Charleroi vs Kortrijk by Isaiah
Charleroi managed to go away from Zulte with all three points in an exciting game (2:3). With this result they dramatically raised their hopes for participation in the playoffs I (positions 1-6). They were very effective in attack and played with lot of passion to all 90 minutes and never gave up. Although everything seemed that the match would end in a draw as Zulte equalized just before injury time, Charleroi found the way to score in the last seconds of the game and celebrated a great victory.
They have the right mentality at the moment and they have demonstrated so far that they have the quality to take part in the playoffs I. The good news are that they are not facing any new problems. Substitute striker Roman Ferber (10 games, 2 goals), substitute right back Guillaume Francois (2 games), main defensive midfielder Christophe Diandy (19 games) and substitute stopper Gjoko Zajkov (3 game) are absents again. David Pollet (22 games, 3 goals) and Jeremy Perbet (18 games, 11 goals) will lead the attacking line.
Kortrijk failed to get the victory in a home game against Westerlo, staying at 1-1. They were better till they got the lead in the second half but then they retreated back to defense and accepted the equalizer. This game was the swan song of the coach Johan Walem, who was unloved to the fans classes. He was sacked on Monday, paying the bad season Kortrijk has in the league. Now Karim Belhocine will be their interim coach till further notice.
Key defender Maxime Chanot (24 games, 2 goals) will miss the game, while key right winger Adam Marusic (24 games, 2 goals), defender Fabien Boyer (9 games) and main right winger Herve Kage (15 games, 1 goal) are back in action. Michael Olaitan (3 games) will lead the attacking line.
It is a very important game for Charleroi. They need to win in order to keep their hopes for entering the playoffs, with just five games left to end the regular season. They are now with elevated morale, they are playing OK, while Kortrijk have no chance for playoffs, they are far from relegation positions, and they are not at good form at all.