Nigeria forward, Paul Ebere Onuachu was on target yesterday as KRC Genk cruised to a 5-0 win against KAS Eupen in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.
The game ended Genk’s run of three consecutive games without a win (two defeats and one draw).
Onuachu, 27, opened scoring from the penalty spot in the 11th minute before making it 2-0 also from the spot in additional time of first half, to give the host a comfortable two goals lead going into the break.
Japanese Junya Ito quickly increased the lead for the home-side at the beginning of the second half, scored the third in the 46th minute, Bryan Heynen made it 4-0 in the 68th minute before Onuachu capped a day to remember with his third but fifth for Genk in the 79th minute.
The lanky forward has so far scored 19 goals in 28 league games for the Belgian outfit this season.
He currently sits in third place in the top scorers chart and six goals behind first, Royale Union’s Deniz Undav and three goals behind second, Royal Antwerp’s Michael Frey.
The win saw Genk, in 48 points, maintain eight place which is the UEFA Europa League Play-off spot.