KRC Genk dominated 90 minutes long, and the Limburg derby against STVV, it struck four times the crossbar and came after more than an hour of soccer was finally on the leading edge with a princely free-kick from Malinovskyi. But eventually it became Genk no further than a 1-1 draw against the Canaries. With thanks to the Japanese debutant Wataru Endo.
For 30 years the pride of Limburg adorned advance on the giant tifo of the Genk supporters. Just a stitch to hand out to those other Hilly first division, the what you’re there for. Philippe Clement chose, logically enough, for the eleven who last week Lokeren voetballes gifts, gain Zinho Gano began again on the couch.
Genk set the tone immediately and pushed STVV backwards. After five minutes, cut Trossard inside, Steppe had a first save needed to make an early deficit to prevent. In the stands raged meanwhile, the rivalry, from the bezoekersvak were flares fired. On the field remained Genk boss, Malinovskyi saw a bang at 117 km/h just next to the STVV goal fast. It was all Genk’s what the clock sloef, after 25 games had Steppe flat on a new attempt of Trossard. Just past the half hour gave the home side almost put the lid on the nose. Boli was suddenly eye-to-eye with Vukovic, but the Australian came as the winner of the duel.
Ruslan Malinovskyi, had been his visor focused, with the rest in sight sowed he unrest at STVV with his free kicks. The first was wrecked by the fingertips of Steppe on the lat, the second went just next to it. Trossard had the last chance of the first half, but it remained 0-0 at half.
In the second half we got the same spelbeeld. Genk dominated and created chances. Pozuelo struck the crossbar, the second time for the home team in this derby. The continued chances of rain in the Luminus Arena, but also Samatta, Berge and Maehle could not score. And then there was suddenly Ruslan Malinovskyi. The Oekraïner sat down again ready for a free kick, goalkeeper Steppe held his breath all in. What everyone was expecting, it happened now. Malinovskyi curled the leather hard and perfectly in the top corner with his golden left, the stadium exploded: 1-0!
Finally, there was that oververdiende hit, but Genk awoke quickly from the feestroes with a cold shower. The Japanese debutant Wataru Endo, collapsed after the Genk goal, pushed in the first counterattack, the second half against the ropes: 1-1. Undeserved, but not a Canary that liked it.
Genk had to re looking to that goal, but hit twice the crossbar and came across Steppe. It thus remains stuck at a disappointing draw.