Sporting de Charleroi, with a reshaped workforce, was surprised by Oud-Heverlee Louvain (0-3) during the 21st day of the Belgian football championship, the last of the year 2021, while Seraing received a lesson in efficiency in Mechelen (2-0).
In the standings, Charleroi fell to 7th place, overtaken by Mechelen 6th. OHL gives air (10th, 26 pts) while Seraing (19 pts) remains penultimate leaving only the Beerschot (9 pts) behind him.
Coach of the Carolos, Edward Still had to do without Descotte and Tchatchoua Covid positive at the last minute, Charleroi announced just before the game. The big absent in the Carolos ranks was also of course the Jamaican Shamar Nicholson, his top scorer, went to Spartak Moscow. Lokembo, 17 years after his father, Fabrice, also made his debut for the first time in the ranks of the Zebras.
Deserved victory for Leuven against Charleroi
The start of the match is for Sporting. The pressing of the men ofEdward Still is high and efficient. They only lack a little accuracy to be truly dangerous. This is what will allow Casper De Norre to score the first goal in favor of OHL who slowly regains the upper hand. First click for Charleroi who finds himself a little on the ropes compared to the start of the meeting (0-1).
The second part of the first half does not show a level of attacking and effective football on the side of Sporting which died out after the first quarter of an hour of play. active, made few errors and created more opportunities.
A few minutes after the recovery, OHL drives home the point with Mousa Al Tamari who scored his first goal of the season in the Jupiler Pro League (0-2).
A quarter of an hour from the end, Sorry Kaba, who made a very good game, scored the third goal in favor of OHL (3-0). Charleroi saw a complicated end to the game even if the team played better in the second half, they created more possibilities.
Disgruntled, Charleroi was the loser of a decisive match since Sporting remained behind Ghent at the end of this last day of 2021.
A bitter loss for Seraing against Mechelen
Start of the match in favor of Seraing who tries to project himself forward but the Seresians do not take advantage of the technical errors of Mechelen. The Malinois suffered in this first period.
Five minutes before the end of the first round, the locals seem to have woken up and occupy the visitors’ rectangle more. Seraing resists and the first half comes back to him thanks to several opportunities in particular led by the pair Mikautadze – Maziz which unfortunately came up against a Coucke effective in the cages of Mechelen.
Seraing starts again as in the first half but against all expectations it is Mechelen which opens the score of the match thanks to Ferdy Grape, which sends the leather to the bottom of the nets, served by Swers (1-0). A few minutes later, Mechelen doubled the score and this time thanks to Hugo Cuypers with a shot from the right (2-0).
The match ended with a victory for Mechelen which left Seraing disappointed once again.