There may still be a nice ending to Genk’s weak season. The Limburgers are leading the qualifiers in Europe after beating KV Mechelen. Substitute Theo Bongonda crowned himself with a two-goal win.
Genk – KV Mechelen in a nutshell:
- Key moment: It looks like Rob Schoofs has saved a point for KV Mechelen with a sinister free kick. However, three minutes later, Bongonda did the same in a match that was full of plot twists. †
- man of the match: Perhaps Theo Bongonda was a little upset that he wasn’t allowed to start. He just made an excellent comeback. The winger scored after only two minutes. A few minutes later, he also scored a good free kick.
- noticeable: KV Mechelen has to wait a while for a win at Genk. Since October 18, 2009, Malinoa has managed to conquer the Genk soil.
Good start from visitors
Bullets (temp?) were at stake in Genk tonight. KV Mechelen sniffed at that spot with a good opening phase. Schoofs was close to goal, but was stopped by Vandevoordt with an elongated toe. The target fell on the other side. He saw Ito Muñoz wiping his side and did no wrong.
After the break, the fans present got their money. Hermans hit the bar first, but soon thereafter made the nets vibrate. Genk then had to wait for Pongonda’s attacking impulses. Two minutes after his substitute, our compatriot hit a cross from the corner.
Mickelan runs straight, but Jenk trots
Not that the heads went down with the visitors. exactly the contrary. With a genius idea, the Schoofs brought his club back to the same level with a free kick. Reset everything again.
“I can do that too,” Bongonda must have thought. Less than three minutes later, Genk received a free kick at a good distance from Cook’s goal. However, Bongonda managed to beat the Malinoa goalkeeper for the second time. McLean’s wall soon opened completely.
In the final final, Paintsil fully secured Genk’s victory. Genk is currently at the top of the European qualifiers. Of course Gent still has to play against Charleroi.
Franken: “The third goal is a junior mistake”
Wouter Franken: “That third goal against him is a junior foul. The wall opens completely. As a result, Coucke can no longer reach that ball. That’s a shame, because otherwise you’d be going home with something. That wall should still be standing. Bongonda then kicks straight. In The wall and we’re talking about a bad free kick. Now the goal is pouring in.”
Theo Bongonda: “I don’t know if I’m the man of the match. I think the most important thing is that we won. If they need me, I try to contribute something. I have nothing to prove to anyone.”
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