Genk hasn’t always been able to finish this season against a man one less. The last twenty minutes will show whether it will work tonight.
Not a good free kick from Bongonda, who put the ball into the goal.
Cook should come out. He mistook Genk’s player for a promising position outside the age of sixteen.
Lardotte gave Coucke yellow, but he still glanced at the screen. Meanwhile, he also gave Van den Broom yellow to protest.
Merabti starts a serious rush. His shot still has to be touched, it’s a corner.
Broadly cut shoots.
The goal is important! Lardot points to the central point.
Whoops, did Walsh go too far in the duel? Lardot goes to the screen…
The tags are correct! Walsh continues to fencing hard and then shoots again well, and Storm climbs into the goal 1-1.
At the start of the second half, Lukomi defended Cuesta, who may have had physical problems.
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45 + 1
The storm rolls into the short corner, and Vandevoordt is back on the road again.
We get two minutes of overtime.
Genk does it on the counterattack! First Coucke is able to save on Paintsil’s slider, Bongonda puffs restart to dry on ropes.
Bongonda crashes into the side grille.
Both teams deserve each other in this first half. The question is, who can really hurt the opponent’s defense?
Treacherous pass from Arteaga. The ball goes away, KV Mechelen gets away well here.
Shved starts dribbling and cleverly aims for the short corner. Vandvoordt was not surprised.
The opening minutes were promising, but then Genk’s performance wasn’t great. KV Mechelen recovers the ball faster than at the beginning.
Halfway through the first half, ten minutes had passed since we saw any perceptible danger on goal.
Twenty minutes into this match. It’s still 0-0 so far. As always, it will be important to decide which team scores first.
Genk had more possession than most of Mechelen’s opponents and started with enthusiasm. Even in KV, they have already shown that it can be dangerous.
Micklin passes. Shved advances and plays Walsh, who does the interfering. Shved could again be insufficient with Walsh’s two crosses.
Genk loses the ball quickly and so KV Mechelen gets his first chance. Camargo taps Shved’s pass to Mrabti which shoots wide.
McKenzie’s header bounces into the corner wide.
Heynen heads the corner toward the goal, and Coucke controls.
Paintsil rushes to sixteen and so he creates the first chance himself. Coucke tacks well on his low zip.
The kick-off was given. Can van den Broom save his skin?
The KVM team is taking a beating for its place in the top four, and Genk coach Van den Broom is under heavy pressure. Peyre returns and Vranken also starts Shved and De Camargo. Among other things, the powerful Schoofs stand is missing. Van den Brom starts with Cuesta, Preciado and Oyen at the base. Ito and Onwacho are sitting on the sofa.
Gaëtan Coucke – Lucas Bijker – Sheldon Bateau – Sandy Walsh – Igor De Camargo – Nikola Storm – Samuel Oum Gouet – Karim Morabiti – Thibault Peyre – Vinicius de Souza Costa – Maryan Shved
Ron Baishuis – Dirk Asari – Ebe Sawers – Janis van Heck – Onur Kaia – Yannick Thueln – Gustav Engvall
Mark McKenzie – Gerardo Arteaga – Brian Heinen – Patrick Hrosovsky – Luca Owen – Martin Vandevoordt – Theo Bongonda – Josef Paintzel – Christian Thorstvedt – Carlos Cuesta – Angelo Preciado
Junya Ito – Mike Trésor Ndayishimiye – Jay-Dee Geusens – Paul Onuachu – Carel Eiting – Daniel Munoz – Vic Chambaere – Jhon Lucumí
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