On matchday 9 of the Jupiler Pro League, RSCA met KAS Eupen am Kehrweg. Coach Brian Riemer had several absentees in his core, and therefore had to do some puzzling in his starting XI. His renewed team returned from the Eupen with three points.
A lot of changes in the starting line-up against Eupen compared to the previous match. Louis Patris started at right back, Killian Sardella started on the bench. In central midfield, Amadou Diawara got his chance, replacing the unfortunate Thomas Delaney. And Aders Dreyers and Luis Vázquez - for the first time - also started the match. Were absent: Amuzu, Dolberg, Raman and N'Ddiaye. As a result, Tristan Degreef also joined the selection for the A-team for the first time.
The match started well for the Mauves. After just half a minute of play, Anders Dreyer found himself alone in front after a pass byThéo Leoni, and he immediately scored. RSCA had more chances, but could not immediately double. Rits' attempts were blocked by Pandas. The pressure from RSCA decreased over time, which also allowed Eupen to get into the match better. After half an hour, an attempt by Luiz Vázquez went over, and at the other end Kasper Schmeichel had to intervene well on an attempt by Yentl Vangenechten. But a little later the score was 1-1. Isaac Nuhu scored a beautiful equalizer for Eupen just before half-time.
After the break, RSCA gradually got back into the match. Ludwig Augustinsson and Anders Dreyer had the chance to give Sporting the lead again, but failed to convert. And when Sporting increased their possession, Thorgan Hazard managed to pass the ball to Luis Vázquez. He forced his Eupen defender to make an intervention that ended up in his own goal. 1-2. Moments later, the Hazard-Vázquez duo seemed to score again, but the Argentinian's ball went over. RSCA dominated the rest of the game, although Nuhu almost scored again for Eupen. But on the counter from Théo Leoni, Luis Vázquez managed to score in cold blood to win RSCA the three points. Final score: 1-3.