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Onuachu Nets Goal No. 35, Dessers Scores Winner As Genk Beat Anderlect Away To Boost League Title Hopes 

Onuachu Nets Goal No. 35, Dessers Scores Winner As Genk Beat Anderlect Away To Boost League Title Hopes 

Paul Onuachu and Cyriel Dessers were on target as Genk defeated Anderlecht 2-1 away in the play-offs, to give their Belgian league title hopes a big boost, Completesports.com reports.

Onuachu has now scored 35 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions for Genk this season.

On his part, Dessers scored his first goal since 6th December 2020 and has now scored five goals in 32 appearances in all competitions this term.

Onuachu opened scoring in the 16th minute before Lukas Nmecha equalised for Anderlecht on 31 minutes.

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Dessers, who replaced Onuachu on 76 minutes scored the winning goal in the 86th minute.

Saturday’s win took Genk’s points to 38 in the four-team league title play-offs just two points behind leaders Club Brugge, who could stretch their lead at the top if they beat visiting Royal Antwerp on Sunday.

Genk will welcome Royal Antwerp in their next game on Thursday.

The team that finish top in the four-team league title play-offs will be crowned champions and qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

The second placed side will be in the Champions League qualification while the side in third will take part in the Europa League qualification.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

    NIGERIANS everywhere…..what a great country managed by vissionles leaders from time immemorial but God willing the youths will take charge some day..

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    Congratulations to you both.

    “Dessers, who replaced Onuachu on 76 minutes scored the winning goal in the 86th minute”.

    However, I have never seen any coach in the world to have set of the same strikers in his team.

    Osimhen, Onuachu, Simy and Sodiq. Having these strikers in Super Eagles means we have four players in one striker which is Osimhen. We are having Osimhen in four places. That means our opponents have nothing to be worried about.

    Onuachu off for Dessers, nice combinations.

    Let’s look at this picture of Dessers and Onuachu by ourselves.

    The coach have so many choices of strikers to choose from.

    Why Oga Rohr own is different?

    What Dessers did wrong? He’s not playing regularly but he’s in good shape and scoring whenever his call upon.

    Why Dessers is not playing for Nigeria? Oga Rohr why? The little time you gave him against Algeria, he almost scored. How many minutes did he play?

    Super Eagles needed Dessers. Is it a crime if you are not a tall player? He is not short either.

    Time will tell. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Peter highstar 3 years ago

      Victor “the Predator” Osimhen is different from Onuachu who is a box 18 specialist and don’t need 2 touches to score

  • Collins id 3 years ago

    There is no chance for dessers at this moment where the likes of moffi, iheanacho, are there to play the second striking position, as for Main striker no chance too, I think rohr invited the four giants to fulfill righteousness, at list four of them are hot at the moment, we should be talking about olise, tella, nwakali, nwobodo. Not dessers at the moment. However I still believe in dessers as an exceptional kind of striker, his foot work is very good and he is skillful aswell, he should keep doing his thing, let’s see what happens next season when onuachu must have been sold by then, my major concern is that midfield, rohr should have invited nwakali nwobodo Ibrahim abas, I know he doesn’t fancy azus so no need to mention, tosin kayinde is also not bad for the AM options, my thoughts.

    • Jide Dola 3 years ago

      Men this obinna nwobodo is a gold o, pinpoint crosses, nice linkup passes. Sorry to say I prefer him to Marcus, is a kind of player that mean business, he has pace, short accuracy, so many quality. I will love it if he can be invited, he will bring something different to SE. Very direct in his play, we have enough wingers that do side dribbling, same with marcus. Moreover, we don’t have a player that has his kind of cross in super eagles presently. With this guy our tall strikers will score goals

      • Greenturf 3 years ago

        I’m afraid Nwobodo is a central/defensive midfielder not a winger.

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    It could be a matter of time, Obinna will be called. He is young, very fast and skillful on the ball. In the mean time, lets see what Marcus can do with his invitation against Cameroon next month. Dessers is good but, everybody can see that he is not up to the same standard as Onuachu in quality and depth. No one in Europe has scored more GOAL than Onuachu this season with 35 goals. What a guy.

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