Ghana's Joseph Painstil stars as Genk thrashed Besiktas 4-2 in Turkey

Published on: 26 October 2018

Joseph Painstil played an instrumental role as Genk defeated Besiktas 4-2 in the UEFA Europa League in Turkey on Thursday.

The Ghana international lasted for 75 minutes as the high flying Belgian side move top of group I.

Tanzanian forward Mbawana Samatta scored the opener in the 23rd minute after early dominance from Genk. The striker grabbed his second of the night as Genk doubled their lead in the 69th minute.

The game then had a great finale in the final twenty minutes as Brazilian forward Vagner Love pulled one back for Besiktas in the 74th minutes.

The Belgians regain their two-goal lead after Dieurmerci Ndongala poked in a third in the 81st minute.

Two minutes later Genk made it 4-1 with a strike from Jacob Piotrowski.

Vagner Love scored his second for Besiktas with four minutes remaining but it was too late for the Turks to stage a comeback.

However, his compatriot Joseph Aidoo was an unused substitute in the game.