The only goal of the match was scored from the penalty spot by Geoffry Hairemans in the 82nd minute. Steven Defour’s men sign a precious success after the heavy defeat against Antwerp last Sunday (5-0). In the standings, Mechelen (13th, 33 points), which is still awaiting the result of its match stopped in Charleroi, comes down to three points from Saint-Trond (12th, 36 pts).
Although dominant in possession, Mechelen did not find a solution against the Trudonnaires throughout the first period. A first act very weak in opportunity since no shot was framed. After 45 minutes, the two teams left with a clean score.
Despite returning from the locker room with better intentions and several chances, the two teams were unable to find the fault after half an hour of play. With less than ten minutes to go, Wim Smet, the referee of the meeting, with the intervention of the VAR, awarded a penalty to Mechelen for a handball by Taichi Hara. Hairemans was responsible for converting it to give the advantage to his people (82nd).
In additional time, the Mechelen defense slouched in order to contain the offensives of a Saint-Trond team which was throwing its last forces into battle.
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