Sunday 23 August 2020 18:00

Club suffers a 0-1 defeat against Beerschot

Club Brugge lost its home game against Beerschot 0-1. Raphael Holzhauser scored the only goal of the afternoon on the half-hour mark. The blue and black start this campaign with 3 points out of three games.

Club started the game with one change to the starting line-up compared to last week's smooth win at Eupen: Federico Ricca was replaced by Éder Balanta in the heart of the defence. The visitors had won their first two league games and traveled to Jan Breydel with loads of confidence.

Beerschot started the game lively, but it was Eduard Sobol with the first real chance. His effort - in between a shot and a cross - was tipped out of the far corner by the goalkeeper. Beerschot responded with two chances by Noubissi. His first lob from far out went wide, another shot from the edge of the box was deflected against the outside of the post.

Duelo entre Balanta y Noubissi
Duelo entre Balanta y Noubissi

After that ball against the post, Club had a good chance as well. Rits feeded Vormer who was unmarked and he slotted in past Vanhamel, but the captain had just strayed offside. A few moments later Mechele headed Vormer's free-kick over the target and a left-footed effort by Vormer sailed wide across the goal.

While Club was pushing to break the deadlock, it was Beerschot that opened the scoring. After a miscommunication between Diatta and Mata, the ball fell into the feet of Noubissi who sent Raphael Holzhauser through on goal. The Austrian didn't miss in front of Mignolet and curled the ball into the far corner.

Badji perseguido por Bourdin
Badji perseguido por Bourdin

A mental blow for Club who played a bit too lethargic to overpower Beerschot. After a searching pass by Balanta, Vormer headed the ball towards Badji, but the defenders were quick enough to clear the danger. A few moments later Vanaken's cross was just too strong for Badji to head in.

The last chance for Club was for Sobol who saw his shot parried away by Vanhamel for the second time.

After the break Club immediately took control of the game. Hans Vanaken tried his luck, but stung the hands of Vanhamel. A few minutes later the blue and black had three opportunities in one moment: after a cross by Sobol Schrijvers' shot was blocked, Mata's rebound was blocked and then Vormer saw his effort blocked.

A few minutes later Schrijvers' shot took a deflection and sailed over the crossbar.

Club needed a goal fast, so Clement brought on Okereke and De Ketelaere for Diatta and Sobol. Club had Beerschot pinned down on their own half, but the visitors' defence held on.

Vormer couldn't reach Vanaken's cross well and the Dutchman saw his effort blocked after a sublime offensive move.

Krmenčík pudo marcar el empate en varias ocasiones
Krmenčík pudo marcar el empate en varias ocasiones

Twenty minutes before the end Michael Krmencik came on and the Czech had several opportunities to net the equaliser. His first shot was kept out by Vanhamel and the rebound blocked by Vorogovskiy.

Ten minutes before the end Balanta drilled the ball towards the near corner, but again Vanhamel was equal to the effort.

Krmencik saw two more shots parried away and struck the post once. In injury time Vanhamel saved Vormer's free-kick and Badji headed over the crossbar.

Club failed to strike back and suffers another 0-1 defeat. With 3 points out of 9, it's a disappointing start of the new season.


Jupiler Pro League – Fixture 3

Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion

Referee: Alexandre Boucaut

Club Brugge: Simon Mignolet – Clinton Mata, Brandon Mechele, Éder Balanta – Krépin Diatta (59’ David Okereke), Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Hans Vanaken, Eduard Sobol (61’ Charles De Ketelaere) – Siebe Schrijvers (71’ Michael Krmenčík), Youssouph Badji. Bench: Ethan Horvath, Odilon Kossounou, Federico Ricca, Emmanuel Dennis en Thomas Van den Keybus. Coach: Philippe Clement.

Beerschot: Mike Vanhamel – Denis Prychynenko, Frédéric Frans, Pierre Bourdin - Joren Dom, Tom Pietermaat, Ryan Sanusi, Raphael Holzhauser (83’ Dario Van den Buijs), Yan Vorogovskiy (90’ Jan Van den Bergh) - Tarik Tissoudali (59’ Blessing Eleke), Marius Noubissi. Coach: Hernán Losada.

Yellow cards: Balanta.

Red cards: none

Goal: 28’ Holzhauser (0-1).


Report - Steven Floin

Club-Beerschot 23-08-2020

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