Anderlecht beats Genk with 1-0

SATURDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2020, 14:39 - lajoya
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GAMES In a spectacular game, Anderlecht beat Racing Genk with 1-0. A small score that does not correctly reflect the match. Both teams, but especially Anderlecht, had a lot of scoring opportunities. Negative point of the game: the heavy injury of Yari Verschaeren. Hopefully it is not too bad.

From the start, Genk and Anderlecht showed good intentions. Bongonda headed the first chance wide. On the other side, Verschaeren missed his finish, Delcroix' shot ended on Vukovic and Nmecha also missed. Still within the opening quarter, Miazga saved a header from Onuachu on the line. What a game start. Afterwards, Amuzu and Nmecha also had some chances.

Halfway through the first half, the opportunities stopped Ten minutes before half-time, Anderlecht lost Verschaeren after he felt badly on his ankle. Just before half time the game stopped again. After a serious collision, Cullen and Cuesta had to receive care for minutes. Cuesta couldn't go on, but Cullen with a turban could. 0-0 at half time.

The second half started more slowly. Nmecha and Vlap took their chance. Without success. Onuachu falsely claimed a penalty kick. On the other side, Munoz kicked Nmecha down. Nmecha and Vlap both wanted to kick, but captain Sambi Lokonga gave the ball to the German. He didn't fail: He kicked hard and precisely in the bottom corner.

After the 1-0, Sambi Lokonga, Amuzu and Nmecha went in search of the double lead. Anderlecht had the game under control. Even in the final phase it never gave the impression that it would give away the victory. Genk still claimed a penalty for hand play from Dauda, ​​but the images did not clarify.

It remained 1-0 and Anderlecht registered its first victory in five games. It moves to a provisional fourth place, five points behind leader Genk. Club Brugge can skip over Genk on Sunday.

Score: 1-0
Goal(s): 59 'Nmecha (1-0, pen.)

Anderlecht: Wellenreuther, Murillo, Miazga, Delcroix, Mychaylichenko, Cullen, Sambi Lokonga, Verschaeren (39 'Vlap), Amuzu (83' Ait El Hadj), Nmecha, Mukairu (83 'Dauda)
Racing Genk: Vukovic, Munoz, Cuesta (45 + 5 'Wouters), Lucumi, Maehle, Heynen, Hrosovsky (68' Dessers), Uronen, Ito, Onuachu, Bongonda (79 'Oyen)

Yellow: 67 'Lucumi, 68' Mychaylichenko, 79 'Murillo, 79' Onuachu, 83 'Dessers, 90 + 4' Vlap
Red: /

Referee: Nathan Verboomen
Stadium: Lotto Park

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