In a first half where Union largely dominated their opponent, neither team managed to score. Adingra, Vanzeir, and Lapoussin tested Charleroi’s Koffi, and at the other end of the pitch, Anthony Moris pulled off the only save of his game.
In the second half, Union picked up the pace, and shortly after the restart, Ross Sykes and Dante Vanzeir pressured the Carolo defense. Eventually, our English tower managed to deceive the vigilance of Koffi to break the deadlock 1-0. The electricity was flowing through the Marien Stadium! Union controlled the game comfortably, although Charleroi tried to equalize, Ziani and Teuma had better chances.
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44. Van der Heyden
55′ Sykes 1-0
“We wanted to start well at home and take the three points. We were good, especially in the first half with the chances we had. After the break a little less, but overall it’s well deserved I think. We take 4 out of 6 points, it’s a good start, knowing that we have integrated new players, we saw it today with Ross scoring the winning goal! »Dante Vanzeir
“This victory feels good. We attacked, then we defended well for our first three points. With our audience, it’s always something else, it motivates us. We want to show ourselves and give everything we have, show ourselves to Belgium, to Europe. We gave it our all today, we will give it our all on Tuesday too. »Siebe Van der Heyden
“I had confidence in my group to win this game. I asked them to show that we are still as good, close-knit team, despite the arrival of new players. They did it today but the season is still long obviously. Collective performance makes me happy. We made up for the absence of other players, let’s not forget that. Ross followed the instructions well and created this opportunity and this goal which gave us the 3 points. Now it’s time for the main event next week, we have to believe in it and give 200%! »Karel Geraerts