Pro League: Genk overcomes Mechelen 4-2

GENK. Genk tops Mechelen 4-2.


GENK. Genk overcomes Mechelen 4-2.

The match was played at the Luminus Arena stadium in Genk on Friday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Lawrence Visser with the assistance of Thibaud Nijssen and Michael Geerolf. The 4th official was Lothar D’hondt. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.8 degrees Celsius or 51.37 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 70%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Genk was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Mechelen that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.

Genk was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Genk won the contest.

Genk shot 15 times, 7 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Mechelen shot 13 times, 8 on target, 3 off target.


Genk received 1 yellow card (A. Ouattara Mohammed). On the opposite side, Mechelen received 3 yellow cards (R. Schoofs, H. Cuypers and L. Bijker).

After this encounter, Genk will have 29 points like Mechelen to move up in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Mechelen will stay with 29 points like Genk to move down in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 14'

    R. Schoofs

  • 25'

    A. Ouattara Mohammed

  • 31'

    D. Munoz

  • 60'

    G. Hairemans

  • 62'

    M. Shved

    N. Storm

  • 67'

    G. Engvall

    G. Hairemans

  • 69'

    P. Hrosovsky

    K. Thorstvedt

  • 69'

    J. Paintsil

    A. Ouattara Mohammed

  • 69'

    H. Cuypers

  • 75'

    L. Bijker

  • 78'

    T. Bongonda

    P. Onuachu

  • 80'

    T. Bongonda

  • 81'

    R. Van Drongelen

    L. Bijker

  • 84'

    R. Schoofs

  • 88'

    T. Bongonda

  • 90'

    M. Sadick

    L. Oyen

  • 90'

    J. Paintsil

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Genk will play away against Sporting Charleroi on the 6th of May with a 17-14 head to head stats in favor of Genk (7 draws).

Mechelen will play away with Gent on the 7th of May with a 15-7 head to head statistic in favor of Gent (8 draws).

Genk: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Bernd Storck chose to play with the following team: Maarten Vandevoordt (6.9), Daniel Muñoz (7.4), Mark McKenzie (6.4), Jhon Lucumi (7.3), Gerardo Arteaga (6.1), Luca Oyen (6.9), Aziz Ouattara Mohammed (6.8), Bryan Heynen (7.4), Junya Ito (7.7), Paul Onuachu (7.1) and Kristian Thorstvedt (6.8).


Genk made 4 changes: K. Thorstvedt for P. Hrosovsky (69′), A. Ouattara Mohammed for J. Paintsil (69′), P. Onuachu for T. Bongonda (78′) and L. Oyen for M. Sadick (90′).

Top player: Theo Bongonda

Probably the most impressive player in Genk was Theo Bongonda.

His rating is (9.0) with 2 goals, 2 passes (100% accurate) and 0 key passes.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 78′.

Mechelen: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Wouter Vrancken played with: Gaëtan Coucke (6.6), Sandy Walsh (6.7), Thibault Peyre (6.1), Jordi Vanlerberghe (6.2), Lucas Bijker (6.8), Vinicíus Souza (7.1), Rob Schoofs (7.1), Geoffry Hairemans (7.7), Kerim Mrabti (6.9), Nikola Storm (7.3) and Hugo Cuypers (7.0).


Mechelen made 3 changes: N. Storm for M. Shved (62′), G. Hairemans for G. Engvall (67′) and L. Bijker for R. Van Drongelen (81′).

Top player: Geoffry Hairemans

Probably the most impressive player in Mechelen was Geoffry Hairemans.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 39 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 12. He performed 5 crosses.

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