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Belgium: Genk secure maiden Super Cup win (+video)

Posted in European Football by peterbein on July 22, 2011

Belgian league champions Racing Genk celebrated a maiden Super Cup triumph last night when defeating Belgian Cup winners Standard Liege by a 1-0 scoreline. The champions had home advantage and made the best use of it despite going down to ten men in the 28th minute after forward Jelle Vossen was sent off. The only goal of the game came on the stroke of half-time and it was a quality strike from the left boot of Hungarian midfielder Dániel Tőzsér. The Cristal Arena was barely a third full for the match with just 7,000 turning up for the season’s curtain raiser which was a shame as the goal deserved a bigger stage in which to be appreciated. Nevertheless the win meant that Genk had finally put their record of five straight defeats in this competition to bed having lost three years in a row from 1998-2000 as well as 2002 and 2007. Now the champions can concentrate on the new league season, which begins next weekend, and an opening day home fixture against Beerschot whilst Standard Liege will open their account with an away tie at RAEC Mons.