Racing Genk has for the first time in seven years to win at the field of Standard: 1-3. The leader runs for all seven points on the first pursuer Club Brugge, that Monday still plays on the field of Antwerp.
Fifty-five minutes, the meantime, playing football at a Standard without a top on. What possessed a lonely Genk fan after the 0-2 of his team a rod Bengali fire and the terrain to cast? The man has to give more attention to, would only detract from a superb team of Racing Genk, that week after week, with always the other superstars and still other wedstrijdplannen, closer to the title.
The Limburgers were seven years long not win at Sclessin, but handles yesterday authoritarian to a twelve to fifteen and a provisional lead of seven points at the first pursuer Club Brugge. The only verliespunten in Play-off 1 came to visit in Season. But who the match saw, stated that Genk also when dominated, and only by a sublime goalkeeper Sinan Bolat was thwarted.
Standard bit too small
Standard, a week ago, a half-an-hour swirling against Anderlecht, it turned out simply a bit too small for the champion in spe. After Oulare and Sa Renaud Emond injured had trainer Michel Preud’homme, the without rush hour begins. He gave Mehdi Carcela and co. the command Genk with the short combination from connection to play, but the defense – led by Sébastien Dewaest – didn’t flinch. Danny Vukovic had to one time on the fry, when Razvan Marin the sixteen in came crept and extracted with a dangerous shot.
Heynen and his three lungs
Genk controlled the game without a rain of opportunities to enforce. Ito and Samatta had opportunities to score to open, but it was Bryan Heynen, who after a long run is good for his man came to the 0-1 past Guillermo Ochoa to move to. The midfielder with the three lungs week after week praised for his ability to be everywhere on the field where the action is. Yesterday showed he’s an excellent finisher. It was his first goal of the playoffs and his third of the season. That Genk without looking at the title afstormt, is due to the fact that every week there is another luminary rise.
Standard has no such superstars. Mehdi Carcela this year, the potion left home and also Alen Halilovic has not yet sip taken. Moussa Djenepo, Razvan Marin, Paul-José Mpoku… They can play football, but lack sharpness and swagger to the Rouches really count in Play-off 1.
As a trainer Michel Peud’homme left and right looking around her on the couch, he sees also no candidate for the competition to tip. Genk pulled the sheet off to him in the second half and it was waiting for the 0-2. First missed Ito still grotesque manner a chance – the ball crashed through the head of Ochoa against the lat, then showed Aly Samatta that he and he alone was the title of topschutter deserves. From an acute angle he scored through the legs of Ochoa.
Leandro Trossard also had the bar taken, before the luminary Bryan During the dead ball line pulled out, and the same Trossard operated for the 0-3. Standard was in the meantime, lamb played against the supremacy of the People, and had be – unseen in his own house.
Now it is up to Club
Ironically the 1-3 after an effort of a Standard substitute. Merveille Bokadi explained with a step-down for Marin, who could tegenscoren. In the past, then the flame is still in the pan to Sclessin. But not on a warm summer evening in which Genk the title can smell. The pressure is more than ever at the Club, that on Easter Monday the last titelhoop of Antwerp should stifle in the Trot.