Tuesday night, Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu scored twice as KRC Genk easily defeated KVC Westerlo by a margin of 6-1 to maintain their lead in the rankings.
In the Jupiler Pro League, the home team defeated the visiting Westerlo team that played with 10 men due to Nene Dorgeles’ red card by scoring five goals before halftime.
As a result of their victory at OH Leuven on the road and Royal Antwerp’s loss to Standard Liege during the previous match day, Genk found themselves in first place in the league.
The visitors had the first chance to take the lead on Tuesday night, but Lyle Foster was unable to do so.
Shortly after, Ghanaian forward Joseph Paintsil scored Genk’s first goal after receiving the ball from Bryan Heynen.
After fifteen minutes, Daniel Munoz’s goal from close range gave Genk their second goal, but Westerlo still succeeded in scoring six minutes later from the penalty spot.
Following that, Paintsil and Onuachu worked extremely well together to score the third goal.
The Super Eagles man scored his fifth goal of the season in less than eight minutes, then added his second goal of the evening and sixth of the season from the penalty spot.
With Paintsil’s help, Munoz grabbed his own brace just before halftime.
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Given the scoreline from the first half, the second half seemed completely unnecessary, and when Dorgeles received a marching order in the 58th minute, Westerlo’s situation only became worse.
The visitors then attempted to play for more than 30 minutes with 10 men on the field without conceding any further goals, but they were unable to as Patrik Hrosovsky scored once more for Genk to bring the score to 6-1.