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The 2009–10 Belgian Cup (also known as Cofidis Cup because of sponsoring purposes) was the 55th season of the main knockout football competition in Belgium. It commenced on 25 July 2009 with the first matches of Round 1 and concluded with the Final on 15 May 2010. Genk were the defending champions. The competition was won by Gent.

2009–10 Belgian Cup
Country Belgium
ChampionsGent
Runners-upCercle Brugge

Competition formatEdit

The competition consists of ten rounds. The first seven rounds are held as single-match elimination rounds. If the match remains tied after 90 minutes in the first three rounds, penalties are taken immediately. In rounds four to seven, when tied after 90 minutes first an extra time period of 30 minutes is played followed by penalties if still necessary. The quarter- and semi-finals are played as Two-legged ties, where the team winning both matches on aggregate advances. The final is played as a single match at a neutral venue.

Teams enter the competition in different rounds, based upon their 2008–09 league affiliation. Teams from the fourth-level Promotion or lower begin in Round 1. Third Division teams enter in Round 3, with Second Division teams joining in the following round. Teams from the Belgian First Division enter in Round 6.

Starting RoundsEdit

The starting five rounds feature only teams of lower divisions and all matches are played during the summer and early fall, mostly in July and August.

Round 1Edit

The matches were played on 25 and 26 July 2009.[1]

Round 2Edit

The matches were played on 2 August 2009.[2]

Round 3Edit

The matches were played on 8 and 9 August 2009.[3]

Round 4Edit

The matches were played on 16 August 2009.[4]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
K.VK.Ieper 1-1 (6-7p) K.SK.Hasselt
K.S.K. Tongeren 3-1 K.FC.Katelijne-Waver
FC.Bleid 4-3 (aet) R.R.C. Gent-Zeehaven
R.FC.Huy 2-0 K.V. Oostende
C.S. Visé 1-2 Verbroedering Meldert
K.M.S.K. Deinze 2-0 R.W.Walhain CG.
K. Standaard Wetteren 4-2 K.V. Red Star Waasland
K.V.S.K. United Overpelt-Lommel 1-0 (aet) K.F.C. Racing Mol-Wezel
Royal Antwerp FC 1-0 K.V. Turnhout
K.V.C. Willebroek-Meerhof 1-4 K. Rupel Boom F.C.
FC Molenbeek Brussels Strombeek 0-2 White Star Woluwé F.C.
R.F.C. Union La Calamine 0-2 R.E. Virton
Hoogstraten VV. 2-1 K.A.S. Eupen
K.F.C. Dessel Sport 1-1 (5-3p) R.O.C. de Charleroi-Marchienne
K. Sint-Truidense V.V. 5-0 K.Berchem Sport 2004
K.F.C. V.W. Hamme 3-1 (aet) F.C.N. Sint-Niklaas
K.S.V. Oudenaarde 3-2 R.F.C. Tournai
V.C. Eendracht Aalst 2002 1-1 (4-3p) UR Namur
K.S.K. Ronse 4-3 K. Bocholter V.V.
K.S.K. Beveren 4-1 Dilbeek Sport
U.R.S. du Centre 4-0 R.F.C. Sérésien
Spouwen-Mopertingen 2-1 R.F.C. de Liège
K. Lierse S.K. 5-1 F.Couillet-La Louvière
K. Racing Waregem 2-3 (aet) Oud-Heverlee Leuven
K.R.C. Mechelen 0-1 K.V. Woluwe-Zaventem
R.C.S. Verviétois 3-2 (aet) K.FC.Lille
K.V.K. Tienen 1-4 R.Ent.Bertrigeoise
S.C. Wielsbeke 2-0 K.SK.L.Ternat

Round 5Edit

The matches were played on 23 August 2009.[5]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
K. Lierse S.K. 2-1 R.FC.Huy
Royal Antwerp FC 1-0 FC.Bleid
K. Rupel Boom F.C. 0-4 K.S.K. Beveren
K.S.K. Ronse 3-0 K.S.V. Oudenaarde
K.F.C. Dessel Sport 2-5 Oud-Heverlee Leuven
K.F.C. V.W. Hamme 1-0 Hoogstraten VV.
K. Standaard Wetteren 4-2 K.SK.Hasselt
Verbroedering Meldert 0-1 R.C.S. Verviétois
K. Sint-Truidense V.V. 1-0 K.V. Woluwe-Zaventem
V.C. Eendracht Aalst 2002 2-0 K.V.S.K. United Overpelt-Lommel
U.R.S. du Centre 0-1 K.M.S.K. Deinze
S.C. Wielsbeke 0-2 Spouwen-Mopertingen
K.S.K. Tongeren 0-1 R.E. Virton
R.Ent.Bertrigeoise 1-2 White Star Woluwé F.C.

Final StagesEdit

BracketEdit

Round 6   Round 7   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
 Wetteren 1  
 Charleroi (aet) 2      Charleroi 2  
 KV Mechelen 2    KV Mechelen (aet) 5  
 Spouwen-Mopertingen 0        KV Mechelen 3 0 3  
 Westerlo (aet) 3        Westerlo 2 0 2  
 Aalst 2      Westerlo 3
 Mons (aet) 2    Mons 1  
 Mouscron 1        KV Mechelen 2 0 2  
 Club Brugge 5        Gent 2 1 3  
 Hamme 0      Club Brugge 2  
 Lokeren 2    Lokeren 1  
 Tubize 0        Club Brugge 1 0 1
 Gent 3        Gent 4 1 5  
 Woluwe 1      Gent 1
 Germinal Beerschot 3    Germinal Beerschot 0  
 Deinze 0        Gent 3
 Anderlecht 2        Cercle Brugge 0
 Verviers 0      Anderlecht 3  
 Antwerp 0    Dender 0  
 Dender 1        Anderlecht 2 0 2  
 Zulte Waregem 3        Cercle Brugge (a) 1 1 2  
 Ronse 0      Zulte Waregem 1
 Cercle Brugge 2    Cercle Brugge 3  
 OH Leuven 0        Cercle Brugge 3 1 4
 Standard Liège (aet) 2        Roeselare 0 3 3  
 Lierse 1      Standard Liège 1  
 Virton 0    Kortrijk 2  
 Kortrijk (aet) 1        Kortrijk 3 0 3
 Sint-Truiden 0        Roeselare (a) 2 1 3  
 Genk 1      Genk 1
 Roeselare (aet) 2    Roeselare 2  
 Beveren 1  

Round 6Edit

The matches were played on 27 and 28 October 2009. All 16 Belgian First Division teams were supposed to enter in this round, however newly promoted Sint-Truiden had to start already in round 4 due to an error by the KBVB-URBSFA. The three teams relegated last season from the top division were also allowed to enter in this round. The top 16 teams of the Belgian First Division 2008–09 are seeded in this round and cannot meet each other. This means that newly promoted Sint-Truiden was not seeded, whereas relegated Dender is.

The draw was made on 2 September 2009.

Virton0 - 1 (a.e.t.)Kortrijk
Pavlović   95'

Westerlo3 - 2 (a.e.t.)Aalst
Dekelver   43'120+1'
de Petter   49' (pen.)
Podevijn   2'
Lord   32' (pen.)

Club Brugge5 – 0Hamme
Geraerts   23'
Van der Heyden   39' (o.g.)
Dahmane   69' (pen.)
Meeus   70'
Chávez   87'

Wetteren1 - 2 (a.e.t.)Charleroi
Claessens   113' Cordaro   91'
Habibou   108'

Antwerp0 - 1Dender
Ngolok   13'

Anderlecht2 - 0Verviers
Spinosa   27' (o.g.)
Frutos   47'

Lokeren2 - 0Tubize
Šokota   65'
El Mouataz   80' (pen.)

Sint-Truiden0 – 1Genk
Ogunjimi   5'

Mons2 – 1 (a.e.t.)Mouscron
Sankaré   85'
Roussel   93'
François   61'

Roeselare2 - 1 (a.e.t.)Beveren
de Pever   78'
Dissa   107'
Martens   8'

Mechelen2 – 0Spouwen-Mopertingen
Nong   80'
Rossini   90+2'

Gent3 – 1Woluwe
Marić   42'
Biot   85' (o.g.)
Coulibaly   90+5'
Amoah   75'

Standard Liège2 – 1 (a.e.t.)Lierse
Nicaise   11'
Dufer   112' (pen.)
Samir   80'

Zulte-Waregem3 - 0Ronse
D'Haene   51'
Ernemann   66'
Chevalier   85'

Germinal Beerschot3 – 0Deinze
MacDonald   26'
Dosunmu   49'
De Man   56'

Cercle Brugge2 – 0OH Leuven
Božović   25'32'

Round 7Edit

The draw for the seventh round and the quarter finals was made on 4 November 2009. The match between Gent and Germinal Beerschot was originally scheduled one day earlier than the other matches for television broadcasting, but due to snow, the match was rescheduled to also be played on 23 December 2009.[6] One day after this match had been rescheduled, the match between Zulte-Waregem and Cercle Brugge was postponed for the same reason. This match was originally scheduled to be played on 13 January 2010,[7] but was postponed again to 14 January.[8] On 14 January 2010 it was postponed a third time, which proved problematic as the ongoing bad weather had caused the calendar of most teams to be completely full.[9] The next round of the cup was to be played on Wednesday 20 January and with league matches planned during the weekend a creative solution was necessary. This solution came from the Belgian FA who decided on their own to schedule the game on 20 January, with the two-legged quarter final, which was supposed to be played on this date and 27 January, becoming a single leg match. The winner of the rescheduled match was to play Anderlecht on 27 January, in Anderlecht.[10] This decision was much discussed as it was against the rules of the Belgian Cup. After Cercle Brugge and Zulte-Waregem had discussed the case, they decided not to protest against the decision.[11]

Club Brugge2 - 1Lokeren
Kouemaha   47'
Vargas   81'
Mbayo   90'

Charleroi2 - 5 (a.e.t.)Mechelen
Habibou   35'
Guedioura   78'
Kéré   7' (o.g.)
Geudens   48'
van Hoevelen   104'
Mununga   108'
Ghomsi   111'

Genk1 - 2Roeselare
João Carlos   50' El Gaaouiri   16'63'

Anderlecht3 - 0Dender
De Sutter   6'90'
Biglia   9'

Westerlo3 - 1Mons
Odita   36'
Dekelver   77'
Tomou   89'
Roussel   2'

Standard Liège1 - 2Kortrijk
Witsel   80' Capon   30'
Benteke   33'

Gent1 - 0Germinal Beerschot
Wils   88'

Zulte-Waregem1 - 3Cercle Brugge
Roelandts   65' (pen.) Van Eenoo   28'
Foley   39'90+1'

QuarterfinalsEdit

With the match between Zulte-Waregem and Cercle Brugge postponed three times and not many options remaining, the decision was made by the Belgian Football Association to play the Anderlecht versus Cercle Brugge in just one leg instead of two, with that match being played at Anderlecht.[10] Cercle Brugge protested, insisting that the Belgian Football Association make the rules equal for all teams or they would take the Belgian FA to court. Thus either all matches in the quarter finals were played over one leg or all over two legs, not something in between. With the first legs of the other quarter finals already played, the Belgian FA decided to indeed change the matchup yet again and make the Anderlecht vs. Cercle Brugge match two legs after all.[12]

First legsEdit

Kortrijk3 - 2Roeselare
Benteke   47'
De Beule   64'
Ibou   74'
Dissa   75'
Tomou   88'

Mechelen3 - 2Westerlo
Mununga   18'
Gorius   20'65' (pen.)
Dekelver   16'
Yakovenko   45+1'

Club Brugge1 - 4Gent
Akpala   16' Čustović   50'72'
Leye   58'
Smolders   84'

Second legsEdit

Cercle Brugge1 – 0Anderlecht
Božović   8'

2–2 on aggregate, Cercle Brugge won on away goals.


Roeselare1 – 0Kortrijk
Dequevy   83'

3–3 on aggregate, Roeselare won on away goals.


Gent1 – 0Club Brugge
Pieroni   44'

Gent wins 5–1 on aggregate.


Westerlo0 – 0Mechelen

Mechelen wins 3–2 on aggregate.

SemifinalsEdit

The semi finals are also two-legged. The draw was made on 1 February 2010.

First legsEdit

Mechelen2 – 2Gent
Geudens   36'
Biset   47'
Ljubijankić   9'
Coulibaly   65'

Cercle Brugge3 – 0Roeselare
Vossen   29'
Cornelis   36'
Iachtchouk   72'

Second legsEdit

Gent1 – 0Mechelen
Coulibaly   38'

Gent wins 3–2 on aggregate.


Roeselare3 – 1Cercle Brugge
Dissa   37'
Huyghebaert   58'
Kelhar   72' (o.g.)
Vossen   4' (pen.)

Cercle Brugge wins 4–3 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Gent3 – 0Cercle Brugge
Coulibaly   35'
Leye   85'
Grondin   90+3'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Allaerts

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speeldag 1" (in Dutch). Belgian FA official website. Retrieved 17 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Speeldag 2" (in Dutch). Belgian FA official website. Retrieved 17 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Speeldag 3" (in Dutch). Belgian FA official website. Retrieved 17 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Speeldag 4" (in Dutch). Belgian FA official website. Retrieved 17 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Speeldag 5" (in Dutch). Belgian FA official website. Retrieved 17 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Cup match Gent-G.Beerschot scheduled one day later" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 21 December 2009. Archived from the original on 23 December 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Definitive: Cup match Zulte-Waregem vs. Cercle postponed" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2009-12-23. Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2009.
  8. ^ a b "Zulte-Waregem-Cercle postponed again" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-01-13. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Definitive: Cup match Zulte-Waregem vs. Cercle postponed for a third time" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  10. ^ a b c "Football Association pulls a magic trick from its sleeve" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-01-15. Archived from the original on 20 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  11. ^ "Zulte-Waregem and Cercle Brugge let it go" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  12. ^ a b "Cup duel between Anderlecht and Cercle Brugge played over two legs after all" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-01-21. Retrieved 21 January 2010.

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