Antwerp has easily qualified for the eighth finals in the Belgian Cup with a 1-4 win at Lierse. Genk also had a problem-free afternoon (0–4). Union and AA Gent had more difficulty with amateur clubs Meux (2–1) and Patro Eisden Maasmechelen (1–3).
The Lisp was quite full before the arrival of the neighbors from Deurne-Noord, but after three defeats in a row in the league, the national champion had no problems with Lierse. The Great Old decided the match in the first half thanks to goals from captain Toby Alderweireld, Ilenikhena and De Laet. Obbi Oulare made it 1-4 on the hour mark with an own goal. Lierse was quickly exhausted in this campaign.
Racing Genk was also not surprised when it visited Wezet, the red lantern in the first national event. The Belgian vice-champions made it 0-4, after a goal from Sor before half-time, and goals from Ouattara, Zeqiri and Baah after the break.
Union, the leader in the Jupiler Pro League, had more difficulty this afternoon with second national team RFC Meux. The Brussels team freewheeled on autopilot to a 1-0 lead via Leysen before half-time, but in the 82nd minute the amateur club actually came alongside. The visiting celebration was short-lived, as Norwegian midfielder Rasmussen scored the 2–1 final score during the next attack.
AA Gent also had a hard time. Against Patro Eisden Maasmechelen, which forced extra time in the cup against Club Brugge last year, it was only able to take distance late in the second half with goals from Hong (77′) and Kums (80′). Earlier, Tissoudali had already scored for the visitors, but Moussa equalized just after half-time.