With a view to the Europe play-offs, there was still a lot at stake for both Racing Genk and KV Kortrijk. Provided a win, the West Flemish could come 1 point from Genk and thus the 8th place.
The home team did not intend to take it easy and quickly put things in order. Thorstvedt and Onuachu missed the first chances, but just past the opening quarter the Golden Boot was in the right place. He headed an untenable corner past Ilic.
Kortrijk was cornered and had to pay for it moments later with a second goal. Onuachu put a cross from Ito back in front of goal and Paintsil only had to put his foot against the leather.
Shortly before halftime, Lucumi almost gave the visitors hope again. He kicked a ball clumsily against Badamosi, so that Messaoudi came face to face with Vandevoordt out of nowhere. The Genk goalkeeper won the battle. Genk was already victorious at the break.
We can be brief about the second half. Kortrijk was just a little more present, but that didn’t lead to any real big opportunities. Messaoudi again created an open chance on Vandevoordt. On the other side, Ilic also showed his skills with a strong reflex on a goal by Sadick.
Genk recovers after the painful defeat on the field of Anderlecht and now has a gap of 5 points on the number 9 Cercle Brugge. Kortrijk remains 11th and seems to be allowed to forget the Europe play-offs.