Genk had the best start to the game and needed only nine minutes to open the scoring. After a foul by Moudou Tambedou on Andras Nemeth, Lawrence Visser, the referee of the meeting, awarded a penalty to Racing after consulting the VAR. Bryan Heynen didn’t hesitate when giving the Limburgers the lead.
Wouter Vrancken’s players then continued their momentum and Nemeth justified his starting position by doubling the lead. The young 19-year-old Hungarian striker, born in South Africa, victoriously took over a cross from Daniel Munoz (25th).
Zulte Waregem then recovered and reduced the mark via his striker Jelle Vossen who extended a cross from Alieu Fadera (43rd) into the background. The Flandrian hope was quickly extinguished, however. A few seconds after the reduction of the score, Bryan Heyen gave Racing a two-goal lead (44th).
After the break, Genk killed all suspense early in the second half. On a corner from Mike Trésor, Munoz was quicker than his defender to shoot Sammy Bossut with a diving header to set the final score at 1-4 (52nd).
In the standings, Genk (9 points) joins Anderlecht in second place. Both clubs are three points behind Antwerp, the only team still undefeated with a 12 out of 12.