Genk and STVV kept each other in balance in the key Hilly streekderby, which, however, never expected could be true. After an insipid first half, there was after the peace be happy what health. Ruslan Malinovskiy painted a free-kick is excellent against the ropes, but not long after laid Yohan Boli all the 1-1 in the net. STVV by this draw for Genk in the stand on place six.
”I would the stadium still like to see that explode,” said Philippe Clement in the run-up to the Limburgse derby. That happened already for the kick-off, literally. From the bezoekerstribune were some loud banging firecrackers thrown, to the displeasure of the Genk supporters. That seemed to set the tone for a duel on the sharp of the cut, but after a promising opening – with a huge opportunity for Writers – fell to the level quickly.
STVV, with the same eleven as Wednesday against KV Mechelen, operated from the own half and forced the home team to a challenging quest for freedom. That effort resulted in the first period, hardly what on. Genk had possession of the ball, but found just beyond the center circle hard the free man and was only sporadically by the double belt of the Haspengouwers.
Philippe Clement had for the creative solutions however about Malinovskyi, who returned from suspension. This had to Wouters to the bank. Buffalo and Dewaest given rest in the prospect of the bekermatch of next Tuesday in Kortrijk and were replaced by Zhegrova and Colley. The latter was just for the rest no hold on the breakthrough, The Petter, which can only Vukovic heading. The Australian goalkeeper reacted attentive. A moment later rang the cash register, almost to the other side, but Zhegrova failed the ball – albeit from very far away – in the empty goal.
The first period was of such a moderate level of improvement after the revival was bound to. And yes, both teams started snedig to the second section. Genk tried to increase the pace, but the front was Ingvartsen not in his day. Clement intervened and replaced the Danish striker by the young Vanzeir, under the loud applause of subbing started.
A little later in the Buffalo onto the field to the already pale Writers to replace. A lot of provided that is not on. RC Genk had it particularly difficult with the proper veldbezetting of Sint-Truiden, that at no time from the organization played. The supporters of the blue and white saw the hope on a third thuiszege down and showed their displeasure to hear.
A quarter of an hour for the end changed the bleating of the one second to the other in euphoric cheers when Malinovskyi his team with a fabulous free-kick on the edge brought. The joy was of short duration. On the other hand, was a failed shot from Kitsiou intercepted by substitute Boli, which the Canaries alongside brought. The equalizer was deserved. On the Genk bank was the disappointment huge. It’s starting to seem that the triple champion now all his money to bet on the Cup of Belgium.
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