GAMES Anderlecht suffered a second defeat in a row in Play-Off 1. On the field of Racing Genk, purple-white lost with 2-1. If Ghent wins this evening in Charleroi, the Buffalo's will take the second place.
The match had a similar, dramatic start for Anderlecht as Wednesday in Liège. Goalkeeper Sels again made a mistake on a low pass and Ndongala was able to score after only two minutes: 1-0. Genk wanted to continue on this track, but it was Anderlecht that scored the second goal. Trebel intercepted the ball and sent Markovic deep. He kicked in a controlled way: 1-1.
Even after the equalizer Genk remained boss in a pleasant game. After a wonderful attack, Sels was alert and Malinovskyi kicked a free kick against the post. Halftime score was 1-1.
The second half also had its parallels with the game against Standard. In Liege, Anderlecht collected the 2-1 in minute 60, today it was one minute earlier. Via Pozuelo and Karelis the ball landed at Trossard's feet and he completed the beautiful offense: 2-1. Hein Vanhaezebrouck reacted shortly after it with a double substition: the defensive players Kums and Saelemaekers went out for Morioka and Bruno, who are stronger in the attack.
The equalizer hung in the air for a moment, but Teodorczyk headed alongside. On the other side, referee Dierick whistled a penalty for Genk, but after consulting the video footage, he returned to his decision. Amuzu and Teodorczyk got chances on the equalizer, but the biggest opportunity was for Bruno. In injury time he got a big header, but he missed.
Goal(s): 2 'Ndongala (1-0), 20' Markovic (1-1), 59 'Trossard (2-1)
Racing Genk:Vukovic, Maehle, Aidoo, Colley, Nastic, Seck, Malinovskiy, Ndongala (86 'Mata), Pozuelo, Trossard (90 + 2' Brabec), Karelis (83 'Samatta)
Anderlecht: Sels, Sa, Dendoncker, Obradovic, Saelemaekers (67 'Bruno), Kums (67' Morioka), Trebel, Saief, Gerkens, Markovic (80 'Amuzu), Teodorczyk
Yellow: 49 'Teodorczyk, 76' Nastic, 79 'Markovic, 79' Saief, 85 'Trossard
Referee: Christoph Dierick
Stadium: Cristal Arena