Racing Genk did not succeed in achieving anything golden with the aim of spending the winter in the conference league. At home, Limburger’s side, who had never been in a game, did not progress further than a 0-0 draw against Hungarian side Ferencvaros.
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“We should be on top,” Wouter Franken predicted, and Ferencvaros announced himself up front as a strong contender and that image remained intact throughout the match. The result was a closed first half. Cegeka Square was looking forward to it. The tone is set with an impressive tifo, with DragonBall character Vegeta portrayed menacingly.
Genk started the match well against the Hungarian leader. This resulted in Bonsu Bah’s first chance. The young Ghanaian’s shot came within one meter of Debush’s goal. The initiative then went to the visitors, but Vandevoordt made a good save when Seger suddenly appeared in front of him after a free kick that he sent into the net.
However, the best chance of the first half went to Limberger. Joseph Paintsil, who was playing against his former club, came from the left and shot the ball at the intersection.
After the break, there was more life in the brewery, but both teams continued to keep each other off balance. Zeqiri had some good headed chances, Paintsil attempted a penalty and McKenzie threatened with a corner. On the other hand, Vandevoordt reacted appropriately when Zachariassen fled.
In an attempt to take control of the game, Franken threw striker Tolo a goal and the fast fence. To no avail, though Tolo proved useful in the final stage. After substitute Owusu fired a shot inside the post on behalf of Ferencvaros, the Nigerian striker was able to score on the goal line. In extra time, Tolo received a red card after a dangerous challenge.
So no goals in Limburg. As group favorites Fiorentina easily beat Kokariki (6-0), the Italians share the lead with Genk and Ferencvaros with five points each. This makes the return match in Budapest in two weeks even more important for Genk.
look. Paintsil: “Very happy with this draw”
Yellow turns red at Toluwalase Emmanuel Arokodare
End of the second half
Red card for Toulwalas Emmanuel Arukudar
VAR: Red card confirmed
Yellow card for Toulwalas Emmanuel Arukudar
But there is still a VAR check. This could turn red for Tolo after stepping on the heels of the Hungarian.
Joseph Paintsil is replaced by Anwar Ait El-Hajj
Tolo much more
It was that moment Tolo. It’s all or nothing on a cross from Cuesta. It will be the last. The test flies several meters at a time. Clearly it was anything but.
Ferencvaros hits the post!
After a corner kick, the ball ends up at the far post Owusu Kwabena. He does not hesitate and shoots directly at the post. Vandevoordt had no response. Genk runs away!
Christian Ramirez is replaced by Lorand Paschka
On the other hand, Vandevoordt also has to work. He keeps a curl towards the far post. Although it is possible that the attempt was widespread.
Face the son
Or after an empty corner with a powerful kick. Debush dodges.
Christopher Bah is replaced by Yira Sor, replaced by Andy Zekere, replaced by Toluwalasi Emmanuel Arukudar.
Franken with two new powers.
Aleksandar Besic replaces Christian Liszt
Owusu Kwabena, who has just come in, is disrespectful to his teammates and kicks high. Not the best option, because Ramirez had just gone 50 meters and Genk’s boys didn’t pick him up.
Christopher Zachariassen replaces Owusu Kwabena
More enthusiasm in this second act. With Paintsil now dangerous from the right flank after merging with Baah. However, Debush knows how to handle the Ghanaian’s advice.
Genk is surprised by a quick free kick. Zachariassen is clearly a bit tired because the run is not very smooth – he could head towards Vandevoordt. But the Genk goalkeeper stands firm. The goal could not have been awarded anyway, as the line referee deemed it offside.
Yellow card for Bilal Al-Khanous
Cracked shot from vendors territory Zakiri, but his attempt failed. They’re tough, those who Ferencvaros. They put their minds to it when they can.
In Debush’s hand
Good attack from Genk. Alkhnos finds Munoz. Zeqiri goes out in front of the goal. The Swiss was given a lot of space, but the header was directed too centrally – directly into the hands Debush. Had he opted for a corner kick it would have likely been bingo for Genk.
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