Racing Genk quickly dealt with KV Mechelen in the quarter-finals of the cup. After 10 minutes it was already 2-0. Genk played one of its best games of the season and went on to win 4-1. It didn’t even need Paul Onuachu for that.
Racing Genk – KV Mechelen in a nutshell:
Key moment: Racing Genk started as a whirlwind, played a great game under the pressure of KVM and scored twice in the opening phase.
Man of the Match: Kristian Thorstvedt has the taste of scoring after his goal at Charleroi. He was in the right place twice to score calmly.
Remarkable: There was a period this season when the duo Onuachu Bongonda was vital for Genk. They both started on the bench against KVM.
After 76 seconds Thorstvedt scored the 1-0. KVM goalkeeper Coucke might have done a little more against his ex-club. He was the only new name in the basic team of KVM, which underlined the importance of the match for the Mechelaars.
At Genk, Dessers was the only substitution after the victory against Charleroi. The striker kept Onuachu on the bench, worked hard, but if he had doubted a little less often it could have been 3-0 or 4-0 at half time.
In the end it stayed at 2-0 after 45 minutes. The young Oyen – who played a good match – was given way too much space to cross and Munoz scored with the head. At that time, less than 11 minutes had been played.