Super Eagles’ Onuachu, Dessers Send Genk To Champions League


Nigerian footballers Paul Onuachu and Cyriel Dessers were instrumental as their brilliant performance sent Racing Genk to the third qualifying round of next season’s UEFA Champions League, following its 4-0 thrashing of Royal Antwerp in the Belgian Jupiler League at the Luminous Arena.

The result keeps Genk in second place in the Belgian First Division A table heading into the final round.

Nigerian strikers Paul Onuachu and Cyriel Dessers played a key role in the win by being involved in three of the four goals scored by the Limburg club.

Onuachu assisted Kristian Thorstvedt score two of his three goals; he set up the Norwegian three minutes after the restart, then provided his second assist of the game in the 64th minute.

With sixteen minutes left on the clock, Dessers came off the bench to replace his international teammate, a move that meant Onuachu’s scoring streak in the division ended at seven games.

Dessers made an immediate impact, scoring barely a minute after his introduction – his sixth goal of the season.

Racing Genk will face back-to-back champions Club Brugge in its final fixture of the 2020-2021 season on Sunday, May 23.


Chidi Nwoke/AllSoccerNigeria.


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