Racing Genk started 2022 the way it ended 2021: with a convincing victory. In the absence of the Golden Boot Paul Onwacho, Junya Ito participated in three of Genk’s four goals. For Bierchut, this is the sixth consecutive defeat.
Genk-Berchot in a nutshell:
- Key moment: About fifteen minutes before the end, Beerschot got his first big chance of the match, but Avenatti sees Vandvoordt save by 2-1. Two minutes later, Bungonda made it 3-0 with a penalty kick and the match was completely over.
- man of the match: In the absence of the Golden Boot Onwacho, Junya Ito led the hosts. He scored and made a decisive pass and called for a penalty kick. A kiss from the teacher and a seat in front of you.
- distinct: Wouter Biebauw made his Beerschot debut when he was 37 years old. With four goals conceded, we can hardly speak of success, although the experienced goalkeeper avoided a number of goals.
Watch Genk-Birchot’s goals (4-1)
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can go wrong. About a year ago, Beerchot was still bragging in his first four games, but within a year he’s fallen completely far behind in the standings and this season is his last desolate with just 9 points from 20 games. In 2022 Beerchot has to stand up and then there is no better opponent than the one I’ve won against twice even in that terrible year.
Even Beerschot created the first danger by bouncing off Holzhauser, but then it was Genk who really hit the clock. Ito took control only as much as he could. After a calculated pass to Hrosovsky’s ball and an easy striker in front of goal, Genk was 2-0 after half an hour.
In the dressing room, Bierchot seemed to have mustered some courage again and it paid off. Avenatti was dangerous almost immediately and this time the visitors were able to continue their efforts a little longer. Genk let it go carelessly and had to be shaken awake to start the engine again.
Genk puts the dots on the i in the wealthy field
That wake-up call came when Shankland sent striker Avenatti’s brother into the penalty area. The spotter Vandevoordt pulled off a 2-1 drift away from his goal and it was a signal for Genk to press again. In no time at all, Ito was on the other side messing with De Smit, who unfortunately brought down the Japanese. The ball hit a kick and Bongonda did not hesitate for a moment to put 3-0 into the corner.
The visitors were able to save one last time thanks to a well-articulated shot from Nobisi, but Genk had to do it and set the i-points. Substitutes Oyen and Németh effortlessly took on the role of announcer and terminator and put the final score 4-1 on the board.
A sore start to the new year for Biershott, seeing the clouds getting darker every week over the River Kiel. In Genk he suddenly looks a lot better after 10 out of 12. A fifth is within reach, but the Genk board is undoubtedly looking for a few places higher.
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