"51 points, which was our objective. This Play-Off first was inside. Now it's been successful with 45 pieces, but we maintain our objective," said Peter Maes, the day before the match. Genk coach had to provide for the replacement of the suspended Bailey.Neeskens Kebano took his place.
"We have to win and then pray," said Yannick Ferrera. "We have worked ourselves into trouble, we have to get out there so himself. Genk will take us only too happy from Play-Off first." Ferrera replaced Badibanga and Fiore by Andrade and Dompé.
Genk started fresh from the liver to the contest. Karelis could not reach a sharp cross, Walsh took the dropping ball right on the strip with the left but kicked high over the bar. Then Kebano and Karelis combined well but the ball was Malinovskyi not reached.
|Dompé scored the winning goal for the home side from a clear offside.|
Standard took over with some good crosses from the right by Trebel and Dossevi. Edmilson and Dompé were not heads.Moments later, Edmilson and Dompé combined well. Dompé was suddenly alone in the corner of the small area but decided wide.
Genk held out and poked at with a header from Dewaest which went narrowly wide. Moments later Malinovskyi could march down the middle. His cannon ball went narrowly over the mult of Valdés. Standard insisted but the Genk defense stood tall.Three minutes from the break countered Genk than deadly. Pozuelo picked the ball up, snatched up and put some nice until at Karelis. Which did better than in the first leg of the cup and poked the ball past Valdés against the ropes. 0-1 and so that position did not change until halftime.
The second half started violently. Karelis kicked a dropping ball cannonball but did not get through the forest of legs. Standard went into counterattack and Dompé had assists. Santini was pretty clever run and scored the equalizer high into the net.
The game then went suddenly at full speed. Malinovskyi kicked, but missed, across Maniatis popped over. Dompé threw the ball up close in the stands.
However, the home team scored. Kosanvic was able to put a warded ball Dompé was well offside but as yet the 2-1 head inside.A minute later it was Genk ten. Edmilson Walsh kicked and grabbed Delferière straight to the back.
Standard Liege lineup : Valdes, Dompé, Scholz, Dossevi, Santini (88 Arslanagic), Enoh (12 'Maniatis), Edmilson, Trebel, Andrade, Fai and Kosanovic.
Arrangement KRC Genk : Bizot, Walsh, Dewaest, Kabasele, Hamalainen, Ndidi, Pozuelo, Malinovskyi, Kebano (88 de Camargo), Buffalo (74 'Tshimanga) and Karelis (80 Samatta).