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Lokeren gets the visit of Ostend on Wednesday evening. Can Lokeren confirm his leading position in group B? Or does Ostend make this group exciting again?
Lokeren booked a convincing victory last weekend with one outlier, literally and figuratively. José Cevallos applied for the Goal of the Year with an incomparable staircase of 60 meters. For example, Lokeren started well in play-off 2 after having finished a very gray season in the regular season. With a home game ahead, it looks good at the moment.
Lokeren received the pandas from Eupen last weekend. Lokeren played a fine first half in which it could only blame one thing. And that is that they could only score once. Lokeren also held up easily in the second half. Moreover, no one saw the inspiration from Cevallos in the 65th minute. The goalkeeper was far from his goal and from his own half the number ten put the ball in goal. A crazy world goal and contender for the goal of the year. It eventually became an over-earned 3-0.
‘With the final I’m not busy yet’, coach Peter Maes answered the question about the further ambitions. ‘I am working on the rehabilitation of our football. I am happy with the second home victory in a row, because our home reputation was very bad. “Lokeren also discovered the qualities of the debuting 20-year-old Nigerian flank attacker Yusuf Lawal.
Ostend could not qualify for play-off 1 and the cup also became a disappointment. The Kustboys changed the rifle from shoulder to play-off 2 and resolutely opted for offensive football. This resulted in nice matches but also three times a draw so far. Against Lokeren there has to be won if it wants to make something of these playoffs. They do not abandon their ambition that the first place was the objective.
Ostend hosted last weekend for Sint-Truiden. Richairo Zivkovic scored for the third week in a row. This time after a delicious preparation of Fernando Canesin. Just before half-time, Zivkovic doubled the difference, again after Canesin’s preparatory work. In the second half the sky lice opened wide, football became increasingly difficult. But it did not stop the substitute Julian De Sart from making the tying goal. The wings of the Canaries did not suffer from the rain and they eagerly sought the equalizer. That also fell, five minutes before closing.
Outstanding Zivkovic could not hide his disillusionment. “We’re giving away the 2-0, so this is baling. It’s nice that I could score twice, but I prefer to win a match ‘, according to the goal getter. “Sin, really sin. What exactly happened? STVV was just better in the second half. We give the three points out of the hands here, again. Otherwise we could look upwards towards Lokeren, not now. We want to be first in our group, to the midweek match in Lokeren. ‘
Lokeren vs Oostende head to head matches
28.01.18 JL Oostende Lokeren 2 : 3
28.10.17 JL Lokeren Oostende 0 : 3
04.03.17 JL Oostende Lokeren 0 : 0
25.10.16 JL Lokeren Oostende 1 : 2
07.02.16 JL Lokeren Oostende 0 : 1