Club spoils fans with 4 goals against Waasland-Beveren

A comfortable 4-1 home win for Club Brugge against Waasland-Beveren. Some 9,000 Club fans were allowed at Jan Breydel, and saw how Blauw-Zwart welcomed them back with a solid performance, Vanaken (2), Okereke and Krmenčík taking care of the hosts' goals.

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Philippe Clement was forced to change his team in one position vis-à-vis the win at KRC Genk just before the international break. COVID-19 brought down Brandon Mechele, sent home with a quarantine measure. His place in the back was taken up by Odilon Kossounou. For the first time in months, fans were admitted at Jan Breydel, and they saw a fiery start by the hosts: Badji's shot was blocked, Jackers proved the better of Okereke's header, Vanaken's deviation went just wide, and Sobol was unable to frame two long range strikes.

Odilon Kossounou sustituyó a Mechele
Odilon Kossounou sustituyó a Mechele

The boys in blue and black spoiled their fans, however, and a first live goal soon followed. Dennis surged inside the box, and was brought down by left back Khammas. Ref Lambrechts pointed towards the spot, and Hans Vanaken eagerly hammered in Club's opener. Club now kept coming, and came close to scoring a second: a splendid action by Dennis ended up with Vanaken, but the latter was unable to make the most of that pull back, and moments later, Badji was unable to aim his two header between the posts. On the other side of the pitch, Mignolet was only called upon once, as a long range shot by Verreth was duly neutralised.

Hans Vanaken marcó dos goles
Hans Vanaken marcó dos goles
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Club was in the driving seat, but a controversial moment in the game put the score back in balance. A tackle by Vukotic brought down Mata, screaming with pain, but the ref waved play on to allow Waasland-Beveren to steam ahead and score the equaliser through Daan Heymans. Ref Lambrechts was called to the screens by the VAR, but the goal counted. Club now had to look for that lead again, and soon found another gap in the visitors' defense. A Vormer corner kick met with the head of Hans Vanaken, neatly putting it in by the far post, the brace for Club's Goldne Boot now a fact. A bit later, an industrious Dennis saw his effort whizz past.

Club's Nigerian gem produced the first danger of the second half too, seeing his hard shot pawed away by Jackers. A third goal soon followed, however; Sobol's cross somehow ended up with Okereke, who put it past Jackers to make it 3-1. Game played, but the visitors still tried to fight their way back into the game, forcing Simon Mignolet to two fine saves, first denying Wuytens' header, and then proving attentive as Koita fired a cracker.

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Unabashed, Club kept looking for that fourth goal to definitely put the result beyond doubt. Mata's cross found Badji, who saw his shot blocked. The Senegalese was later replaced by Michael Krmenčík, who immediately created some danger, but was unable to get a ood kick to De Ketelaere's cross. With fifteen minutes on the clock, Vormer finally seemed to be scoring Club's fourth, but the Waasland Beveren defense somehow managed to keep it out.

Michael Krmenčík marcó su primer gol para el Brujas
Michael Krmenčík marcó su primer gol para el Brujas

An eager Michael Krmenčík showed his mettle, and was rewarded for his efforts with five minutes on the clock. A cross by Sobol found the Czech, heading in his first official Club goal. The dying minutes of the game came with a Mexican Wave going through the stands, but no more goals followed. 4-1 it was, a well-merited win for Club Brugge.

 

 

Jupiler Pro League – Match Day 5

Audience: 9,200 – Jan Breydel Stadium

Ref: Mr. Erik Lambrechts

Club Brugge: Simon Mignolet – Clinton Mata, Odilon Kossounou, Simon Deli, Eduard Sobol – Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Hans Vanaken – Emmanuel Dennis (72’ Charles De Ketelaere), Youssouph Badji (65’ Michael Krmenčík), David Okereke (77’ Krépin Diatta). Bank: Ethan Horvath, Éder Balanta, Siebe Schrijvers, Federico Ricca en Thomas Van den Keybus. Coach: Philippe Clement.

Waasland-Beveren: Nordin Jackers – Brendan Schoonbaert, Dries Wuytens, Aleksandar Vukotic, Amine Khammas – Jenthe Mertens, Daan Heymans, Jur Schryvers (63’ Djihad Bizimana), Matthias Verreth (79’ Alessandro Albanese), Aboubakary Koita – Joseph Efford (71’ Din Sula). Coach: Nicky Hayen.

Yellow: Schoonbaert, Dennis.

Red: none

Goals: 16’ Vanaken (penalty, 1-0), 30’ Heymans (1-1), 39’ Vanaken (2-1), 50’ Okereke (3-1), 84’ Krmenčík (4-1).

 

Text by: Steven Floin (sv)

Club - Waasland-Beveren 12-09-2020

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