Acheampong, Asare secure qualification; Inaki, Luckassen shipped out

Frank Acheampong With TeammateFrank Acheampong qualifies with Anderlecht

Trio Frank Acheampong, Bennard Kumordzi and Nana Kwasi Asare celebrated wildly on Thursday night after securing qualification to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The biggest winner on the night was defender Nana Kwasi Asare who watched his team-mates snatched a 2-2 draw at the White Hart Lane and progressed on a 3-2 aggregate.

Anderlecht qualified via a 3-3 aggregate score against Zenith. Wing-back Frank Acheampong played 89 minutes for the Royal Club while young defender Emmanuel Adjei-Sowah warmed their bench but French-born Dennis Appiah was not part of the game.

Midfielder Bennard Kumordzi climbed off the bench in the 89th minute to play for Genk who pipped Romanian side Astra Guirgui 1-0 at the Luminus Arena. Kumordzi played an influential role the first leg tie in Romania as they drew 2-2.

Spain-born Inaki Williams played the full 90 minutes but failed to find the net for Athletic Club as they succumbed to a 2-0 away loss at APOEL Nicosia and lose by 4-3 on aggregate.

Meanwhile, Olympique Lyon made a mockery of AZ Alkmaar after thrashing them 7-1 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Dutch-born Derrick Luckassen played full throttle for the losers.

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