RSCA did not manage to end the turbulent season 2017-2018 positively. KRC Genk won 1-2 in the Astridpark.
Two long-term injured players returned for RSCA: Kara was in the starting line-up, Frank Boeckx on the bench. The game started with a lot of atmosphere. Mauves Army provided Purple & White smoke screens while goalies Filip De Wilde, Daniel Zitka and Silvio Proto kicked of the match. After fifteen minutes, Trossard seemed to be opening the score with a nice attempt, but the VAR showed offside with respect to the assist by Samatta. Ten minutes before half-time, RSCA took two goals: Dries Wouters nicely beat Sels, two minutes later on Leandro Trossard doubled the Genk lead.
In the second half, the Purple & White tried to score in reply. Saelemaekers gave a wonderful assist to Lukasz Teodorczyk, who put his fifteenth competition goal past goalie Vukovic. After that, the Genk defence stood strong, although Trebel was dangerous with a free kick. At the very end, Teodorczyk was close to scoring the equalizer on a centre by Saelemaekers, but Vukovic made the save. For RSCA, the season 2017-2018 does not end on a high note. Thanks to third place, however, they have directly qualified for the Europa League group stage.
RSCA: Matz Sels, Uros Spajic, Kara, Olivier Deschacht, Andy Najar (46' Francis Amuzu), Alexis Saelemaekers, Sven Kums, Adrien Trebel, Pieter Gerkens, Ryota Morioka (84' Albert Sambi Lokonga), Lukasz Teodorczyk (90' Silvère Ganvoula).
Goals: 35' Wouters (0-1), 37' Trossard (0-2), 53' Lukasz Teodorczyk (1-2).