It is clear that KV Oostende did not come to Brussels to play a 0-0 draw. The coastal team started the match with an open mind and advanced after ten minutes. D’Arpino fired a cannonball that overtook a desperate Morris at a speed of 153 kilometers per hour: 0-1.
Union, just like against OHL, tried to arrange things quickly, but never found a well-known fluent offensive game against a well-organized KVO. Two harmless shots from the second line, that’s all Union was able to do.
After the break, Union showed a completely different face. The host team pulled out all the stops and bombed Ostend from all sides. A goal was disallowed by Mituma for offside, and a shot from Teuma was diverted to the goal line by Medley, although they saw the ball over Union’s direction line.
In the end, KVO succumbed to constant pressure. Undav appeared to score from offside, but the 3D technique failed and so the VAR could not intervene: 1-1. In a nerve-wracking final, Union gave it all he had, but scoring was out of the question.
Union coach Phyllis Matsuo was still rocking against the referee after the whistle, but calmed down clearly before the TV interview, although he returned to the stage with a Teuma ball that may or may not have crossed the finish line: “I’ve seen the pictures. I won’t say anything about That. You must respect the arbitration. I will keep my analysis to myself.”
About the match itself: “We lose two points on a first-half basis. We were lacking in character and Ostend was better. Then there was a really good reaction after the break, and without some match facts against us, we could have won the match.”
“We certainly had enough chances after the break. We also scored the second goal, but it was not given to us. Despite everything, this season is still exceptional. Of course we would have liked to win this game to finish first, but the context of the match and certain elements prevented us Today, he got the three points.
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