WEEKEND EUROPEAN ROUND-UP
EXTRA TIME
KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, August 23, 2016
It was good weekend for Perry Kitchen and Bjørn Johnsen as Hearts thrashed Inverness CT, while Cole Grossman scored to help Stabaek to a shutout victory.

Scotland

Perry Kitchen started, while Bjørn Johnsen made his Hearts' debut in the 74th minute that earned and emphatic 5-1 win over Inverness CT at Tynecastle Stadium.

Goals from Don Cowie and Conor Sammon gave the Jambos a 3-0 lead over their guests. Then Johnsen, who moved to the team in July, would introduce himself to the Hearts faithful in the 78th minute when his cheeky back-heel pass would allow Sam Nicholson to score from a long-range effort. Nicholson scored his second goal a minute later.

Hearts' first win of the season moved them up to fifth place with four points.

Netherlands

Rubio Rubin started and saw 70 minutes of action as Utrecht fell 2-1 to AZ Alkmaar.

Devesio Payne did not dress as FC Groningen lost a thrilling 4-3 encounter to FC Twente. The team are still looking for their first points of the season as they remain rooted at the bottom of the Eredivisie standings.

Norway

Cole Grossman scored a goal and registered an assist as struggling Stabaek got a much needed 3-0 win over Aalesund.

The midfielder opened the scoring for the Blue Ones in the 16th minute. Moussa Nije would set up Grossman to take a curling shot from outside the box that sent the home side fans into a frenzy.

Grossman turned provider 14 minutes later when he set up Mohammed Keita to take a similar curling shot that found the back of the net.

Luc Kassi rounded out the scoring for Stabaek in the 86th minute as he collected a pass from Ohi Omoijuanfo and slipped his shot past the Aalesund goalkeeper.

The win moves Stabaek up to 14th place which is the relegation playoff spot.

Elsewhere, Ethan Horvath started in net for Molde as they earned a 4-2 win over Odd.

Alex de John watched from the bench as Start settled for a 1-1 tie with Sogndal.

Sweden

Brendan Hines-Ike watched from the bench as Orebro suffered a 2-0 defeat to AIK Stockholm.

Switzerland

Caleb Stanko came on as a substitute in the 66th minute as Vaduz blanked St. Gallen 2-0.
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