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Playday twenty-eight we open on Friday-evening with a very interesting game in the battle for a ticket for Play-off 1. Racing Genk receives Antwerp for a game that both teams have to win to achieve their (adjusted) goal.
With a nice fourteen on eighteen, Racing Genk has finally climbed out of the valley. With three game days to go, they are finally in the top six and hope they can hold this place for a few match days. The Limburgers do have a heavy program with first Club Brugge to visit, then to Waasland-Beveren that still has a water chance on the top six and then they close in their own home with a game against Ghent, the best team after the winter break .
On the last day of play, leader Club Brugge and Racing Genk shared the points in the Jan Breydel Stadium. In a spectacle we got to see smooth attacks and especially three penalties. Racing Genk was able to surprise Club Brugge with a diamond in the midfield. Genk had the chance to take the lead a second time but missed a penalty. Club reacted and took the lead. The attackers then left two big chances and Genk stayed in the game. In the final, Genk got a second penalty and this could be used so that a fascinating match ended with a deserved draw.
“Our plan was completely correct. We found the right spaces on the pitch, both in the midfield and against their defense. We were dominant and dominated the first half. The turning point was the penalty. ‘, Coach Philippe Clement said afterwards. ‘Then we had to make the 1-2 and finish everything, but we missed. Then you see that Club Brugge got a lot of energy out of that. Then we got it hard, but my group reacted very well. These are two missed points. ‘
The tank is running empty at Antwerp, just now that the final sprint is in full swing. They seem to have to leave the first platoon with the line in sight. For the first time since mid-August, The Great Old tumbled out of the top six. Antwerp is in a serious dip with four out of eighteen. In mid-February it is still waiting for the first victory of 2018. It still has its fate in its own hands. Three victories in the final stages of the competition are sufficient, but the program is certainly difficult with Genk and Anderlecht and the Eupen against the relegation.
On the previous matchday, Antwerp met KV Oostende. They played a meritorious first half. The biggest difference with a week earlier was the fighting spirit that returned to the team. But playing football on a pitiful turf did not go well. It was stuck on a score score. Positive was the performance of Geoffry Hairemans. He proved his worth again after three matches on the bench. If the combination is difficult, he is the only one with Antwerp who can skip a few stations with a long pass. All danger left him.
‘We ourselves made sure that we ended up in this situation,’ says attacker Obi Oulare. ‘We pay the defeats against Waasland-Beveren and Kortrijk costly. Every team has a bad period. We are in the middle of it and have to show that we are mentally strong. We are certainly not dead yet. Nothing has happened yet. If STVV can win from Anderlecht, why should not we succeed? ”
Genk vs Antwerp head to head matches
13.08.17 JL Antwerp Genk 3 : 5
03.04.04 JL Antwerp Genk 3 : 1
01.11.03 JL Genk Antwerp 3 : 1
26.01.03 JL Genk Antwerp 2 : 0
17.08.02 JL Antwerp Genk 2 : 4