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Belgium - JPL: Paul Onuachu opens his goal counter and puts Genk on track

Belgium - JPL: Paul Onuachu opens his goal counter and puts Genk on track

First goal for Paul Onuachu in the Jupiler Pro League this season. The Genk striker found the net this Saturday, August 7, against Kortrijk, allowing his team to win with a score of 2 goals to 1.

For the first time this season in the Jupiler Pro League , Paul Onuachu made the nets shake. And it was not too early for the top scorer of the Belgian league in the 2020-2021 season (35 goals). After two first games in which the Nigerian striker remained silent, he finally woke up this Saturday by scoring the equalizer (1-1) for his team RC Genk (9th, 4 pts) against Kortrijk (2nd, 6 pts).

The Nigerian center forward's awakening rhymes with his club's first victory after a draw and a home defeat in the previous games. And against Kortrijk on Saturday, the task was not easy for Paul Onuachu's teammates. They were even caught cold in the 18th minute of the game when Teddy Chevalier opened the scoring.

While things seemed to be going badly for the Genkois, Paul Onuachu will sound the revolt of his team by equalizing (52nd) with a header on a well shot corner. The visitors will then multiply the attacks in the opponent's defense. A pressure that will finally bear fruit. In the 92nd minute, Genk gets another corner. Midfielder Mike Trésor sends the ball to Daniel Munoz who takes advantage of poor goalkeeping by Ilic to score and seal the fate of the match (1-2).

A hard-fought victory that bears the mark of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Because in addition to equalizing, Paul Onuachu pushed his teammates to go for the 3 points.

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