Speaking after the match, KRC Genk's new Coach Emilio Ferrera told VRT Sport "I saw a lot of good will, but there is a lack of confidence."
The first half was marked by the home side's lack of confidence and creativity. Anzji looked dangerous at times, but was also sloppy when it came to finishing. The first half ended goalless.
The second half started well for Genk, but it was soon a case of more of the same as the Russians took control of the game. Anzji took the lead on 65 minutes though a Tshimanga own goal.
Genk would now need to score two to go through. Alijev wrong-footed Van Hout on 72 minutes it was 2-0 to Anzhi Makhachkala and over and out Racing Genk. ,