Both teams finished on ten after the exclusion of Antwerp’s Birger Verstraat (10th) and Kortrijk’s Abdelkahr Qadri (68th). After 25 days, Antwerp (50 points) are second to Club Brugge (48 points). Union (57 points, first) and Anderlecht (42 points, fourth) complete the top four.
In Kortrijk, fifteen out of thirty players were unavailable and two out of four were reserve goalkeepers. Kevin Vandendrische, Rachid Alioui, Jonah Osabute and Habib Guye were injured, Trent Sainsbury joined the Australia squad, Dylan Mboyo and Marlos Moreno were suspended, and Giles DeValle and Timothy Derijk left. For Antwerp, Brian Priske was less concerned that the absence of injured Manuel Benson and Viktor Fischer was confirmed, as was Abdoulaye Sec, who was playing in the Caen semi-final with Senegal. Meanwhile, Dane has renewed attacking duo Samatta-Michael Frey.