July 25, 2024

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Genek in the new system?  Olivieri makes his voice heard

Genek in the new system? Olivieri makes his voice heard

In the Champions League qualifiers, all eyes are logically on the title race, but European tickets are still to be handed out. In this regard, a major match is scheduled for Pentecost Monday. Then KRC Genk receives a visit from Antwerp.

The people of Limburg have gone through a particularly turbulent period. Racing started the qualifiers excellently, but then suffered a major setback with four consecutive defeats. Furthermore, head coach Wouter Franken was also bid farewell with immediate effect.

But now that the storm has calmed somewhat, people can once again focus on the only remaining goal: getting a ticket to Europe. From this standpoint, Monday’s match will be decisive. If Genk beats Antwerp, or even draws, they at least secure fifth place and play a jump-off match against AA Gent.

It’s all or nothing for the RAFC

Given the old form curve, there should be opportunities as well. The outgoing champion has lost eight of its last nine matches. But on the other hand, it will be all or nothing for Antwerp to win on Monday, just enough to remain eligible for European football.

Domenico Olivieri expects a tough match. He added, “We will certainly not underestimate them. We only have to look at ourselves and we will do that with the audience behind us. But it will certainly not be easy. At the end of the day, Antwerp did not come here to be slaughtered.” He said. The importance of Limburg.

Different game system?

From Genk’s side, we are looking forward to how the interim coach will arrange his key players. During his first match for Anderlecht, Olivieri changed systems by playing with two strikers. But this amendment did not yield much. So, there is a possibility that it will change course again. “You will see that on Monday. Both options are possible. We are definitely ready for the arrival of Antwerp. When I see how we trained this week, I can only be very satisfied.”

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