STVV lost the Limburg derby with the smallest difference. The final result was 1-2 at Stayen. Suzuki gave Sint-Truiden the lead. Paintsil and Onuachu made the difference.
The game started closed with a lot of duels. Oyen and Toma threatened for the visitors. For STVV, Hashioka painted the ball onto the head of Suzuki, but he headed over and was also offside. In the added time of the first half Yuma Suzuki scored. With a powerful stroke of the neck he nodded the 1-0 past Vandevoordt.
After the break Genk threatened via Toma, who aimed wide from close range. STVV was able to counter now and then. Konaté put Suzuki in position. The Japanese player hit goalkeeper Vandevoordt. On the hour, Brüls, who had just stepped in, delivered a brilliant cross. Suzuki headed the ball to the ground, but could not get it past the Genk goalkeeper.
Genk coach Van Den Brom intervened and brought Paintsil and Onuachu into the team. In minute 73 Paintsil kicked the equalizer against the ropes. Ten minutes later Onuachu gave his team the lead. STVV tried to come alongside in the end, but it was no longer possible to score.