A much-needed success for John van den Brom at RC Genk. In the eighth final of the Belgian cup tournament, the club from the miners region finished with local colleague Sint-Truiden. That didnt go very smoothly, because it only turned 1-0 and only in the 87th minute top scorer Paul Onuachu managed to make the redeeming goal.
However, the success is very welcome, because the criticism of Van den Brom from the constituents and in the press has swelled recently. The Dutchman was appointed in November, when RC Genk was in a strong period. The first three duels led by the Amersfoorter were also won and the club from Belgian Limburg even took the lead position.
Since the first defeat under the leadership of Van den Brom, against his old club Anderlecht, the club from the miners region has become a big deal. Of the last seven league matches, four were lost and only one won. As a result, the backlog at Club Brugge has risen to seventeen points.
Meanwhile, even a top four position, which entitles you to participate in the championship layout offs, is no longer certain. The gap between number three RC Genk and number five KV Oostende is only four points, while Van den Brom will visit Ostend with his team on Saturday.
Club Brugge knocks cup holder Antwerp from tournament
Club Brugge has eliminated in the eighth finals of the Belgian cup tournament Antwerp. Bas Dost took the second goal of Bruges and Ruud Vormer made the third goal.
Antwerp won the cup last season by defeating Bruges in the final. Both clubs dominate this season in the Belgian competition. Bruges is the leader, Antwerp stands second, at an appropriate distance.
Stefano Denswil, Vormer, Noa Lang and Dost were at the base of Bruges. Tahith Chong fell in the second half. At rest it was still 0-0 in the Jan Breydel stadium. Early in the second half Hans Vanaken opened the score for the home team. Dost doubled 10 minutes before time the score. Lamkel Zé gave Antwerp hope for a moment by making it 2-1, but Vormer shot that hope to shreds with a hard bang.