Kljestan, Dempsey score in Europa League

Kljestan, Dempsey score in Europa League

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Kljestan, Dempsey score in Europa League

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Sacha Kljestan's run of form is turning out to be anything but temporary.

Kljestan continued his strong season for Anderlecht, scoring a goal in the club's 5-3 triumph over Lokomotiv Moscow in their UEFA Europa League battle. His curling effort to the far corner dug Anderlecht out of an early 1-0 deficit and helped the Belgian side win its group, which should make for a more favorable result during Friday's knockout round draw.

Kljestan wasn't the only American to find the back of the net in the Europa League Wednesday, either. Clint Dempsey scored in Fulham's 2-2 draw with Odense BK, taking a layoff pass from Bobby Zamora and blasting a right-footed shot from the top of the box that give Fulham a 1-0 lead at the time. 

Fulham ended up blowing a two-goal advantage, though, conceding an equalizer in the waning seconds of stoppage time and settling for a 2-2 draw. As a result, Fulham will miss out on the knockout stage, because Wisla Krakow overtook the Cottagers for second place in their group with a victory over FC Twente. 

Highlights of both goals are after the jump:

KLJESTAN vs. LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW

DEMPSEY vs. ODENSE BK

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What do you think about both goals? Think Kljestan deserves a regular place on the national team considering how he's been playing? Disappointed Fulham won't be going any further?

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