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Conference League: Ghent has its destiny despite slow share in Ireland

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Despite just one win in five games, the Buffaloes will qualify if they win against Molde on the sixth and final day, November 3, at Gelamco Arena.

La Gantoise were left cold as Shamrock Rovers scored their first goal of this Conference League campaign. In an offensive transition, Towell, who received the ball on the edge of the Ghent area, delivered a cross to the far post and placed a cross on Gaffney’s head (1-0, 3rd).

Salah looked to equalize from close range after picking up Depoitter’s ball six meters out, but that was without Mannes’ (19th) wonderful save. Hjulsager again required goalkeeper intervention with a long-range effort, the latter lying down to save a powerful send-off (43rd).

On his way back from the locker room, it was the post that came to the Irishman’s rescue, while Godot took over, almost by himself, from Coomes on the right (53rd). After having a goal disallowed for offside, Ferisaj (73rd) was shown a second yellow card and Rovers were reduced to ten.

Outnumbered, Ghent managed to equalise, Godot was picked off by Kums on the left and Hong found himself at the entrance of the small rectangle to shoot Mannus (1-1, 74). Coomes missed the last chance in a fight with the Irish goalkeeper (80th).

La Gantoise (5 points) can still take second place if they win against the Norwegians on November 3, behind Djurgarden (13 points), who beat Molde (7 points) 3-2. Rovers are dead last with 2 points.

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