STVV and KV Oostende were not in the mood for a long study round and battled each other in an energetic competition start with an open mind. That resulted in a few sniffing opportunities, but the goalkeepers too often remained unemployed.
Between the heavy downpours the game quickly watered down and the game took on a sharp character.
The many hard duels eventually ended in a red card: Teixeira torpedoed Sakala’s ankle and was allowed to visit the showers shortly before the break.
After the break, Ostend nailed the home team more and more for its own sixteen, but the ball possession was hardly translated into a chance.
A slalom of Skulason in the sixteen yielded something 20 minutes before time: the VAR called ref Geldhof to the TV screen and he put the ball on the spot.
Skulason, however, had forgotten his Icelandic cold-bloodedness in the locker room and kicked the post.
In addition, KVO received another blow a few minutes later: Bataille fell into the trap of Suzuki, Ostend also fell with ten.
10-10, 0-0: the ticket festival did not get a winner. Ostend did clear the zero in the standings and leaves AA Gent lonely, but KVO will mainly be left with an unsatisfied feeling after the exciting course of the competition.