Racing Genk suffered a clear 3-0 defeat against West Ham United in the Europa League. Genk conceded two goals again in fixed stages and missed the third English goal very easily. John van den Broom’s side reached Group H after 3 days of matches, but thanks to Rapid Vienna’s win over Dinamo Zagreb, they can continue to dream of a European winter.
West Ham – Racing Genk in a nutshell:
- key moment: Racing Genk completely stops itself on the clock. Once again conceding a goal in the dead phase and more than a minute later he is hit again after Bongonda’s clumsy loss of the ball.
- man of the match: Aaron Cresswell was replaced 20 minutes before the end, but by that time he had already made his mark on the match. Provide two passes, one with a corner kick and the other with a free kick. More than 80 percent of his entry permits have arrived.
- Special: Racing Genk is still particularly vulnerable in the stationary stages, which was painfully proven tonight. Corners in particular are the main pain point for Limburgers. Genk has already conceded 9 times this season after a corner kick.
Genk lets himself get lost in a corner kick again
Genk relegated to London Stadium after 4 defeats in the last 5 matches hence a lot of doubts. On the other hand, West Ham confidently shone as the undefeated leader in Group E. There was so much confidence, in fact, that coach David Moyes chose the outstanding B team. The home team took over immediately, although Vandevoordt was not tested.
It was Genk’s first real chance, when Ito managed to escape on the right. Onwacho worked his passes unconventionally until Pongonda scored, but the goal was properly disallowed due to Eto’o’s previous offside. In the fifteen minutes Vandevoordt brought Bongonda single-handedly in front of Areola, but the goalkeeper was a bit faster on the ball.
After just twenty minutes, West Ham became really dangerous for the first time. immediately
Excellent save kept Vandevordt Sosek from a header. Jenk kept giving serious opposite points every now and then. Areola missed a pass from Arteaga and was lucky because Onwacho’s header went wide.
All in all, Genk held on easily and showed himself weak again before halftime with a corner by Cresswell. Dawson easily defeated Onwacho and gave the Hammers the lead in overtime. Genk went to the dressing room feeling bad.
West Ham beat Genk with two goals in two minutes
Despite a late blast, Genk started the second half quickly, with Thorstvedt even putting Aréola to work on the spot. But around the clock, things got worse again for visitors when a new batch of play resumed. There was no corner this time, but a free kick from Cresswell and Diop was allowed to head 2-0 unimpeded across the bar between Heynen and Onuachu.
Over a minute later, the score was 3-0. Bongonda suffered a clumsy loss in possession immediately after kick-off and Bowen was able to advance towards goal. After a gentle dash he overtook Vandevoordt with a bit of luck. Genk allowed himself to be led to the massacre in a pitiful manner.
In an unnecessary last half hour, substitute Ogbo showed himself in Genk. On a pass from Eto’o, he swerved away from close range and hit Owen’s cross in one go. West Ham no longer insists, but has managed to keep a clean sheet for the third game in a row and is a tyrannical leader with a score of 9 out of 9. Genk is behind in last place in Group H with 3 out of 9.
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