Genk lost Wednesday’s Jupiler Pro League Matchday 22 roster game to Eupen in a 1-1 draw. Panda pulled away from the leaders and scored important points in the maintenance race.
The first half was hotly contested with seven yellow cards being issued. From the start, Vandevoort had to grapple with Ndori’s attempt (3rd place). Genk responded with a long shot from El Hanus (6′).
Paintsil scored first, sliding the ball in front of the goalkeeper after a sharp through pass from Heinen (0-1, 17′). Eupen reacted quickly and the penalty caused by Ouattara’s foul was converted by Peeters halfway through the goal (1-1, 26th).
Samatta was able to restore the advantage to Limburgers with a cross from the right, but his header was not enough to worry Moser (34th). Ndori, shaken from the start, crossed a pass with Vandevoort again (45′), but Muñoz went off target after his pass from the Paintsil (45’+1).
El Khannous came on quickly after being blocked by the defense after halftime (53rd). Peeters’ free kick (70th minute) that was caught by Vandevoordt was followed by Lambert’s goal (72nd minute) that was canceled by video arbitration.
After the match, Genk unsuccessfully tried to pressure Eupen, missing an opportunity to convert a confused phase in the opposing area (78th), followed by a free kick from Tresor near the frame (83rd). ).
Genk (59 points) is now seven points behind Union Saint-Giroise at the top of the rankings. Eupen is still in 15th place, but the first relegated player has a slight lead over Zulte Waregem.