2017–18 Belgian Cup

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2017–18 Belgian Cup
Country Belgium
Dates30 July 2017 – 17 March 2018
Teams312
ChampionsStandard Liège (8th title)
Runners-upGenk

The 2017–18 Belgian Cup was the 63rd season of Belgium's annual football cup competition. The competition began on 28 July 2017 and ended with the final on 17 March 2018. Zulte Waregem were the defending champions, but they were by eliminated Club Brugge in the Seventh Round. Standard Liège won the cup, beating Genk after extra time in the final. As the winner, Standard Liège was normally qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League Group Stage. As they ended 2nd in the Belgian Competition, they will participate in the 3rd qualification round from the Champions League


Competition format[edit]

The Belgian Cup consists of ten rounds, with teams entering at different points, depending on their 2017-18 League standings.

Round Teams from last round Teams entering this round Leagues entering this round Teams competing
First Round - 224 Belgian Provincial Leagues, Third Amateur Division 224
Second Round 112 48 Second Amateur Division 160
Third Round 80 16 First Amateur Division 96
Fourth Round 48 0 None 48
Fifth Round 24 8 First Division B 32
Sixth Round 16 16 First Division A 32
Seventh Round 16 0 None 16
Quarter finals 8 0 None 8
Semi finals 4 0 None 4
Final 2 0 None 2
  • Rounds 1–3 will be decided by a penalty shoot-out if level after ninety minutes.
  • Rounds 4–7 and the quarter-finals will go to extra time if level after ninety minutes with a penalty shoot-out after that if necessary.
  • The semi-finals will be decided over two legs with the winner decided on aggregate.
  • The final will be a single match with extra-time and penalties if necessary.

Round and draw dates[edit]

The draw for the first five rounds was made on 19 June 2017.[1]

Round Draw date Match dates Match numbers
1 19 June 2017 28–30 July 2017 1–112
2 5-6 August 2017 113–192
3 13 August 2017 114–240
4 20 August 2017 241–264
5 27 August 2017 265–280
6 28 August 2017 19-21 September 2017 281–296
7 21 September 2017 28-30 November 2017 297–304
Quarter finals 30 November 2017 12-13 December 2017
18 January 2018[2]
305–308
Semi finals 14 December 2017 Leg 1: 30 January 2018-1 February 2018
Leg 2: 6-8 February 2018
309–312
Final 17 March 2018 313

First round[edit]

Results from soccerway.com[3]

The first round began with the teams from the provincial leagues and the Third Amateur Division (tiers 5 and below).

Second round[edit]

Fixtures from soccerway.com[4]

In the second round the teams that won their ties in round one are joined by the teams from the Second Amateur Division.

Third round[edit]

Fixtures from soccerway.com[5]

In round three, teams from the First Amateur Division join the winners from round two.

Fourth Round[edit]

Fifth Round[edit]

Sixth Round[edit]

The sixth round saw the entry of the Belgian First Division A teams. The matches were played on 19, 20 and 21 September 2017.

Seventh Round[edit]

The draw for the seventh round was made immediately after the last game of the sixth round, between Charleroi and La Louvière Centre, was finished. As all 16 teams from the Belgian First Division A won their match in the Sixth Round, no teams from a lower division made it into this round.

The matches were played on 28, 29, and 30 November 2017.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals was made on 30 November 2017, immediately after completion of the final match of the Seventh Round. The matches will be played on 12 and 13 December 2017.

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals was supposed to occur right after conclusion of the quarter-final match between Club Brugge and Charleroi, but was postponed to the next day after the match was cancelled. The semi-final dates were also shifted, as the postponed match will take place on 16 January 2018, shifting the semi-final matches back by two weeks, with the first legs now played on 30, 31 January 2018 or 1 February 2018 and the second legs in the period from 6 to 8 February 2017.

First Legs[edit]

Second Legs[edit]

Final[edit]

The final took place on 17 March 2018 at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels and was won by Standard Liège.

Genk0–1 (a.e.t.)Standard Liège
Emond Goal 92'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Croky Cup 2017-2018 : tours 1-5". Union Royale Belge des Sociétés de Football-Association. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Bekerduel Club Brugge-Charleroi is afgelast" [Cupduel Club Brugge-Charleroi cancelled]. sporza.be. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Beker van Belgie 2017-2018 1st-round". soccerway.com. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Beker van Belgie 2017-2018 2nd-round". soccerway.com. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Beker van Belgie 2017-2018 3rd-round". soccerway.com. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  6. ^ Club Brugge v Charleroi was originally to be played on 13 December 2017, 20:45 local time, but was postponed due to heavy rain.[2]
  7. ^ http://refereesfifa.blogspot.fr/2018/03/belgium-2018-belgian-cup-final.html