Unfortunately, the value of this match had disappeared a little. Fighting for the honour, that was in it on this evening. By the way, within 3 weeks we will make this trip again, but then it will be a real cup match.
And they fought. The first best chance was immediately there. In the changeover Christophe Janssens, Kurt Abrahams saw himself all alone. Kurt made his meters, gave a good pass to Christian Brüls and he gave a frivolous pass to Buyl. Stephen found the occasional captain Lukas Van Eenoo on his way and he shot the ball through Vega’s foot into the Brussels goal (0-1). Even though this was a lucky goal, the preparation was of a high level.
A minute later, the score could have doubled. With a bad Union pass, Christian Brüls just got the ball in his foot, but with the shot he delivered he could have done a lot more.
Union had one good chance in the first half, but Casper Nielsen shot the ball in the side net.
After that it all got a little bit more acrimonious. The bank of Union was completely excited and that was also reflected in the players on the field. At first a scandalous offence against Kurt Abrahams was only punished with yellow, but in the next offence substitute Ahannach was immediately pushed under his nose with the red card.
In the last second Bryan Van Den Bogaert delivered a good cross to Igor Vetokele, who managed to get the ball into the goal (0-2).
A well-deserved victory for our Kemphanen, who in turn filled up some confidence in the second period.
KVC Westerlo: Van Langendonck, Dewaele, Kone, Soumah, Janssens (73′ Remmer), Keita, Van Eenoo, Brüls, Abrahams, Buyl (63′ Van Den Bogaert), Vetokele
Union SG: Saussez, Vega (78′ Young), Kandouss, Perdichizzi, Kis (45′ Hamzaoui), Mehlem , Teuma, Nielsen (63′ Ahannach), Tabekou, Ferber, Fixelles
Goals: 13′ Van Eenoo (0-1), 92′ Vetokele (0-2)
Yellow cards: Ferber, Teuma, Hamzaoui, Janssens en Abrahams
Red card: Ahannach