BRUSSELS. Genk conquered Union Saint-Gilloise to win 2-1. A goal from M. Samatta was decisive in the 90min. It was Genk to strike first with a goal of J. Paintsil at the 15′. Then it was a goal in the 74′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, M. Samatta gave the win to Genk in the 90′ minute with a goal. Union Saint-Gilloise lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the Stade Joseph Mariën stadium in Brussels on Sunday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Lawrence Visser who was helped by Rien Vanyzere and Thibaud Nijssen. The 4th official was Bert Put. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 22.9 degrees Celsius or 73.2 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 54%.
Union Saint-Gilloise had a strong ball possession 57% while Genk was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Union Saint-Gilloise had a more offensive attitude with 55 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, Genk managed to find the solution to win this encounter.
Union Saint-Gilloise shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Genk shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.
Union Saint-Gilloise received 4 yellow cards (T. Teuma, I. Kandouss, S. Van Der Heyden and C. Burgess). Regarding the opposition, Genk received 3 yellow cards (P. Onuachu, D. Munoz and M. A. Galarza).
After this match, Union Saint-Gilloise will stay with 13 points like Standard Liège to remain in the 7th place. On the other side, Genk will have 19 points like Club Brugge to hold in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Pro League, Union Saint-Gilloise will play away with AS Eupen on the 18th of September with a 6-3 head to head in favor of AS Eupen (3 draws).
Genk will host Gent on the 18th of September with a 21-17 head to head in favor of Genk (10 draws).
Union Saint-Gilloise – Formation
Union Saint-Gilloise started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Karel Geraerts decided to play with the following team: Anthony Moris, Ismael Kandouss , Christian Burgess , Siebe Van Der Heyden , Bart Nieuwkoop , Senne Lynen , José Rodríguez , Teddy Teuma , Loic Lapoussin , Dante Vanzeir and Victor Okoh Boniface .
The home team had on the bench: Cameron Puertas, Dennis Eckert Ayensa , V. Boone, Simon Adingra , L. Pirard, Gustaf Nilsson and O. El Azzouzi.
Union Saint-Gilloise could not rely on the presence of S. Adingra (injured).
Union Saint-Gilloise made 4 changes: B. Nieuwkoop for S. Adingra (20′), J. Rodriguez for C. Puertas (58′), V. Boniface for D. Eckert Ayensa (58′) and D. Vanzeir for G. Nilsson (83′).
Best player: Loic Lapoussin
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Union Saint-Gilloise was Loic Lapoussin.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 65 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.
Genk – Formation
Genk started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Wouter Vrancken played with: Maarten Vandevoordt, Daniel Muñoz , Carlos Cuesta , Mark McKenzie , Gerardo Arteaga , Bryan Heynen , Patrik Hrošovský , Joseph Paintsil , Bilal El Khannouss , Mike Trésor and Paul Onuachu .
The following players were sitting on the bench: T. Leysen, Alejandro Galarza, Mbwana Ally Samatta , A. Németh, Nicolás Castro , M. Didden and Ángelo Preciado .
Genk could not rely on the presence of N. Castro (injured).
Genk made 4 changes: J. Paintsil for N. Castro (37′), P. Onuachu for M. Samatta (63′), B. El Khannous for A. Preciado (79′) and P. Hrosovsky for M. A. Galarza (79′).
Best player: Mike Trésor
The player that probably impressed the most for Genk was Mike Trésor even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 27 passes (74% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 13. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Pro League.