Union Saint-Gilloise capped off a historic week on Sunday with a 2-1 win over KV Mechelen in the league. The result puts them within touching distance of league leaders Genk.
Having qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday, Union had another fixture three days later against Flemish side KV Mechelen. The club from the capital knew that a win would see them get even closer to the top spot in the league.
Indeed, league leaders Genk were beaten by Union last weekend and drew against Cercle Brugge on Friday, which means that Union Saint-Gilloise could be three points off them on Sunday.
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The match could not have started off worse for the Brussels side with KV Mechelen going 1-0 up after only four minutes of play. But midfielder Loïc Lapoussin (who was making his 100th appearance for the club) equalised in the 1oth minute.
Once the second half got underway, Union Saint-Gilloise took control of the match and forced a penalty in the 56th minute which was duly converted by club captain Teddy Teuma. They managed to hold onto the lead until the final whistle and sent their fans home happy.