Leader Union humiliates KV Oostende on its own field and deepens the gap with pursuers even further

Union is participating this season. If not for the title, then certainly for the Champions Play-offs. A health walk by the sea resulted in a tough 1-7 on the field of KV Oostende, which is playing football more dramatically week after week. Undav was the big man with four goals for the team from Brussels. Union’s lead over Club and Antwerp already counts seven points: where does this fairy tale end? It is already the autumn champion.

It was something, there before half-time in KV Oostende-Union. The visitors came to the coast with a mission: to achieve a seven-point lead over Club Brugge and Antwerp, and that as a PhD student. KVO is in a bad way and had lost three times in a row, and it soon became clear that a fourth loss would be added. Less than a minute later the ball rolled, and it was already behind Hubert.

Niewkoop’s goal was rightly disallowed due to previous offside, but after four minutes the proud leader took the lead. After fumbling by the Ostend defenders, Undav had to push the ball in: 0-1. On fifteen minutes the German had already made his second after a fantastic combination that cut through butter like a knife. Union as if it were Barcelona during its heyday. KVO played football like a true relegation candidate.

Undav four(t no more)

For a moment the impression was created that we would still have a match. Ambrose gave up on a defensive error by Union, and moments later Ndicka’s equalizing goal was ruled out for offside. On the other side, the inhabitants of Brussels were relentless: Nielsen pushed in the 1-3 after Jäkel badly touched the ball, during stoppage time Burgess even made it 1-4. The otherwise sympathetic KVO audience whistled the players in en masse, and Blessin couldn’t stand it anymore either. He changed no fewer than three players during the break: top scorer Gueye came on the field.

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That did not help much, because the match image remained unchanged: Union supreme, KVO as loose sand. Undav was able to complete his hat-trick before the hour after a beautiful ball and preparatory work by Vanzeir. The German even celebrated his goal somewhat modestly: it became a bit pathetic for Ostend.

The agony of the Kustboys continued: 1-6 in minute 69 after a second goal from Burgess at a corner, Union continued to steam and even made the 1-7 via Undav. That thickness is a total of four goals, so up to 14. And all that under the noise of those accompanying fans, who were completely over the moon. At times it seemed like a home game for them. The inhabitants of Brussels now have 18 out of 18: impressive. Union is now completely alone in the lead, with a bonus of no less than seven points and the title of autumn champion. It’s in this season. If not for the title, then at least for the Champions Play-offs. Not a single neutral football fan would be sorry about that.

Leader Union humiliates KV Oostende on its own field and deepens the gap with pursuers even further

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