Europa League - Group E
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Jordi Gomez beats Kemar Roofe's Europa League record with longest-range goal

Jordi Gomez celebrates his long-range goal
Jordi Gomez has been at Omonia Nicosia since 2018

When Kemar Roofe set a Europa League record for the longest-range goal in the competition's history last week, he probably thought it would stand for some time.

It actually lasted just seven days.

Roofe's goal for Rangers from just inside his half was a beauty of a strike but it was bettered on Thursday by ex-Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez.

The 35-year-old, who now plays for Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus, rolled back the years against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, launching a free-kick from inside his own half over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

Jordi Gomez's goal
Gomez's goal was scored from 61.2 yards

Gomez's goal was scored from 61.2 yards, eclipsing Roofe's effort from 55.4 yards.

While Roofe's goal helped Rangers to a 2-0 win against Standard Liege, Gomez's proved to be only a consolation as his side lost 2-1.

Gomez's goal has caused some debate on social media, with some people claiming it should not have stood because the ball appeared to be moving when he hit it.

Not to worry, someone will probably break the record again next week...

Line-ups

Omonia Nicosia

  • 40Ribeiro de Freitas
  • 15Hubocan
  • 6Luftner
  • 22Lang
  • 17Lecjaks
  • 8Gomes da Silva
  • 16Gomez Garcia-PencheBooked at 78mins
  • 11BauthéacSubstituted forKousoulosat 90+3'minutes
  • 13PapoulisSubstituted forAsanteat 81'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 21Tzionis
  • 18DurisSubstituted forKakoullisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Panagi
  • 4Shehu
  • 5Geraldo Rosa
  • 7Sene
  • 30Panagiotou
  • 31Kousoulos
  • 35Mavrias
  • 70dos Santos
  • 75Loizou
  • 80Kakoullis
  • 88Asante
  • 98Kyriakides

PSV Eindhoven

  • 38Mvogo
  • 33TezeBooked at 69mins
  • 8Hendrix
  • 28Boscagli
  • 31Max
  • 27Götze
  • 6Sangaré
  • 30ThomasBooked at 46mins
  • 10Ihattaren
  • 9Malen
  • 23MaduekeSubstituted forFeinat 83'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 11Fein
  • 13Unnerstall
  • 16Müller
  • 17Mauro Júnior
  • 37Ledezma
  • 39Hungria Martins
  • 49Kjølø
  • 55Saibari Ben El Basra
Referee:
Donatas Rumsas

Match Stats

Home TeamOmonia NicosiaAway TeamPSV Eindhoven
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Omonia Nicosia 1, PSV Eindhoven 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Omonia Nicosia 1, PSV Eindhoven 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Omonia Nicosia. Michael Luftner tries a through ball, but Andronikos Kakoullis is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Omonia Nicosia. Ioannis Kousoulos replaces Eric Bauthéac.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Omonia Nicosia 1, PSV Eindhoven 2. Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mohamed Ihattaren (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Götze.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Omonia Nicosia. Ernest Asante tries a through ball, but Marinos Tzionis is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philipp Max (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Booking

    Ernest Asante (Omonia Nicosia) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Ernest Asante (Omonia Nicosia) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  11. Booking

    Adrian Fein (PSV Eindhoven) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adrian Fein (PSV Eindhoven).

  13. Post update

    Ernest Asante (Omonia Nicosia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Ihattaren.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, PSV Eindhoven. Adrian Fein replaces Noni Madueke.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Omonia Nicosia. Andronikos Kakoullis replaces Michal Duris.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Omonia Nicosia. Ernest Asante replaces Fotios Papoulis.

  18. Booking

    Jordi Gómez (Omonia Nicosia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Ibrahim Sangaré (PSV Eindhoven) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jordi Gómez (Omonia Nicosia).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1CFR Cluj21103124
2Roma21102114
3Young Boys201123-11
4CSKA Sofia201102-21

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal22005146
2Molde22003126
3Rapid Vienna200213-20
4Dundalk200215-40

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Leverkusen21016333
2Hapoel Be'er Sheva21013213
3Slavia Prague210123-13
4Nice210136-33

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Benfica22007256
2Rangers22003036
3Lech Poznan200225-30
4Standard Liege200205-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Granada21102114
2PSV Eindhoven21013303
3PAOK Salonika20201102
4Omonia Nicosia201123-11

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AZ Alkmaar22005146
2Napoli21011103
3Real Sociedad21011103
4HNK Rijeka200215-40

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester22005146
2Sporting Braga22005146
3Zorya Luhansk200215-40
4AEK Athens200215-40

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan22006156
2Lille21106334
3Celtic201135-21
4Sparta Prague200217-60

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Villarreal22008446
2Maccabi Tel-Aviv22003126
3Sivasspor200247-30
4FK Qarabag200214-30

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Royal Antwerp22003126
2Tottenham21013123
3LASK210146-23
4Ludogorets200246-20

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RZ Pellets WAC21105234
2CSKA Moscow20201102
3Dinamo Zagreb20200002
4Feyenoord201114-31

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hoffenheim22006156
2Red Star Belgrade21015323
3Slovan Liberec210125-33
4KAA Gent200215-40
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