With a draw in Eupen, both teams walked into the players' tunnel disappointed. Cercle certainly had chances to win at the Kehrwegstadion and Charles Vanhoutte realized this: “If you play against ten men for so long and level the game twice, then you actually have to finish the match. We had enough chances in the second half, it's a pity we couldn't score,” said Vanhoutte.
Francis and Vanhoutte react after the draw in Eupen
Cercle came back from a goal down twice in the country's easy. The 1-1 came after a beautiful shot from Abu Francis, his first goal for the club. Moments later, Francis was brought down by Baiye. A red card for the Eupen player was the logical consequence. Francis reacted in the mixed zone: “I think it was definitely a justified red card. I think the foul on Majecki could also have been red,” said the Ghanaian. “How did I see my goal? I've been trying to shoot like this for several weeks, but most of the time I'm under pressure. Now I had the space and I could finally do it,” he reflected.