In a match between two back-to-back teams, Charleroi came out on top against Kortrijk. For Charleroi, it was only the first win of the season, and KVK are still waiting for their first hat-trick.
Mpenza is making worthy progress
Both teams were desperate for a first hat-trick. However, only Charleroi seemed to understand the dire situation in which she found herself. From the beginning of the match, the search for the opening goal began. Great opportunities did not materialize.
Only after 25 minutes did Vandenberghe have to make the first save. De Neve clumsily headed the ball into the foot of Elimaharitra, who did not hesitate and fired a shot. As the ball took a deflection, Kortrijk’s goalkeeper had to make a fantastic save.
Suspended: Kortrijk played very poorly and in half an hour he won the award. The stupid loss of the ball led to a perfectly executed attack by Charleroi. Ilimaharitra cleverly sent Mpenza through to take a 1-0 lead at once.
A wake-up call for Kortrijk, who was suddenly able to play football and create chances. She hit the goal line twice but did not cross it.
First, Rugeli blocked a shot from Joao Silva’s header. Then – after a moment of catching from Kofi – Andreu was in the path of Kadri’s shot. The men returned to the end of the first half without an equaliser.
Kortrijk is irresistible
Kortrijk gathered courage from the final attack in the first half and appeared sharper in the second half. We had to wait for opportunities until substitute Davies, aided by the sun, caused problems for Coffey to no avail.
KVK soon returned to the same pattern and allowed Charleroi to go for a 2-0 scoreline. Isaac Mbenza wanted to crown himself king of the match with a second goal, but Vandenberg deprived him of the throne twice.
His deputy, Dan Hemans, also failed to register. However, it was served to him on a platter, but he decided to recklessly indulge in everyone’s disappointments and his own.
Kortrijk’s final attack almost led to an unexpected point, but Coffey showed with a stunning display on Ojo’s shot why he remains the undisputed No.1 against Charleroi.
It gives Charleroi a satisfying first win of the season. The crisis appears to have been averted there for some time. In Kortrijk you will flourish even more today. With 2 out of 24 it remains at the bottom of the rankings.
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