2016–17 Belgian Cup
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The 2016–17 Belgian Cup is the 62nd season of Belgium's annual football cup competition. The competition began on 30 July 2016 and is scheduled to end with the final in March 2017. The winners of the competition will qualify for the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League Group Stage. Standard Liège were the defending champions, but were eliminated in the 6th round by ASV Geel.
|Dates||30 July 2016 – 18 March 2017|
|Champions||Zulte Waregem (2nd title)|
The competition consists of ten rounds. Except for the semi-finals, all rounds are single-match elimination rounds. When tied after 90 minutes in the first three rounds, penalties are taken immediately. In rounds four to seven and the quarterfinals, when tied after 90 minutes first an extra time period of 30 minutes are played, then penalties are taken if still necessary. The semi-finals will be played over two legs, where the team winning on aggregate advances. The final will be played as a single match.
Teams enter the competition in different rounds, based upon their 2016–17 league affiliation. Teams from the fifth-level Belgian Third Amateur Division or lower began in round 1. Belgian Second Amateur Division teams entered in round 2, Belgian First Amateur Division teams entered in round 3, Belgian First Division B teams in round 5 and finally the Belgian First Division A teams enter in round 6.
|Leagues entering at this round|
|Round 1||312||224||none||224||Belgian Third Amateur Division and Belgian Provincial Leagues|
|Round 2||200||160||112||48||Belgian Second Amateur Division|
|Round 3||120||96||80||16||Belgian First Amateur Division|
|Round 5||48||32||24||8||Belgian First Division B|
|Round 6||32||32||16||16||Belgian First Division A|
Round and draw datesEdit
The schedule is as follows.
|Round||Draw date||Match date|
|First Round||26 June 2016||30 and 31 July 2016|
|Second Round||6 and 7 August 2016|
|Third Round||13 and 14 August 2016|
|Fourth Round||20 and 21 August 2016|
|Fifth Round||26, 27 and 28 August 2016|
|Sixth Round||29 August 2016||20 and 21 September 2016|
|Seventh Round||21 September 2016||29 November 2016 to 1 December 2016|
|Quarter-finals||1 December 2016||13 and 14 December 2016|
|Semi-finals||14 December 2016||Leg 1: 17 January 2017|
|Leg 2: 1 February 2017|
|Final||18 March 2017|
This round of matches was played on 30 & 31 July 2016  and includes teams playing in the Belgian Third Amateur Division and Belgian Provincial Leagues. Teams from the Belgian Third Amateur Division were seeded and could not play each other.
Four teams from the lowest division at level nine of the Belgian football pyramid participated, namely Hermalienne, Lacs de l'eau d'heure, Negenmanneke and Pulle. These all got eliminated.
- Match played on the pitch of Andrimont.
- Originally URS Lixhe-Lanaye was drawn against Ster-Francorchamps, but they merged with CS Visé to become URSL Visé
The lowest ranked clubs still in the tournament were six teams from the third provincial level (level 8), of which only Ransartoise B managed to progress.
- The game was played at the ground of Walhain.
Ransartoise B was the lowest ranked team still in the tournament at this point being the only team from level 8, but they got eliminated by Ingelmunster.
The lowest ranked clubs in this round were five teams from level 6, namely Katelijne, Lochristi, Paturageois, Racing Waregem and Vlijtingen. They all failed to progress.
The sixth round saw the entry of the Belgian First Division A teams. The matches were played on 20 and 21 September 2016.
|20 September 2016||Club Brugge||3–1||Lommel United (2)||Bruges|
|Report||Adesanya 26'||Stadium: Jan Breydel Stadium|
|20 September 2016||Dessel Sport (3)||3–3 (a.e.t.)|
|Stadium: Armand Melisstadion|
|21 September 2016||Anderlecht||1–0||Oud-Heverlee Leuven (2)||Anderlecht|
|19:30||Harbaoui 16'||Report||Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium|
|21 September 2016||Lokeren||3–2||Cercle Brugge (2)||Lokeren|
|20:00||De Ridder 12', 45+2'
De Schryver 84' (o.g.)
|21 September 2016||Roeselare (2)||2–3||Eupen||Roeselare|
|20:00||Diallo 85' (o.g.)
Van Eenoo 90+3'
Dufour 54', 76'
|Stadium: Schiervelde Stadion|
|21 September 2016||Kortrijk||2–0||Sprimont-Comblain (3)||Kortrijk|
|20:00||Kage 80', 88'||Report||Stadium: Guldensporen Stadion|
|21 September 2016||Waasland-Beveren||2–0||Oosterzonen Oosterwijk (3)||Beveren|
|Report||Stadium: Freethiel Stadion|
|21 September 2016||Harelbeke (4)||1–6||Sint-Truiden||Harelbeke|
|20:30||Descheemaecker 69'||Report||Proschwitz 7', 18'
|21 September 2016||Cappellen (4)||1–2||Zulte Waregem||Kapellen|
|20:30||Van den Heuvel 76'||Report||Vetokele 39'
|Stadium: Stadion Jos Van Wellen|
|21 September 2016||Lierse (2)||1–2||Gent||Lier|
|20:30||Zizo 15'||Report||Schoofs 65'
|Stadium: Herman Vanderpoortenstadion|
|21 September 2016||Sporting Hasselt (3)||2–3||KV Mechelen||Hasselt|
|Report||Croizet 53', 74'
|Stadium: Stedelijk Sportstadion Hasselt|
|21 September 2016||Eendracht Aalst (4)||0–4||Genk||Aalst|
|20:30||Report||Karelis 16', 24', 45', 51'||Stadium: Pierre Cornelisstadion|
|21 September 2016||Antwerp (2)||0–2||Oostende||Antwerp|
|21 September 2016||ASV Geel (3)||2–1||Standard Liège||Geel|
|20:30||Damblon 33', 40'||Report||Raman 58'||Stadium: De Leunen|
|29 November 2016||Eupen||3–2||Club Brugge||Eupen|
Referee: Jonathan Lardot
|29 November 2016||Sint-Truiden||2–2|
El Messaoudi 65'
Referee: Frederik Geldhof
|30 November 2016||Kortrijk||1–0||Excel Mouscron||Kortrijk|
|20:00||Totovytskyi 78'||Report||Stadium: Guldensporen Stadion|
Referee: Lawrence Visser
|30 November 2016||Tubize (2)||3–4 (a.e.t.)||Oostende||Tubize|
|20:00||Keita 56' (pen.)
Q. Laurent 58'
|Report||Cyriac 1', 47'
Siani 119' (pen.)
|Stadium: Stade Leburton|
Referee: Nathan Verboomen
|30 November 2016||Waasland-Beveren||1–3||Genk||Beveren|
|20:00||Gano 89'||Report||Samatta 15', 42'
|Stadium: Freethiel Stadion|
Referee: Sébastien Delferière
|30 November 2016||ASV Geel (3)||1–2 (a.e.t.)||Zulte Waregem||Geel|
|20:30||Bangoura 9'||Report||Derijck 36' (pen.)
|Stadium: De Leunen|
Referee: Joeri Van de Velde
|30 November 2016||Gent||1–0||Lokeren||Ghent|
|20:45||Perbet 78'||Report||Stadium: Ghelamco Arena|
Referee: Nicolas Laforge
The matches were played on 13 and 14 December 2016.
|13 December 2016||Eupen||4–0||Kortrijk||Eupen|
García 57' (pen.)
Sylla 70' (pen.)
Referee: Wim Smet
|14 December 2016||Zulte Waregem||2–0||Sint-Truiden||Waregem|
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut
|14 December 2016||Charleroi||1–3 (a.e.t.)||Genk||Charleroi|
|20:30||Willems 84'||Report||Karelis 70', 95', 117'||Stadium: Stade du Pays de Charleroi|
Referee: Christof Dierick
The semi-finals will be played over two legs, with the first legs played on 17 and 18 January 2017 and the second legs on 31 January and 1 February 2017.
|17 January 2017||Oostende||1–1||Genk||Ostend|
|20:30||Vandendriessche 22'||report||Malinovskyi 56'||Stadium: Albertpark|
Referee: Bart Vertenten
|18 January 2017||Zulte Waregem||1–0||Eupen||Waregem|
|20:45||Coopman 87'||report||Stadium: Regenboogstadion|
Referee: Nicolas Laforge
|31 January 2017||Genk||0–1|
|20:30||Report||Musona 9'||Stadium: Luminus Arena|
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut
|Oostende||3–3 (a.e.t.)||Zulte Waregem|
|Dimata 19', 54'
Musona 116' (pen.)