CHIPOLOPOLO striker, Emmanuel Mayuka, scored his first goal of the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League when he helped Switzerland's BSC Young Boys defeat Kalmar FF of Sweden 3-0 on Thursday night in a third round return match.
And Rodgers Kola made a return from a calf injury and played the last 30 minutes for Belgium side KAA Gent who crashed out of the Europa League 4-0 on aggregate after they were stunned 0-3 at home by Hungary's Videoton.
Both Mayuka and Kola have been included in coach Herve Renard's squad to play South Korea in an international friendly match on Wednesday August 15 in Seoul.
Mayuka cancelled out Kalmar's first leg 1-0 win when he gave hosts Young Boys a first-half lead with a goal in the seventh minute much to the delight of the home crowd at Stade de Suisse in Bern.
Swiss midfielder Mario Raimondi doubled the lead in the 69th minute before Argentine striker Raul Marcelo Bobadilla sealed an emphatic win on 82 minutes for Young Boys to qualify to the play-offs 3-1 on aggregate.
Young Boys coach Martin Rueda rested Mayuka for Venezuela defender Alexander Gonzalez on the stroke of full-time to reserve the 21-year-old for Sunday's Swiss Super League match against FC Zurich.
In Belgium, Kola's Europa League campaign came to a bitter end when Gent suffered a humiliating 0-3 defeat to Videoton at home where they finished the match with nine-men after two players were sent off.
Kola was thrown into the fray on the hour mark at Jules Ottenstadion in Gentbrugge by replacing Croatia defender Mario Baric when Videoton were leading 0-1 courtesy of a 13th minute goal by Portugal midfielder Filipe Oliveira.
Serbia striker Nemanja Nikolic netted a brace in the 68th and 71st minutes to eject Gent who had Belgium midfielders Christian Bruls sent off for the straight red card on 64 minutes and substitute Mohamed Messoudi for a second yellow five minutes to full time.
Meanwhile, draws for the 2012-2013 Europa League draws were conducted yesterday with Mayuka's Young Boys pitted away to Danish side Midtjylland, while Kola's team would be up against a Switzerland side Luzern.
The ties will be played on August 23 with return legs set for August 30. The 31 winners will then enter the group stage draw of the competition, alongside 10 losers from the Champions League Play-off round and seven automatically qualified clubs.
This latter group includes last season's competitions winners Atletico Madrid and Italian representatives Napoli.