Pro League: Genk beats Sporting Charleroi 3-2

GENK. Genk conquered Sporting Charleroi.


GENK. Genk prevailed over Sporting Charleroi. Genk was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Luminus Arena stadium in Genk on Tuesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Jasper Vergoote with the help of Michael Geerolf and Martijn Tiesters. The 4th official was Arthur Denil. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.7 degrees Celsius or 65.66 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 49%.​

Match Statistics

Genk was in firm control of the ball 61% while Sporting Charleroi was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Genk was more aggressive with 78 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Genk won the match.

Genk shot 25 times, 10 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Sporting Charleroi shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Genk. On the other side, Sporting Charleroi received 1 yellow card (M. Ilaimaharitra).

After this match, Genk will have 33 points like Antwerp to move up in the 4th place. On the other side, Sporting Charleroi will stay with 28 points like RFC Seraing to move down in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 35'

    M. Ilaimaharitra

  • 38'

    M. Ilaimaharitra

  • 46'

    K. Thorstvedt

    A. Ouattara Mohammed

  • 55'

    P. Onuachu

    J. Ito

  • 59'

    K. Tshiend (OG)

  • 60'

    D. Heymans

    A. Zorgane

  • 60'

    J. Kayembe

    I. Mbenza

  • 60'

    A. Gholizadeh

    A. Zaroury

  • 65'

    C. Cuesta

  • 73'

    D. Heymans

  • 75'

    T. Bongonda

    J. Ito

  • 79'

    L. Oyen

    P. Onuachu

  • 86'

    N. Petkevicius

    K. Tshiend

  • 86'

    M. Wasinski

    S. Knezevic

  • 88'

    J. Lucumi

    J. Paintsil

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Genk will host Gent on the 15th of May with a 21-16 head to head in favor of Genk (10 draws).

Sporting Charleroi will host Mechelen on the 14th of May with a 13-12 head to head record in favor of Mechelen (10 draws).

Genk: Formation and Lineups

Genk started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Bernd Storck chose to play with the following team: Maarten Vandevoordt (6.3), Tobe Leysen (6.6), Daniel Muñoz (6.6), Mujaid Sadick (6.5), Carlos Cuesta (7.8), Gerardo Arteaga (6.1), Bryan Heynen (7.4), Aziz Ouattara Mohammed (6.6), Junya Ito (7.6), Patrik Hrošovský (7.1), Joseph Paintsil (7.1) and Paul Onuachu (7.8).


Genk made 4 changes: A. Ouattara Mohammed for K. Thorstvedt (46′), J. Ito for T. Bongonda (75′), P. Onuachu for L. Oyen (79′) and J. Paintsil for J. Lucumi (88′).

Top player: Kristian Thorstvedt

Probably the most impressive player in Genk was Kristian Thorstvedt even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 25 passes (88% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 46′.

Sporting Charleroi: Formation and Lineups

Sporting Charleroi started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Edward Still played with: Hervé Koffi (7.5), Ken Nkuba (6.3), Stefan Knežević (6.5), Stelios Andreou (7.4), Loic Bessile (7.4), Anass Zaroury (6.4), Marco Ilaimaharitra (7.1), Adem Zorgane (6.5), Isaac Mbenza (7.0), Ryota Morioka (6.8), Vakoun Issouf Bayo (7.2).


Sporting Charleroi made 5 changes: A. Zorgane for D. Heymans (60′), I. Mbenza for J. Kayembe (60′), A. Zaroury for A. Gholizadeh (60′), K. Tshiend for N. Petkevicius (86′) and S. Knezevic for M. Wasinski (86′).

Best player: Hervé Koffi

The player that probably impressed the most for Sporting Charleroi was the goalkeeper: Hervé Koffi. His rating is 7.50. He performed 8 saves.

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