Home football Westerlo swings Antwerp out of the Cup and makes the Kuipje coo with joy | Croky Cup 2021/2022

Westerlo swings Antwerp out of the Cup and makes the Kuipje coo with joy | Croky Cup 2021/2022

by archysport

An old-fashioned stunt in the Kuipje. Westerlo has knocked Antwerp out of the cup after a 2-1 win. The home team proved deadly efficient before half-time and took a double lead thanks to goals from Van den Keybus and Foster. The Great Old’s response was a tie-in goal. Exit Antwerp.


  • 32′ Van den Keybus (1-0)
  • 43′ Foster (2-0)
  • 75 ‘Samatta (2-1)

The Kuipje has already exploded twice before halftime

In a lovely cup atmosphere, it was Antwerp that immediately took the home team by the scruff of the neck. The visitors had their first real chance after 10 minutes. Bataille found Samatta’s head from the right, but the Tanzanian failed to frame his header.

Westerlo continued to have difficulty with the high Antwerp pressure and folded back. Nevertheless, the Ruffs also poked their noses at the window after 20 minutes. Bernat aimed for the far post with a brushstroke, Dessoleil converted in extremis into a corner.

The home team shifted up a gear and on the half hour Van den Keybus ‘t Kuipje exploded for the first time. Bernat put in a good free kick in the sixteen, where the Club Brugge mercenary buffed the 1-0 past De Wolf.

The visitors also pressed the accelerator, but just before half-time it was suddenly 2-0. After a lovely long ball from goalkeeper Van Langendonck, Van den Keybus cleverly put the ball back on Foster. The South African remained cool and gave Westerlo the double lead at halftime.

Samatta’s connection goal is a cloth for the bleeding

Priske realized that something had to change and immediately brought in top scorer Frey at the start of the 2nd half. The Swiss did not need long to show himself, but from the turn the Golden Bull gave too little power to his shot.

Antwerp continued to play football without inspiration and could even be happy at the hour that it did not concede a 3rd goal. Daci pulled out with a long shot, but saw his delicious bang explode on the post.

The eager substitute Vaesen also came close to the 3-0, but the goal fell fifteen minutes before the end. Benson swung nicely to the back line and found Samatta at the 2nd post, who deposited the connecting goal in an empty goal.

Westerlo was preparing for an Antwerp stampede, but the visitors didn’t get any further than 2 attempts by Benson. A real stunt victory for De Roeck and co, Antwerp drips with shame on the cheeks.

De Roeck: “We deserve to go to the next round today”

Jonas De Roeck (coach Westerlo):

“We knew that Antwerp would start the match with a lot of power. In the first 15 minutes they lost a lot of strength, without giving away really big chances.”

“At the beginning the boys were perhaps a little impressed. They were looking for depth a little too quickly, but after the opening phase we were able to restore the balance. We created chances and after the 1-0 we knew they would take a little more risks .”

“The 2-0 was also played out very nicely. We also had chances for a 3rd goal and you have to do that. That did not happen and then it was a bit of a sink or swim.”

“I think we deserved to move on to the next round today and that is of course an achievement in itself.”

  1. end, 10.40 pm Exit Antwerp! Westerlo provides a mega stunt and wins 2-1 against Antwerp. The home team went into halftime with a double lead after hits from Van den Keybus and Effort. Fifteen minutes before time, an oppressive Antwerp provided the connection goal via Samatta, but the visitors did not get any further. Exit Antwerp! .
  2. second half, minute 94 match over
  3. second half, minute 88. Tik tak… Time is running out for the visitors. 4 minutes of added time will be added. .
  4. second half, minute 85. Benson on Van Langendonck. Benson tries again with a long shot, but the attacker’s attempt is stopped in two times by Van Langendonck. A much-needed intervention by the Westerlo goalkeeper. .
  5. second half, minute 85. Westerlo now gives away more and more free kicks around sixteen. Not a good idea against an Antwerp that smells blood. Is there still an apple from the cupboard for the visitors? .
  6. second half, minute 84. The home team keeps lurking on the counter, but has not been able to make the crossing again since the connecting goal. The last pass in particular is often far too sloppy from De Roeck’s men. .
  7. second half, minute 80. Antwerp pushes through. Westerlo is really having trouble with the high pace of the visitors. The home team barely gets across and has to hope that the ball doesn’t fall well for Antwerp again. .
  8. second half, minute 78.
  9. second half, minute 74. 2-1, Samatta! After a great effort by De Laet, Benson brings the ball in front of the goal with a cat’s paw, where Samatta taps the ball against the nets with a simple touch. The visitors still have fifteen minutes to drag extensions out of the fire. .
  10. second half, minute 70. 20 minutes left. With 20 minutes left on the clock, time is now running out for the visitors. The urge and the will is there, but Priske’s men cannot get together with a smooth attack. .
  11. second half, minute 69.
  12. second half, minute 65. Vaesen narrowly aims. Antwerp again escapes the 3-0. Vaesen cleverly works his way past the Laet and then targets the farthest top corner with his left hand. The eager substitute’s shot only zooms a few centimeters over De Wolf’s goal. .
  13. second half, minute 63. Vaesen sloppy. Substitute Vaesen winds – wrongly or not – past Vines and storms towards the sixteen. The Belgian attacker then looks for a fellow mate in the sixteen, but chokes on his pass. .
  14. second half, minute 61.
  15. second half, minute 61. Daci hits the post! It is almost 3-0 for Westerlo. Daci unpacks with a great bang, but sees his attempt on the post shatter. The visitors escape here. .
  16. second half, minute 59. Inspirationless Antwerp. We are already fifteen minutes into the 2nd half and Van Langendonck still hasn’t had to work miracles. Antwerp looks uninspired. .
  17. second half, minute 56. Westerlo now really parks on its own sixteen, but for the time being has no problems with the weak passes from Antwerp. The visitors will have to change their mind if they don’t want to see their adventure in the cup come to an end today. .
  18. second half, minute 53. Frey out of the turn. Balikwisha swings into the sixteen and then serves Frey with some luck. The Swiss tries while falling from the turn, but cannot give enough power to his shot. Van Langendonck can easily pick up. .
  19. second half, minute 51. We are only 6 minutes away in the 2nd half, but Antwerp has already won its 2nd corner again. When should Van Langendonck take action again? .
  20. second half, minute 48. Antwerp immediately comes out of the dressing room sharply and presses Westerlo against its own sixteen. A quick goal can bring the visitors back into the game. .

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