Cercle Brugge, Belgium’s bottom side, dashed Kortrijk’s hopes of making consecutive Belgian Cup finals with a surprise 2-1 away win in the first leg. Foeke Booy’s men stopped the rot after six straight league defeats and gained a huge confidence boost ahead of the upcoming Play-Off 3 series of games. Kortrijk coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck continued… Read More Kortrijk 1-2 Cercle Brugge: Bakenga’s winner keeps the door open for a European spot.
Racing Genk goalkeeper Köteles László was the hero as he scored the winning penalty to send his side into the Belgian Cup final at the expense of Anderlecht. In a cruel twist of fate, his opposite number Silvio Proto saved three times in a dramatic shootout before missing himself. Mario Been’s side will meet the… Read More Racing Genk 1-0 Anderlecht (1-1 AET. Genk win 7-6 on penalties): A tale of two goalkeepers
A little round-up of recent goings on in Belgian football. Beerschot and Adrie Koster have gone their separate ways Beerschot boss Adrie Koster has become the seventh coach to lose his job this season – an alarmingly high number made worse when you consider the Belgian top division numbers just sixteen sides. Koster left by… Read More On Benteke, Vadis, Koster and the Belgian Cup
Cofidis Cup final – KV Kortrijk 0-1 Lokeren – Sporting triumph in adversity thanks to Harbaoui’s winner Saturday night’s Belgian cup final between Kortrijk and Lokeren provided a number of talking points despite the absence of the big five. It took Hamdi Harbaoui’s delightful finish over an advancing Darren Keet to settle the destination of… Read More Jupiler Pro League News round-up – 26 March
While for some tonight’s showpiece occasion may lack some of the lustre of past finals, which featured at least one so-called big hitter, the Belgian cup final between Lokeren and KV Kortrijk represents something of an exciting step into the unknown. Lokeren are making just their second appearance, 31 years after a 4-0 defeat to… Read More Cofidis Cup final preview – Lokeren v KV Kortrijk