Genk vs Antwerp: Limburgers Dominate to Secure Third Place – Match Highlights and Analysis

2024-04-06 20:55:00

With a six out of six to start their campaign, the Limburgers temporarily take third place in the standings (30 points) while Antwerp remains fifth (26 points).

Dominating in the first quarter of an hour, Genk created multiple opportunities, including a corner from which Mujaid Sadick recovered a lost ball but whose point-blank shot was blocked by a defender. Antwerp (18th).

After committing several fouls, Vincent Janssen saw the match referee give him a yellow card following a sole on Anouar Ait El Hadj (32nd). On the next action, Genk had a new opportunity. After a solo exercise in the rectangle, Toluwalase Arokodare armed a shot saved by Senne Lammens (34th).

Just before the end of the first period, Ait El Hadj opened the scoring for the Limburgers. By cutting into the axis of the rectangle from the left wing, the former Anderlecht player sent a brushed shot which returned with the help of the bar and which was unstoppable for the Antwerp goalkeeper (44th, 0-1 ).

In the second half, Jacob Ondrejka was close to imitating his Limburg counterpart but fortunately for Genk, Maarten Vandevoordt was attentive and deflected the ball with a nice tap (52nd).

The Limburg goalkeeper made another save at the end of the match on a cross narrowly deflected by Chidera Ejuke (90th + 3). Zakaria El Ouahdi had the 0-2 ball at the end of his foot but failed to win his face-to-face with Lammens (90th + 4).

Sunday, the second day of the Champions Playoffs will continue with Union Saint-Gilloise – Cercle Bruges (1:30 p.m.) and the Topper between Club Bruges and Anderlecht (6:30 p.m.).

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