KAS Eupen raged like a whirlwind through the start of the Jupiler Pro League. The team of trainer Krämer is unexpectedly in 4th place. But 1st amateur team Dender could hope in the cup match today … After two consecutive defeats in the competition, there seems to be some sand in the white machine.
However, the possible self-delusion of the home team was short-lived. Dender struggled with the first division’s stranglehold. It already looked behind after just 10 minutes. The advancing Silas Gnaka saw his cross blow in over goalkeeper Gies.
In the wake of the quick opening goal, Eupen monopolized the ball. The quiet mastery provided a handful of opportunities before the break, but the final blow did not come.
Suspension of execution? No, Eupen also tried to rock Dender to sleep in the second half. The home team abruptly rang the alarm once on a cross, but Rowell’s apparent hit hit shattered the body of a Eupen defender.
The “Daum-score” therefore remained on the board until the final whistle. Thanks to that dry 0-1 win, Eupen advances to the 1/8th finals of the Croky Cup. Brave Dender can focus on the 1st amateur competition for the rest of the season.