Astana’s losing streak finally ends
They may be six-time Kazakh champions, but that hasn’t helped them at all in Europe.
Astana went into the game on a run of six successive defeats in the Europa League, with just a single goal to show. However, all that changed in Nur-Sultan following an impressive second-half comeback.
Shomko equalised just 10 minutes after the break before Antonio Rukavina’s cross bounced off Bernard for the winner.
Hryhorchuk’s side then survived an onslaught from Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood to record their first Group L win.