A good start to the new season

In football, Westerlo kicked off the European season for Belgium in their qualifying match for the Europa League. Westerlo stunned Turku of Finland with a late goal by 22-year-old substitute Geoffrey Cabeke, 0-1.

The return match will take place next week in Westerlo, in the Kempen area in Antwerp province. A place in the third qualifying round is at stake then. Westerlo will start as the favourites before their home crowd and after winning the first leg.

Westerlo qualified for European football by reaching the Cup Final. They were beaten by Standard de Liège, but were guaranteed a ticket to the Europa League after all as Standard will play the Champions League preliminaries.