The misconduct of RWDM supporters does not give Eupen a foregone victory. On the contrary, they only have to return to Brussels for 5 minutes. The Professional League changed the regulations, which means that the match must be completed behind closed doors. “This is a big disadvantage for us.”
Anyone who thought KAS Eupen could pull off a 0-5 win after the misbehavior of the RWDM fans would be wrong. The Professional League abolished this rule last summer.
If the match is stopped due to fan misconduct, it will be played behind closed doors at a later date. Eupen will soon have to travel to Brussels for another 5 minutes to defend their 0-1 lead.
“The game is not over yet,” said Eupen coach Christoph Henkel. “Unfortunately, this is a bad situation for everyone. We think it's unfortunate, but it is the way it is.”
“This is the rule: a team should not lose because of the misbehavior of its fans.”
“Obviously this is a big disadvantage for us, but we can't change it. We will have to play the last 5 or 6 minutes to maintain our victory.”
He added: “We are very disappointed that we were not able to complete the match. This is a very unfortunate situation, it is not good for football.”
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