Onuachu Scores 27th Goal Of The Season In Genk’s Victory Over Anderlecht



The 26-year-old Nigeria international continued his spectacular performances for the Blue and White at Lotto Park

Paul Onuachu scored his 27th goal of the season to assist Genk to secure a 2-1 victory over Anderlecht in Sunday’s Belgian game.

The center-forward has been in blistering form for the Blue and White this season and against the Purple and White, he increased his tally.

The Nigeria international was handed his 31st appearance across all competitions this campaign and helped his side continue in their winning ways.

Onuachu opened the scoring within the 17th minute of the encounter with a fine finish after receiving a timely assist from Daniel Munoz.

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The 26-year-old center-forward came on the brink of double his side’s lead within the 34th minute but his strike missed the target.

Matt Miazga then turned the ball into his own net moments before the hour mark to assist John van den Brom’s men to increase their lead.

Genk was reduced to 10 men within the 71st minute after Jhon Lucumi was shown a straight red card for serious evil and Anderlecht capitalized on their numerical advantage to scale back the deficit through Adrien Trebel.

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Onuachu has now scored two goals within the Cup competition for the Luminus Arena outfit.

The center-forward is going to be expected to continue his eye-catching displays when Genk combat Standard Liege in their next league game on Saint Joseph.

Onuachu teamed up with the Blue and White within the summer of 2019 from Danish club Midtjylland and has been delivering impressive performances.

Genk are currently third on the Belgian First Division A table and therefore the Super Eagles forward will hope to assist his side finish the season on a high.

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Onuachu was recently omitted from Nigeria’s 24-man squad which will combat the Republic of Benin and Lesotho within the 2022 Africa Cup of countries qualifiers later this month.

The in-form attacker was named within the Super Eagles standby list to the surprise of the many fans, who took to social media to precise their displeasure on the choice by Gernot Rohr.

The 26-year-old has, however, struggled to form an impression with the three-time African champions, having only scored one goal since his debut in 2019.

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