D1A: Standard takes hara-kiri against Zulte Waregem

The goals : 14th Fossey (1-0), 39th Dussenne (2-0), 76th Fadera (2-1), 85th Ndour (2-2).

Standard : Bodart, Dussenne, Bokadi, Laifis, Fossey, Cimirot, Alzate (88th Emond), Dönnum, Balikwisha (73rd Canak), Zinckernagel, Ohio (73rd Perica).

Zulte Waregem: Bostyn, Fila, Willen, Derijck, Sissako (62nd Rommens), Ndour, Miroshi (83rd Braem), Brüls, Fadera, Vossen, Gano.

Yellow cards: Miroshi, Laifis, Rommens, Fossey.

Referee: Jan Boterberg.

Support: 18.073

Standard took a huge hit on the head on Saturday night at Sclessin, conceding a 2-2 draw against Zulte Waregem. A completely improbable scenario as the Liège team had lived, until the approach of the last quarter of an hour of play, a terribly quiet evening. Conscious of the importance of the moment, six days after their defeat at the Jan Breydelstadion where they had not been at the end of their ideas and had lacked conviction, Noë Dussenne and his teammates had started the match, very important from the perspective of a participation in the Playoffs 2, in a serious and applied way. By taking their Flandrian opponent directly by the throat, without giving him the possibility of breathing, Standard made the task easy, with a first reward falling just before the first quarter of an hour of Fossey’s footwork, at the reception of a perfect cross from Alzate. And a second before half-time, on a corner kick from Dönnum for the head of Dussenne, author of his fifth goal of the season.

Nothing could happen to this Standard, very good defensively and at a good level. And if the second half was less exciting, in terms of chances in particular, the Liège team quietly managed events, until this goal from Fadera, who made it 2-1 on a beautifully placed send-off in the ceiling of the goal de Bodart, who had only been worried until then by a recovery, off target, from the same Fadera at the start of the second period. A goal that changed everything, since Zulte Waregem, more reckless, snatched the division five minutes from the final whistle, thanks to Ndour.

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