Despite 70% of ball possesion and a handful of good scoring opportunities Beerschot left the Edmond Machtens Stadium empty handed. Our Mannekes missed efficiency in the box, while RWDM scored twice out of zero chances... but took advantage of two blunders in the Beerschot defense. The conclusion: an unnecessary defeat. 

RWDM played the waiting game, constantly kept about eight players behind the ball and invited Beerschot to get the initiative. Baeten was the only player who had a shot on target, other oppourtunities went over and wide. RWDM threatened on the counter and almost scored with a deviated shot that hit the post and then ricocheted in Lathouwers' arms.

Just after the half hour, and during a period Beerschot were by far the better team, Thorisson was unlucky when his shot hit the chest of O'Brien. Instead of leading 1-0 at half time it was the home team that eventually broke the deadlock. One deep ball from RWDM beat the Beerschot defense. Hens outran Van den Bergh and Meisl, saw his shot saved by Lathouwers... but Plange was on hand to score on the rebound. A harsh result for Beerschot at half time.

Nzita came on for Weymans at the beginning of the second half, with Beerschot putting RWDM even under more pressure. It resulted in three good scoring opportunities, for Seydoux, Baeten and Rigo. But Defourny and an offside decision prevented a deserved equaliser. Beerschot recorded 68% ball possesion but didn't capitalize.

On the hour Beerschot shot themselves in the foot. Van den Bergh fumbled and Biron punished his mistake by hitting home in the top corner. 2-0 instead of 1-1. What a could shower that was.
Beerschot replied with dangerous shots from Sebaoui, Baeten, Thorisson, Alhassan and Vaca but were unable to get on the scoreboard.

REFEREE: Bourdeaud'Hui
GOALS: 40' Plange 1-0, 63' Biron 2-0
RWDM: Defourny, Le Joncour, Vorogovskiy, Biron (83' Botella), Plange (61' Baretto), O'Brien, Hens, Chalouk, De Sart, Oyama, El Ouahdi (70' Sankhon)
BEERSCHOT: Lathouwers, Seydoux (86' Frans), Meisl, Van den Bergh, Matthys (71' Vaca), Weymans (46' Nzita), Rigo (81' Alhassan), Sanusi, Verlinden (71' Sebaoui), Baeten, Thorisson
YELLOW CARDS: El Ouahdi, Matthys

By Danny Geerts

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