Substitute Mbayo gives coach Custovic a nice entry and 3 gold points in Eupen | Jupiler Pro League 2022/2023

Adnan Custovic has won his first match as the new coach of Kortrijk. His substitutes made the difference. At the end of the match, Selemani set Mbayo on his way to the only goal of the match: 0-1. Kortrijk wins a second time and jumps over Eupen from the relegation zone.

Eupen – Kortrijk in a nutshell:

  • Key moment: Minute 74: Custovic brings Mbayo. The young striker immediately creates danger and scores the only goal 8 minutes later.
  • Man of the match: Is the substitute of the match. Custovic brought Selemani, Guèye and Mbayo to make a difference and they did. Mbayo gets credit for scoring.
  • Statistics: Kortrijk and Eupen do not win much. They are both on 3 victories in 2022, you read that correctly: the calendar year.

Eupen and Kortrijk do not utilize opportunities

Kortrijk had ended up in 17th place after 3 defeats in a row and barely 1 victory. So the club replaced coach Karim Belhocine with Adnan Custovic. He had barely had 2 days to prepare his team.

Eupen had won a second time this season in Westerlo last week, coach Storck counted on the same 11. And they also started the match best. The first big chance was for Avenatti, who got Custovic’s confidence.

Both teams had their moments and chances for the opening goal: N’Dri saw Ilic dive well into a corner, the controls of Lamkel Ze and especially Messaoudi at 2 deep balls were just not good enough to outsmart Moser.

Immediately after the break, Kortrijk was dangerous twice, but then Eupen took control of the match. Although it lacked a good last pass.

On the hour the switches started. Both coaches wanted to win. Custovic replaced Selemani and Guèye for Avenatti and Lamkel Zé, the latter immediately walked into the dressing room.

Substitutes make a difference

The game went up and down with chances for Watanabe for Kortrijk and Soumano and Lambert for Eupen.

Fifteen minutes before the end, Custovic threw Mbayo into the fray and the young attacker immediately set off fire. Together with Selemani and Guèye, he created the necessary danger.

10 minutes before the end, Mbayo walked smartly between the lines, Selemani searched and found him, Mbayo remained very cool: 0-1. Guèye helped create space at the goal.

Eupen coach Storck reacted with a triple substitution, which resulted in 2 hot positions in the 5 minutes of extra time along Magnée and with a free kick. But Kortrijk held its ground and dropped to 12th place with a second win of the season.

Eupen loses for the second time in a row at home to a direct competitor (2 match days ago from Seraing) and is 15th with the hot breath of Seraing, Zulte Waregem and Cercle Brugge.

Custovic: “Perfect start for me”

  • Adnan Custovic (Kortrijk coach): “The boys gave a lot and won a lot of duels. I saw a team that wanted to fight for every ball. You saw that at the end when everyone lay down. I am happy for my players, who deserved this after a difficult year , in which they didn’t win many games. This was a perfect start for me, the 3 points gives a little breathing room, but now we have to keep working.”
  • Bernd Storck (Eupen coach): “It’s a shame we lost, I can’t blame my team. We had the match in our hands, especially in the second half. The only thing missing was a goal. If you don’t score and you make a small mistake, you have Kortrijk the quality to finish it. We knew that. Then we did everything we could for at least a draw, but it was not allowed. This is of course bad. Everyone can beat everyone, everyone needs points. Every match is a six-point match, again next week in Ostend.
  1. second half, minute 98 match over
  2. Yellow card for Kristof D’Haene of KV Kortrijk during the second half, minute 97
  3. second half, minute 96. End: 0-1. The final seconds are confusing, but Put blows the whistle after more than 96 minutes. Kortrijk takes 3 gold points and jumps out of the relegation zone over Eupen. .

    End: 0-1

    The final seconds are confusing, but Put blows the whistle after more than 96 minutes.

    Kortrijk takes 3 gold points and jumps out of the relegation zone over Eupen.

  4. second half, minute 96. Interesting free kick Eupen. The free kick is after 96 minutes, the extra time has already passed one minute, but Mbayo was on the ground a while before that. There are still a lot of hot positions for the Kortrijk goal, Ilic remains on the ground after a collision with Watanabe. In the end, Kortrijk can clear the ball. .

    Interesting free kick Eupen

    The free kick is after 96 minutes, the extra time has already passed one minute, but Mbayo was on the ground a while before that.

    There are still a lot of hot positions for the Kortrijk goal, Ilic remains on the ground after a collision with Watanabe.

    In the end, Kortrijk can clear the ball.

  5. second half, minute 95. Ilic prevents the equalizer. The goalkeeper goes down very well after a good combination from Eupen. Magnée had the 1-1 at the foot. .

    Ilic prevents equalizer

    The goalkeeper goes down very well after a good combination from Eupen. Magnée had the 1-1 at the foot.

  6. Yellow card for Isaac Nuhu of KAS Eupen during the second half, minute 93
  7. second half, minute 93. Schwalbe Nuhu. The Eupen striker wants to decorate a free kick in an interesting place, but that happens a bit too flashy. Yellow is his portion. .

    Schwalbe Nuhu

    The Eupen striker wants to decorate a free kick in an interesting place, but that happens a bit too flashy. Yellow is his portion.

  8. second half, minute 91. Guèye is looking for Selemani. The invaders at Kortrijk are doing what they were charged for. Determine the difference. Guèye pushes on to the right and finds Selemani in front of the goal. There is a goalkeeper and a defender in the way. .

    Gueye is looking for Selemanic

    The invaders at Kortrijk are doing what they were charged for. Determine the difference. Guèye pushes on to the right and finds Selemani in front of the goal. There is a goalkeeper and a defender in the way.

  9. second half, minute 89. 5 minutes of extra time. Eupen still has a little time to avoid a second home defeat in a row against a direct competitor. Seraing won 1-3 here two match days ago. That was the first win for the red lantern. .

    5 minutes extra time

    Eupen still has a little time to avoid a second home defeat in a row against a direct competitor. Seraing won 1-3 here two match days ago. That was the first win for the red lantern.

  10. second half, minute 88. Substitution at KAS Eupen, Jerome Deom in, James Jeggo out
  11. second half, minute 88. Triple substitution Eupen. The home team does everything they can: Storck throws 3 fresh men into the field, Kortrijk made sure that the ball didn’t go out too quickly. .

    Triple change Eupen

    The home team does everything they can: Storck throws 3 fresh men into the field, Kortrijk made sure that the ball didn’t go out too quickly.

  12. second half, minute 88. Substitution at KAS Eupen, Tyreek Magee in, Jason Davidson out
  13. second half, minute 88. Substitution at KAS Eupen, Gary Magnée in, Isaac Christie-Davies out
  14. Yellow card for Stef Peeters from KAS Eupen during the second half, minute 83
  15. second half, minute 83. Mbayo scores. That’s called coming in: the young attacker Mbayo has only been on the field for a few minutes and walks smartly between the lines: he gets the ball cleverly from another substitute Selemani and stays very cool: 0-1. .

    Mbayo scores

    That’s called coming in: the young attacker Mbayo has only been on the field for a few minutes and walks smartly between the lines: he gets the ball cleverly from another substitute Selemani and stays very cool: 0-1.

  16. second half, minute 83.
  17. Goal during the second half, minute 82 by Dylan Mbayo of KV Kortrijk. 0, 1.

    Greenhouse Eupen KV Kortrijk

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  18. second half, minute 77. 10 minutes left. Whoever scores, may win. Eupen insists the most, but has to watch out for the visitors’ counters. Peeters kicks from very far, goes flat. .

    10 minutes left

    Whoever scores, may win.

    Eupen insists the most, but has to watch out for the visitors’ counters.

    Peeters kicks from very far, goes flat.

  19. second half, minute 77. Selemani misses his shot. After a throw-in, Guèye serves the other substitute Selemani. He sees a hole in the KVK defense and walks into the crescent. He puts in, but the ball skims far. .

    Selemani misses his shot

    After a throw-in, Guèye serves the other substitute Selemani. He sees a hole in the KVK defense and walks into the crescent. He puts in, but the ball skims far.

  20. second half, minute 74. Substitution at KV Kortrijk, Dylan Mbayo in, Billel Messaoudi out
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