Loïc Lapoussin’s late strike wins dramatic Brussels derby

Loïc Lapoussin was the hero for Union St Gilloise as they beat RWDM 3-2 in the Brussels derby. The Madagascan internationals goal came in the 95th minute and saw Union go just two points behind leaders Gent. Union had gotten off to a great start when Gustaf Nilsson opened the scoring after just 12 minutes, with Jean Thierry Lazare providing the assist. Just after the half hour mark the side made it 2-0, with Cameron Puertas grabbing his second assist of the season to set up Mohamed Amoura. The 23-year-old Algerian has now scored four goals in his last three games.

However, RWDM got back into the game before the end of the first half. Makthar Gueye scored after a Pierre Dwomoh assist in the 42nd, before the latter scored himself to make it 2-2 before the half time break. Despite the defeat, RWDM remain in mid table after a decent start to the season. They have 11 points from eight games, with three wins, two draws and three defeats. They will be slightly concerned about the defensive record, with 17 conceded already.

Union will face Charleroi on Sunday, while RWDM welcome leaders Gent to Brussels.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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