Genk won their fifth Belgian Cup this Sunday by beating Standard Liege (1-2) in the final played at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels.
The goals of the Japanese Junya Ito and Theo Bondonga unbalanced the duel in favor of the team of the Dutch John Van den Brom, who had not achieved success in this tournament since 2013.
The goals, in the second half
The third Cup final between the two teams – one was won by Genk, in 2000 and the other by Standard in 2018 – was decided in the second half, although Van den Brom’s team already warned in the first half with a shot to the ground. stick by Kristian Thorstvedt.
It was at the beginning of the second half that Genk went ahead through the Japanese Junya Ito, after receiving a ball from Theo Bongonda, who scored the second in the 80 ‘to pass from Paul Onuachu.
The Standard put emotion
The game accelerated at the end when Standard, who were aiming for their ninth title, closed the gap with a header from Jackson Muleka after a pass from Mehdi Carcela.
Arnaud Bodart’s side cornered their rival, although Mousa Sissako’s expulsion in added time reduced Standard’s options. Genk resisted, won the final and won the title.