Trond Sollied (59) has his first match as head coach of Lokeren winning ended: 2-0. After eleven minutes was the final score already on the board after a fantastic blast of Marecek and fumbling in Eupen. And as posted Lokeren his second victory of the season. Lokeren lives again.
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Trond Sollied is back. The match between Lokeren and Eupen stood completely in the sign of the return of the Norwegian coach to the Belgian fields, six years after his last adventure in our country at Ghent. The recipe of Sollied is known: nice, offensive football to try to bring in his well-known 4-3-3 formation with one controlling and two attacking midfielders. His hand was immediately visible, and that after only two training sessions. Especially under the impulse of a strong triangle on the midfield dominated the city of Lokeren, the visitors from Eupen in the openingskwartier. With special mention for Joher Rassoul. The 22-year-old Senegalese was ubiquitous: recupereerde balls, divided into the game and was looking for a regular depth. Also Lukas Marecek seems to be above water again after a weak competitiestart. The 28-year-old Czech sat the last two games of Peter Maes even on the bench or in the stands. Under Sollied, he seems liberated to play.
‘The biggest problem in Lokeren? The lack of goals”, explained Sollied Friday at his show the finger at the ” Lokerse wound. So lap Lokeren this season, an average of less than two times between the posts per match. Yesterday saw the thuisaanhang their team all five times on goal kicks. And look, just eleven minutes away, in the debut of the Norwegian trainer and Lokeren was on a double lead. Striking: a doubling of the number of goals in own home this season. A good start is half the battle, you know. Marecek lap Lokeren early lead with a brilliant trap. Bushiri headed home a cross from Hupperts in the feet of Marecek, the 28-year-old Czech got charred. A goal that was reminiscent of his gem last season in the final of Play-off 2 against Zulte Waregem. Barely two minutes later hit the Eupense defense to the fumble. Blondelle and Bushiri gave the ball away to Hupperts, but took the gift. Miric was well attended and kicked the rebound into goal. A shockeffect spoken, but also what a geflater in the back by the Pandas.
Eupense bills in vain
Eupen restored afterwards, the balance and put it a couple of times his nose to the window. Lazare saw after a beautiful action Toyokawa remain open in the sixteen, but Filipovic has prevented the Japanese with an ultimate tackle a doelpoging. Lokeren checked and threatened sporadically. Rassoul kicked to slap and Hupperts could not take advantage after again fumbling in the Eupense defence. On the stroke of nodded The Knight still in front after a smart action of Rassoul.
Eupen-coach Makélélé exchanged early in the second half three times, but the spelbeeld remained the same. Eupen demanded possession of the ball, but the real threat was not in. Lokeren checked and speculated on the counter. Only played the East-Flemish careless with the opportunities that there were, and they could the score not to further explore.
By this much needed and rewarding victory jumps Lokeren on Mouscron and Zulte Waregem to a fourteenth place in the standings. The East-Flemish follow now barely on the tip of streekgenoot Waasland-Beveren.