Union-Antwerp LIVE: the second half finally begins after the smoke bombs of the Antwerp supporters exploded (1-0)

Union-Antwerp LIVE: the second half finally begins after the smoke bombs of the Antwerp supporters exploded (1-0)
Union-Antwerp LIVE: the second half finally begins after the smoke bombs of the Antwerp supporters exploded (1-0)

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The live


Union-Antwerp: live


Antwerp more offensive

Kerk and Balikwisha don’t understand each other on the left side, even though there was a good chance to play. Matazo then strikes, but his shot goes into the stands


The second half will begin in a few moments

Antwerp supporters burst smoke bombs and force the match referee to delay the start of the second half


It’s the break at the King Baudouin Stadium

The 22 actors return to the locker room. Mark van Bommel will have to find the solution to turn the tide in the second half



The Union opened the scoring from a corner. Nilsson deflects the ball perfectly at the near post, Machida is first to the second ball and pushes the ball into the back of the net


Janssen on the ground

The Antwerp striker was injured and remains on the ground. He finally gets back on the field


A committed match

Both teams go back and forth, but make a lot of mistakes. We are witnessing a choppy match


Antwerp plays the counterattacks

The Union has offensive intentions in this first half, but must be wary of counterattacks from Antwerp who play hard shots as soon as there is a little space



It’s a tough battle at the entrance to the Union rectangle, Ekkelenkamp inherits the ball and sends a powerful strike low to the ground. The leather touches Moris’s amount


A packed stadium

The atmosphere is great this Thursday, the King Baudouin Stadium is full!


Alderweireld’s intervention

Castro-Montes slides a good ball towards Nilsson, but Alderweireld intervenes


No real opportunity yet

Both teams attack without discovering each other, no real opportunity yet in this match


Let’s go !

Kick-off is given, happy Croky Cup final to all

3:15 p.m.

The return between Antwerp and Ostend

In the semi-final, Antwerp was held by Oostende in the first leg, but did the job at home, 3-0, to play its third Cup final in five years

3:05 p.m.

The Union semi-final

In the previous round, the Union eliminated Bruges despite a defeat (2-1) in the first leg. At home, Alexander Blessin’s men turned the situation around thanks to Amoura and Sykes in the final minutes.

2:45 p.m.

The eleven of the Union

Uncertain, Burgess is indeed present at the heart of the Unionist defense

2:35 p.m.

The composition of Antwerp

Compared to the last match in Bruges, Mark van Bommel changes his flanks. Ejuke and Ondrejka give way to Kerk and Balikwisha

2:30 p.m.

Hello everyone !

We will experience this Croky Cup final between Union Saint-Gilloise and Antwerp together

The essays

Union: Moris, Mac Allister, Burgess, Machida, Castro-Montes, Vanhoutte, Lapoussin, Rasmussen, Puertas, Amoura, Nilsson

Antwerp: Lammens, De Laet, Wijndal, Matazo, Kerk, Balikwisha, Janssen, Alderweireld, Ekkelenkamp, ​​Keita, Van den Bosch

The pre-match

Union Saint-Gilloise and Antwerp will face each other on Thursday in the final of the 69th edition of the Belgian Cup at the King Baudouin stadium. For the Great Old, the objective is to sign a double after the 2023 final won against Mechelen (0-2) while the people of Brussels will try to lift their first Cup since 1914.

This season, the two teams battled on three different fronts with the championship, the Cup but also European competitions. Antwerp, reigning champion, is out of the race for the coronation and remains in a disappointing season in the Champions League after finishing last in its group behind FC Barcelona, ​​​​FC Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk.

In the Cup, Mark van Bommel’s men took out Oud-Heverlee Louvain in the quarter-finals (2-3) before taking out Ostend (1-1, 3-0).

On the Union side, the 2023-2024 season was more prolific. With a third place in Group E of the Europa League behind Liverpool and Toulouse, USG was transferred to the Conference League where it beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the play-offs (2-2, 2-1) before losing in the round of 16 against Fenerbahçe (0-3, 1-0).

In the championship, Alexander Blessin’s troops paraded at the top of the rankings during a majority of the classic phase. After a complicated start to the playoffs, the Brussels residents are battling with Anderlecht and Club Brugge.

In the Cup, the Union won the Brussels derby against RSCA in the quarter-finals and then took on the Blauw en Zwart in the semi-final (2-1, 2-0).

By beating Antwerp, Union Saint-Gilloise could lift the third Belgian Cup in its history, the first since the 1913-1914 double. On the Great Old side, a victory would mean a fifth trophy and could save the season while offering a double after the 2023 coronation.

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