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2014/15 UEFA Europa League, 2014 First Round
  • Seydouba Soumah (11')
  • Guillaume Hoarau (9' PEN)
  • Yuya Kubo (18', 63')

Slovan Bratislava 1-3 Young Boys

Young Boys brushed aside eliminated Slovan Bratislava 3-1 to remain in the hunt for the next round of the Europa League.
Guillaume Hoarau's early penalty was cancelled out almost immediately by Seydouba Soumah, whose effort was the Slovakian side's first goal in five Group I matches.
But a brace from Yuya Kubo, one in each half, settled matters in the visitors' favour.
Both sides came out quickly, with action at either end before Young Boys went in front in the ninth minute.
Nicolas Gorosito was to blame for the goal, handballing in the penalty area to concede a spot-kick.
Hoarau beat Dusan Pernis with a cleanly hit effort into the bottom and within moments of the restart one of Jan Lecjaks or Sekou Sanogo might have made it 2-0.
Instead Pernis saved from the former and David Hudak blocked the latter's follow-up, interventions that paved the way for an equaliser within two minutes.
Soumah made his own luck, dispossessing Milan Vilotic in the centre of the park before haring forward and slamming right-footed past Yvon Mvogo.
The momentum swung back to Young Boys with a third goal in nine minutes, Scott Sutter nodding Lecjaks' free-kick across goal for Kubo, who obliged from close-range.
Sutter and Kubo combined again before the interval but this time the striker saw his header saved.
Two minutes into the second period Soumah had the chance to double his tally from a well-placed free-kick but missed the target, as did Lester Peltier from a similar position soon after.
Kubo then put daylight between the sides when Sutter, excelling on his 50th European appearance, left him with a virtually unmissable tap-in in the 63rd minute.
Erik Cikos wasted another Slovan chance before Young Boys tightened up to close the game out, with the home side trapped in defence as the final whistle came.
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