A goalless first half saw both teams waste a host of scoring opportunities. New-boy Dimata put his best foot forward for KVO.
However, the best chance of the half for the visitors fell to Canesin whose close range shot was saved by Bizot.
Genk too had a couple of good scoring opportunities. However, their shots went wide of the new KVO keeper Proto’s goal. The half ended goalless.
The second half began with a great chance for KV Oostende. However, El Ghanassy’s finishing was sloppy and it stayed 0-0.
Racing Genk took the lead 5 minutes in through Karelis after some excellent preparatory work from Ndidi and Walsh.
This knocked KV Oostende for six. It wasn’t until the closing stages that the visitors came back into the game. Nevertheless it was Racing Genk’s Samatta that scored, making it 2-0 on 90 minutes.
A Musina goal for KV Oostende in the third minute of injury time was too little, too late for the visitors.
Boring game ends in one-all draw
In the 8pm kick-off KV Kortrijk and AA Gent shared the spoils.
The high spot of an otherwise lacklustre first half was Oauli’s Ronaldo-style goal on the half hour and the excellent work by Kagé that preceded it.
In the second half AA Gent pushed forward. Five minutes in Matton found what had been a somewhat lost corner kick from Milicevic. He passed to Neto and it was 1-1, a score that remained unchanged until the final whistle.