You win not always earned, just ask Gert Verheyen. The ever-sober coach for KV Oostende saw his team for its own people on an thief to win against Sporting Charleroi, which deserved better than defeat. But the winning goal from Fernando Canesin, in the slotminuut even then, was of an excellent workmanship.
Also for Gert Verheyen was the question of how his team would respond to the heavy pandoering last Tuesday on the field of Club Brugge (4-0, red). Well, as it turned out. Ostend decorated soon a string of counters, corners but pressing phases were not there.
That there were on the other side. Benavente popped head-long on, Osimhen was just at shot head-long. Oostende on the other hand had one good attack enough to the score to open. Capon was the vein submitted, Richairo Zivkovic worked the helpful as perfectly. Nice attack but too weak to defend. Charleroi was for the rest one last time, close to the equalizer, but the free-kick from Benavente splashed on the pole apart, Perbet was clearly offside when he put the rebound against the ropes kicked.
Poor first half, slightly less insipid second half. And that was mainly due to the aanvalsdrang of the visitors. Osimhen showed himself to be industrious but pulled the hair out of the head when Benavente him forgot to operate and for personal success. In vain!
Coach Mazzu threw additional offensive forces in the fight, Ostend forgot the space provided to take advantage of. And when that still worked, kicked Zivkovic the beckoning chance to be unhappy about, or he was interrupted by an attentive Penneteau. And that would be the home team acid breaking up. The sunken Ye came five minutes before time – Mazzu time? – great inside cut and left with a surprising bang goalkeeper Ondoa no chance. Panic in the tent, even a fluke that the goal of Benavente rightly been disapproved for a duwfout.
And look, yet the race was not over. Even more, a cross from the right was excellent in the course of Fernando Canesin gedevieerd and which left Penneteau this time there is no semblance of a chance. Delicious denouement of a little to the imagination contest.