Union SG – Union Berlin (Europa League) : 3-0

This encounter against Union Berlin was to be a promising one! After an exciting first leg (3-3), coach Karel Geraerts put Simon Adingra alongside Victor Boniface upfront, replacing injured player Yorbe Vertessen.

The match started well for Union Saint-Gilles, who played in Anderlecht for the first time in European Cup history. Simon Adingra snatched the ball from the Berlin defense and Teddy Teuma put it past their keeper to lead 1-0. Our Unionists controlled the game and Union Berlin only had one threat from a long shot from Juranovic.

In the second half, the visitors brought little danger and our Unionists grew more and more confident. After Victor Boniface’s quadruple leg pass, Lazare Amani scored to make it 2-0 in the 64th minute. He would later score 20 minutes later from a cross from Bart Nieuwkoop but the Ivorian was disallowed by VAR. Union finalized the match with a glorious goal from Loïc Lapoussin, who sent the ball into the top corner without any hesitation. The match therefore ended 3-0, with Union qualifying for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League! And this, for the first time in our post-war history. We will meet Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Ticketing information will follow shortly!

Allez l’Union !