STVV takes Genk’s first points in 6 matches: 0-0 after intense derby | Jupiler Pro League 2022/2023

STVV takes Genk’s first points in 6 matches: 0-0 after intense derby | Jupiler Pro League 2022/2023
STVV takes Genk’s first points in 6 matches: 0-0 after intense derby | Jupiler Pro League 2022/2023

Genk has not been able to lift itself next to leader Antwerp with an 18 out of 18. It is precisely the neighbors from Sint-Truiden who came to take away points. There were no goals in an intense derby, in extra time a visiting goal was disallowed with narrow offside.

KRC Genk – STVV in a nutshell:

  • key moment: In the added time it is Gianni Bruno who suddenly appears in front of Vandevoordt. The mercenary of AA Gent makes it 1-0, but is offside by a few centimeters. The VAR rightly disallows the goal.
  • Man of the match: Few chances, but a lot of struggle. At STVV captain Toni Leistner did not hide. He fired up the defense and was often in the right place. McKenzie and Cuesta also stood their ground at Genk.
  • Remarkable: Will Golden Boot Paul Onuachu still leave Genk in the coming days? The tall center striker was only brought between the lines in the final minutes by Wouter Vrancken and seems to be third choice for the time being after Németh and Samatta.

A lot of struggle for peace, great opportunities are not forthcoming

With some 20,000 spectators, wonderful weather conditions and the presence of club icon Branko Strupar, we were ready for a fiery Limburg derby.

The tone was immediately set by the Genk supporters, who pulled up a banner with the message: ‘Limburg, our monopoly’.

On the field we mainly saw a lot of fighting in midfield, but both teams also had 1 good chance. For example, Németh just missed his control after a great move by Paintsil and Vandevoordt had to pull out all the stops on a shot by Bauer on the other side.

Furthermore, the supporters received too little value for their money. STVV was very well organized and Genk couldn’t find an answer to that.

The centimeter offside of Gianni Bruno

After the break, the fierce duels continued in quick succession. After Konaté’s arm fluttered against El Khannouss’ chin during a throw-in, referee Vergoote was called to the VAR screen. The referee decided not to fumble in his back pocket and left Konaté unpunished.

STVV successfully waited for Genk and in the end the Canaries even came closest to the winning goal. Substitute Boya forced Vandevoordt to make a good save and in the ultimate final Gianni Bruno even seemed to make the difference.

The attacker who provoked the Genk supporters last weekend with the revealing t-shirt with the message ‘FCK G*NK’ kicked the leather between Vandevoordt’s legs. However, the assistant and ultimately also the VAR had narrowly seen offside.

The match ended in a fair draw. Genk climbs into 2nd place next to Club Brugge, STVV remains in the middle bracket and now has 10 points, just like Union.

Vrancken: “We lacked efficiency”

After the game, Racing Genk coach Wouter Vrancken was absolutely not dissatisfied: “I congratulated my boys afterwards. In the first half we did not win the second ball enough and we had no control over the game, but in the second half we dominated we.”

“We created quite a lot of opportunities, but you have to deal with them better. It was really about efficiency today.”

“The good will was there”, continues Vrancken. “But you have to be able to score faster and it was just not today. We know that STVV has a strong organization, but I think we have found the right solutions.”

“Whether this draw feels like a defeat? No, not really. We certainly played to win, but we just didn’t take our moment enough”, Vrancken concludes.

Janssens: “Feels a bit like a victory”

  • Bernd Hollerbach (coach STVV): “I have a lot of respect for the way my team played today. Our organization was really perfect.”

    “In the end Bruno seemed to give us the victory, that would have been fantastic. It is a shame for him, but it was narrowly offside. We played well and can be happy with our clean sheet.”

  • Wolke Janssens (STVV): “This result feels a bit like a victory. We certainly have respect for Genk, but we were anything but impressed and played with the knife between our teeth.”

    “We are the first team this season that can keep 0 against Genk. Our organization is very good, it is a pity that Bruno was just offside in the added time.”

  • Joseph Paintsil (KRC Genk): “We are not satisfied, but we know that a derby is not easy. We did everything we could and the finish was just not good.”

    “STVV played a good game, but there was room in the back of the defense. We are clearly on the right path and this point is also better than nothing. We will continue in this way.”

  1. second half, minute 98. End of the game. An exciting Limburg derby is over. Genk and STVV fought hard, but were unable to score. In the absolute final, the visitors actually seemed to be taking the full loot, but Gianni Bruno’s goal was rightly disallowed for offside. .

    End of the party

    An exciting Limburg derby is over. Genk and STVV fought hard, but were unable to score. In the absolute final, the visitors actually seemed to be taking the full loot, but Gianni Bruno’s goal was rightly disallowed for offside.

  2. second half, minute 98 match over
  3. second half, minute 97. Hrosovsky about it! The free kick goes to Hrosovsky, who can shoot from the edge of the penalty area, but his shot goes too far. .

    Hrosovsky about it!

    The free kick goes to Hrosovsky, who can shoot from the edge of the penalty area, but his shot goes too far.

  4. Yellow card for Toni Leistner from STVV during the second half, minute 95
  5. second half, minute 95. Genk gets a free kick in the absolute final seconds. Is there anything else in this? .

    Genk gets another free kick in the absolute final seconds. Is there anything else in this?

  6. second half, minute 95. Bicycle kick from Samatta. Both teams are looking for the win. Samatta wants to try a spin on a bouncing ball, but the sitting Al-Dakhil won’t let him decide.  .

    Circumcision of Samatta

    Both teams are looking for the win. Samatta wants to try a bicycle kick on a bouncing ball, but the sitting Al-Dakhil won’t let him decide.

  7. Yellow card for STVV’s Stan Van Dessel during the second half, minute 93
  8. second half, minute 93. Frustration with substitute Van Dessel. He gets a yellow card after a solid kick on Heynen’s ankle. .

    Frustration at the substitute Van Dessel. He gets a yellow card after a solid kick on Heynen’s ankle.

  9. No goal! Genk breathes a sigh of relief! Gianni Bruno’s goal is cancelled. It really doesn’t matter much. . second half, minute 92.

    var No goal!

    Genk breathes a sigh of relief! Gianni Bruno’s goal is cancelled. It really doesn’t matter much.

  10. Bruno scores, but offside? Precisely Gianni Bruno seems to be kicking STVV to a delirium, but the assistant disallows the goal for offside. The VAR needs to rethink everything. . second half, minute 92.

    offside Bruno scores, but offside?

    Precisely Gianni Bruno seems to be kicking STVV to a delirium, but the assistant disallows the goal for offside. The VAR needs to rethink everything.

  11. Vandevoordt is still watching. STVV has not had any opportunities for a while, but suddenly Vandevoordt still has to pull out all the stops on an attempt by substitute Boya. What a chance! . second half, minute 90.

    crucial save Vandevoordt still pay attention

    STVV has not had any opportunities for a while, but suddenly Vandevoordt still has to pull out all the stops on an attempt by substitute Boya. What a chance!

  12. second half, minute 89. Substitution at STVV, Frank Boya in, Shinji Okazaki out
  13. second half, minute 89. Substitution at KRC Genk, Paul Onuachu in, Joseph Paintsil out
  14. second half, minute 89. Little time for the Golden Boot. In the final minutes, Wouter Vrancken puts his Golden Shoe between the lines. He replaces Paintsil who was a bit unlucky in the finish. .

    Little time for the Golden Shoe

    In the final minutes, Wouter Vrancken puts his Golden Shoe between the lines. He replaces Paintsil who was a bit unlucky in the finish.

  15. second half, minute 86. Genk takes the lead by half a second, but it is clear that Samatta fouled goalkeeper Schmidt. The Japanese had the ball tight. .

    Genk takes the lead by half a second, but it is clear that Samatta fouled goalkeeper Schmidt. The Japanese had the ball tight.

  16. second half, minute 85. Substitution at STVV, Stan Van Dessel in, Shinji Kagawa out
  17. second half, minute 84. Return of Al-Dakhil. STVV is still having a hard time getting out, but the opportunities are also scarce for Genk. Paintsil escapes on the right, but Al-Dakhil is also quick and actually gets the flank attacker back. Nice work by the young defender. .

    Return of Al-Dakhil

    STVV is still having a hard time getting out, but the opportunities are also scarce for Genk. Paintsil escapes on the right, but Al-Dakhil is also quick and actually gets the flank attacker back. Nice work by the young defender.

  18. second half, minute 80. Substitution at KRC Genk, Matias Alejandro Galarza in, Bilal el Khannous out
  19. second half, minute 80. At Genk, the young El Khannouss has had a courageous match. It is up to the Argentine substitute Galarza to make the difference. .

    At Genk, the young El Khannouss has had a courageous match. It is up to the Argentine substitute Galarza to make the difference.

  20. second half, minute 77. Christian Brüls pushes through again, but his teammates don’t move enough. The experienced Okazaki showed very little in this match. .

    Christian Brüls continues wonderfully, but there is too little movement among his teammates. The experienced Okazaki showed very little in this match.

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