The last two matches of the 7th day on the program on Sunday saw the Union share the stake in Genk (1-1) while it found itself at ten following the exclusion of Jonas Excavator (72nd) and OHL win 2-1 against Kortrijk. In the standings, the Union is in second position with 13 points, one unit behind Club Brugge, just like Standard (3rd) and Charleroi (4th). Genk is 5th (11 points). OHL remains 17th but has 7 points like Ghent (14th), Sint-Truiden (15th) and Mechelen (16th). Kortrijk is 8th with 10 points just like Anderlecht (7th)
A Genk, John van den Brom renewed the eleven names that in the victory over Anderlecht 1-0 and Farm Power, the author of the only goal, was reserve. At the Union, the captain Teddy Teuma has regained its place, relegating Senne Lynen on the bench.
The first period was rich in opportunities and poor in goals. The fault to Deniz Undav, who did not deflect the ball in the cage (12th), to Dante Vanzeir, who ran into Maarten Vandevoordt (13th) and to Bart New purchase yet well placed at the far post (23rd). If the people of Brussels did not take advantage of their quick blocks, they also had the chance to see a strike from Paul Onuachu crashing into the post (14th). The Nigerian had not dressed in his scorer’s outfit: he did not frame a powerful strike when he had been well isolated by Gerardo Arteaga. (20th), he did not take advantage of a loss ofIshmael Kandouss (31st) and, finally, unscrewed his strike from the left (33rd).
After the break, scoring opportunities were scarce but Onuachu scored the first goal from a penalty awarded for a foul by Jonas Bager, who will be sent off for a foul on Theo Bongonda (73rd, 1-0). Reduced to ten, the Unionists have not let go. Vandevoordt saved his camp in front of Undav (79th) but could not prevent the German striker to equalize (90th + 5, 1-1).
There was only one new face at OHL where Soufiane Chakla (ex-Villarreal) has replaced Sébastien Dewaest, suspended. On the other hand in Kortrijk, Teddy Chevalier, gone to Mouscron, Mathias Fixelles and Mohammed Badamosi have been replaced by Abdelkahar Kadri, Habib Gueye and Before Palaversa. Visits got off to a strong start with an asset Alexis de Sart, which created the best opportunity (5th). They also had the misfortune of seeing a strike from Mathieu Maertens hit the transverse (31st).
On the takeover, De Sart opened the brand after a combination with Kaveh Rezaei (50e, 1-0) More Faiz Selemani directly calmed the enthusiasm of the Leuven supporters (62nd, 1-1). Mounted to the game, Sieves Writers snatched the first victory in Leuven from a distance (78th, 2-1). In stoppage time, Aleksandar Radovanovic received a red, leaving Kortrijk at ten.