was sent off against Cercle Brugge over the weekend, grabbed his first goal for the club within 10 minutes. Five minutes later the Israeli midfielder turned provider as he set up Hugo Cuypers for the second. Cuypers then got his second four minutes later with Tarik Tissoudali grabbing the assist. Just before half-time, the Moroccan got himself on the scoresheet to give the hosts a commanding lead.
Tottenham summer target Gift Orban was introduced before the hour mark, and just a few minutes later he was on the scoresheet, with Hyun-Seok Hong grabbing the assist. This was Orban’s first goal since the 20th August when he scored against Sint-Truiden.
Gent face an inform Standard Liege this weekend, with their next European game being away to Breidablik on the 9th November.