Antwerp dealt a sledgehammer hit Racing Genk on the last day of the regular competition. Genk thought he had his sheep on dry ground after two goals from Unwacho’s top scorer, but Antwerp put it all in the unexpected end.
Antwerp Racing Genk in a nutshell:
- Key moment: It was unclear for a long time whether Didier Lamquil’s target was an important costume. The VAR finally agreed to the target and this target has the wings of Antwerp. Ultimately it becomes 3-2.
- Man of the Match: With two goals, Paul Onwacho concluded the regular competition with 29 goals. However, he wasn’t the best man between the lines today. This honor belongs to Lior Raphaelov. With two assists, he decided the match in favor of Stam # 1.
- An amazing statistic: With 26 chances to score for Antwerp and 23 for Racig Genk, we didn’t see the season finale tonight. exactly the contrary. It was a great sight from start to finish, and more so in qualifying.
Genk seems certain, …
In a direct duel for second place, Racing Genk had the best results from the first blocks on Bosuil. Visitors came across Bongonda as an early threat, but he targeted Seck at close range.
After twenty minutes of play, Antwerp goalkeeper de Wolff had a bad save for Presiadio’s shot. Onwacho’s best scorer there was like a chicken to take advantage of the season’s 28th at close range.
The score due 0-1 only lasted into the second half. In the back of Antwerp, things went completely wrong. Onwacho – again – took the ball and scored a penalty kick after touching De Wolff and turning himself on.
… but still give it away
Then the Nigerian was changed tall and this resulted in a transformation. Lamkel Zé immediately took interest in the call goal after a nice solo action at 16 after they didn’t get the ball away at Genk after a few long shots.
And it seemed that the guests had gone to Limburg with the three points, but that was without Lior Raphaelov. With a perfect free kick and a similar corner kick, Deomercy Mbukani and Dylan Batubensika scored another two goals in extra time with his golden referee.
Thanks to the victory, Antwerp closes regular competition in second place, 13 points behind leaders Club Brugge.
- John van de Broome: “I’m disappointed after an unnecessary defeat. If you get to a safe lead 0-2 here, you have to keep it. We might have used the space more, but we were pushed back too far. That was tasteful. In the Cup final, we didn’t do well.” The duels lost a lot, especially in the recessions. “
- Frankie Vercuterin: “We played a two-faced match. We couldn’t put pressure in the first half, but then we turned it around without being effective. After the break, we played a very good game and won well in the end. After the break. We kept going with two clean goals and didn’t lose. That was. The team needs to. We kept playing football. My team was rewarded for their faith. “