The title can explain one of two things going by the 3 Tuesday night fixtures. Firstly, of course, the weather as viewing wasn’t ideal for the Oostende-Charleroi match and Zulte-Waregem-Mouscron match as it was sooo difficult to see the action. Especially Jonckheere‘s fantastic goal for Oostende where for some reason I squinted to see, as you do, through a cloud of most but never mind.
Regarding the second foggiest idea will all be explained soon. But first, Genk comfortably dismantled Kortrijk, which isn’t too difficult right now, where Genk perfectly timed scoring 4 minutes in and in the 42nd minute, killing Bart van Lancker’s opening team talk and half time team talk. That aside, his goalkeeper didn’t help either Michalis Sifakis spilt a shot from the edge of the area straight into the path of Siebe Scrijvers who blasted the ball in from six yards out. Then, Scrijvers became provider with a fantastic cross straight to an unmarked Samatta, to score his second of the calender year and maybe then, killing all hope of a comeback from Kortrijk who have lost their last 8 matches now and have won 1 in 10 in the Pro League. Midway through the second half the game was wrapped with a neat finish by Pozuelo Molero.
Charleroi bounced back from Fridays defeat to Genk and started fantastically well, being 2-0 up within the first half hour. An extremely foggy Versluys Arena seemed to blind, as were the Oostende defence twice as Harbaoui and Benavente scored very similar goals with low crosses down the right flanked, both teed up by Stergos Marinos. As previously stated, Michiel Jonckheere placed a fine finish in from the edge of the area as a corner worked its way out to him. It’s a blow for Oostende as they started the season very well and could’ve continued that tonight but a plucky Charleroi stopped them in their tracks.
Now…To the second bit of confusion as I don’t have the foggiest idea regarding the Zulte-Waregem winner. A poor looking first half between title hopefuls and relegation threatened Mouscron sparked into life early in the second half as match winner Mbaye Leye put the game to bed early in the second half. Rumours are that the ball may have been out of play before it reaches the striker who scored his second goal this year and 8th in the league this season.
Overall, Zulte-Waregem kept up the pressure on Club Brugge and Anderlecht, overtaking the latter in the process whilst Mouscron are losing pace. Charleroi have kicked on and climbed the table into 5th tonight too.
Chat very soon