Standard continued to push forward and Genk were nowhere to be seen.
However, the visitors gradually were able to create chances the best of which was a short-range shot from Karelis that was saved by the Standard keeper Hubert. Just as it looked as through Racing Genk were coming into the game Standard went two-up.
Trebel’s (photo, left) hard-struck shot from outside the area made it 2-0 to the home side on 31 minutes. Karelis almost pulled one back for Genk on the stroke of half time, nut is was not to be and the half ended 2-0 to Standard.
Genk needed a goal and pushed forward. However, Standard remained dangerous on the counter-attack. Racing Genk’s task become a lot more difficult when the lost Dewaest 10 minutes from time.
Legear had a great chances to put Standard three-up just before time, but his shot went just wide. With a two-goal advantage Standard will travel to Genk as clear favourites for the final in two weeks’ time.