Jupiler Pro LeagueRacing Genk continues to build momentum from the Cup Final. Thanks to Theo Bongonda, the Limburgers took the full booty on Bosuil at the final stage. However, Antwerp came to the fore an hour later via Miyoshi, Raphaelov’s substitute. Onuachu and Bongonda finally put the skewed stance right in relation to Van den Brom who jumped into second place.
The Champions Qualifiers began with Antwerp-Genk. A game that’s been full of excitement this season. In the previous two games in the league, there was no need for the counter to keep track of eleven goals, so there were five more. Antwerp collapsed a little first and Genk left the ball. Then just a lawyer. Mbukani gave an excellent performance as the target man, but Botha and Hongla’s attempts were repulsed. Left back De Laet had pulled all the way forward in that attack, breaking much of the grief. Genk turned quickly. Eto’o went deep into De Lat’s back and served Onwacho who was still kicking the ball, but Bongonda easily finished off the ball on the far post. Genk is in a seat midway through the first half and Limburger practically kept the match in control for the rest of the first half. Vandevoordt only had to take action once with a shot from Le Marchand.
Shadow of the Golden Shoe
Antwerp came together smoothly, especially along the right side with a lead role for Botta, but seizing the opportunities was really tough. Mbukani did the role, but Lamkelle Zi was anything but flashy. Did Raphaelov’s absence – often the man from the last pass – play a role? The shadow of the golden shoe still hangs over the brown owl. I gave Genk a lot of space to hack a few times, but she was very neglectful about it. Just before the break, Onwacho missed half a chance.
Antwerp ignited the fuse immediately after the breakage. Botha overtook Arteaga again and again, but Mbukani was unable to score the equalizer. Lamkel kicked Zee Vandfordt from close range, but he was still 1-1 with the hour mark. Then Le Marchand reached the corner. The Frenchman headed to the far center. Antwerp was on fire for fifteen minutes. Miyoshi couldn’t help but get close to Vandfordt, but he swerved a lot. Genk groans and becomes the “Great Old” instantly 2-1. Losing the ball to Thorstvedt and Mbokani with a nice touch for Miyoshi who is now over. The invitation to Raphaelov died again.
30 for Unwacho
The Great Old took the beat of the match and Genk couldn’t find the space, but suddenly out of nowhere he hit the cup winner. Bongonda fired the ball to Onwacho, who was allowed to slash the Batubensika very easily. The Nigerian put his 30th goal of the tournament precisely in the corner. The match seemed to be heading towards a fair tie, but then Bongunda was back again. After recovering from Cuesta, Eto’o received a flawless cross and Botha came late to keep Bongonda in the far corner for the winning goal. The golden status of Genk that rose to second place, but Club Brugge would not be dissatisfied either. By beating Anderlecht, Brugge players could already deepen their gap to ten points on Sunday.
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