Preview KMSK Deinze
When I looked at the screen of my Iphone at half-time, I read the word control. Westerlo had control of the first half and went into the dressing room with a well-deserved 0-1 lead. After the coffee break, the face was completely different. Nangis and Nzuzi were the devils on duty. They soon made it 1-1 on their own. Westerlo seemed upset and had insufficient time to recover. Özer had a fine reflex on a Glenn Claes header, but less than ten minutes later the Westerlo goalie had to turn around a second time. Nangis again conquered the ball and played it into Rocha, who had to tip the ball over Özer.
Westerlo woke up and started an ultimate final offensive. A penalty on Vetokele was not whistled for by ref Pirard. Abrahams went to seek redress and hit the referee lightly, causing the South African to take a shower with direct red. Sadin kept Brusseleirs on their toes in the final seconds with a fine save on a low slide from Alici. For the second time this season, Westerlo failed to win in the Edmond Machtens Stadium.
Deinze will be the next hurdle in the battle for second place on Sunday, as no one doubts that Union SG can take the cup this season. Deinze won convincingly from Club NXT last weekend after having drawn fairly at Lierse Kempenzonen the week before. David Gevaert’s troops were sent home 3-0 in ’t Kuipje. Whether it will be a celebration again we will find out next Sunday at 20h00 in ’t Kuipje!