EUROPA LEAGUE: Utrecht embarrassed by Differdange

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THURSDAY 18TH JULY
EUROPA LEAGUE SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING – FIRST LEG

FC DIFFERDANGE 03

2-1

FC UTRECHT

El Rafik 26, 57

H.T

1-1

Mulenga 2

In front of 1,500 of their own travelling supporters, FC Utrecht stumbled at the first hurdle of Europa League qualifying tonight, as they suffered a shock defeat in Luxembourg to FC Differdange 03 losing by two goals to one.

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Wantaway striker Jacob Mulenga gave the visitors a good start in the second minute, a cross from debutant Kenny Teijsse was met by the head of striker for the opening goal.

The Zambian then had a great chance to double the lead just after the restart, but he hit the post with his finish.

Utrecht became vulnerable at the back and Differdange were level on 26 minutes. Moroccan striker Omar El Rafik scoring the equaliser and after the break he found the net again on 57 minutes.

Head coach Jan Wouters stated after the game this was the worst defeat under his leadership at the club.

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