Red-hot Onuachu strikes again for Genk
Kalu scores first goal of season in Bordeaux draw
KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu showed why the club’s director thinks he can play for Liverpool as he added another two goals to his tally for the Belgian side in their 4-2 defeat at the hands of Royal Antwerp in the Belgian Jupiler League.
Onuachu just agreed to a new contract contract until 2024, and he opened the scoring for his side after only 13 minutes, converting a pass from teammate Junya Ito to put Genk 1-0 up away from home. The home side came roaring back and pulled themselves level through former Manchester United and Leicester City right-back Ritchie de Laet in the 27th minute. Midfielder Birger Verstraete scored ten minutes later to put Antwerp ahead for the first time in the match before Koji Miyoshi added a third in the 41st minute as Antwerp took a firm grip of the affairs of the match.
Former Aston Villa forward Mbwana Samatta set up Michael Frey in the 69th minute to send the home side well clear of their opposition. Onuachu scored his second goal from the penalty spot in the 80th minute to halve the deficit for Genk, but it was not enough. Antwerp won the match convincingly at the end by a scoreline of 4-2. Onuachu has now scored in four consecutive matches for Genk this season.
In the French Ligue 1, Super Eagles winger Samuel Kalu finally opened his account for struggling Girondins de Bordeaux in a 3-3 draw against Montpellier. French forward Valere Germain opened the scoring for Montpellier after just 11 minutes before Hwang Ui-Jo levelled matters for Bordeaux. Jean Onana added a second goal for Bordeaux as they looked to turn the game on its head.
Montpellier launched a comeback of their own as Germain equalised to make it 2-2 before Florent Mollet scored in the 71st minute to put Montpellier back in front. It took an effort from substitute Samuel Kalu in the 85th minute to secure a point for his side in the match.