- Jerome Ngom Mbeleki scored his second goal in the UEFA Europa League this season
- Sheriff Tiraspol however fell at home to group leaders Slavia Prague, courtesy of a late Muhamed Tijani strike
- Sheriff Tiraspol have been eliminated from this season’s UEFA Europa League while Slavia are sure to win the group
Moldovan champions, Sheriff Tiraspol have been knocked out of the UEFA Europa League following their 2-3 defeat to Slavia Prague on Thursday at the Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena.
Cameroon international Jerome Ngom Mbeleki scored for the hosts but it wasn’t enough as Slavia got a late goal to ensure they return home with maximum points that keep them at the top of group G with 12 points after five round of matches.
A 95th minute penalty from Nigerian forward, Muhamed Tijani secured the win for the Czech side on the dramatic night in Romania.
Václav Jurečka put the visitors ahead after 17 minutes but Colombian sweeper Cristian Tovar leveled matters on struck of half-time to ensure Sheriff remained in contention.
Ngom completed the turn around of events when he scored the second after 56 minutes to reignite the hosts chances of picking maximum points to stay in the running for round of 16 qualification.
Norwegian midfielder Christos Zafeiris equalized for the visitors with 12 minutes remaining on the clock before Tijani completed the comeback victory with his last-gasp strike.
Despite Ngom’s second goal in eight Europa League games this season and sixth goal in 23 matches overall Sheriff loss and have been eliminated from the competition with a game in hand.
The Moldovan giants will focus their attention on the domestic championship to enhance their chances of returning to continental competition next season.
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