Odense and Getafe bow out
Odense and Getafe both bade farewell to the UEFA Europa League after playing out a 1-1 draw in testing conditions in
Getafe took a first-half lead through
That left both sides - the bottom two teams in Group H - facing a nervous wait to see how second-placed
Getafe, who brought to an end a seven-match winless streak with an impressive comeback win at Sevilla at the weekend, enjoyed a great start tonight as they took the lead after just 16 minutes. The visitors had already tested home goalkeeper
The Spanish side found themselves having to do some defending after that though as Odense had efforts from
The hosts continued to push for an equaliser after the break and they almost found it in the 72nd minute when substitute Andreas Johansson`s header was brilliant turned around the post one-handed by the diving Oscar Ustari.
Eric Djemba-Djemba then fired a shot just wide from the edge of the box as time started to run out on Odense to get back on level terms. However, the Danes did managed to get the breakthrough in stoppage time through Andreasen.
Utaka did well to get to the byline before cutting the ball back to Andreasen 10 yards out and his half-volley flew past Ustari and into the far side of the net, however it would prove to be nothing more than a consolation as both Odense and Getafe ended up tumbling out of the tournament.