Club suffers 2-3 defeat against AA Gent

Club Brugge lost the friendly against AA Gent 2-3. Youssouph Badji gave the blue and black an early lead, but Gent equalised immediately through Niangbo from the spot. Just before half-time, Niangbo doubled the visitors' lead. Badji bagged his second as well, at the start of the second half. Club tried to get the winning goal, but it was Samoise who found the bag of the net for Gent. In the last minute of the game Schrijvers could equalise from the spot, but Roef kept it out.


It was a high-tempo start of the game from both sides with a ferocious strike from Odjidja for Gent and a blocked shot from Vanaken for Club.

Club Brugge opened the scoring on nine minutes when Youssouph Badji tapped home Diatta's low cross, but Gent equalised four minutes later from the spot through Niangbo after Odjidja was brought down inside the area.

Youssouph Badji trof twee keer raak
Youssouph Badji trof twee keer raak

Mitrović was lucky when he headed the ball against his own bar, but from than on Club was in control of the game. Rits put Badji's header just over the crossbar, Badji's effort took a deflection and sailed over the target and Okereke just couldn't reach Vormer's low cross.

Club created the chances, but Gent scored the goal before half-time. On the stroke of half-time Niangbo set up a one-two and fired the ball perfectly into the top corner.

Michael Krmenčík in duel met Arslanagic
Michael Krmenčík in duel met Arslanagic

After the break the blue and black immediately struck home when Sobol picked out Youssouph Badji who tapped home his second of the evening. Gent responded with a strike from Mohammadi, but Mignolet tipped it away against the crossbar. On the other side of the pitch Ruud Vormer rifled the ball across the face of the goal.

On the hour mark Philippe Clement changed his entire team, except for Mignolet. In front Michael Krmenčík was emphatically in search of his first goal for the team. Fifteen minutes before the end the Czech turned away from his opppent, but his shot was saved by Roef.

Instead of taking the lead, Club conceded another goal. After a quick break from Gent Diedhou played the ball to the unmarked Matisse Samoise who gave Gent the lead again.

In the final minutes of the game Club tried to equalise but Krmenčík was thwarted twice. After a handball inside the box Club was given the best chance to get the equaliser. Siebe Schrijvers behind the ball, but Roef parried away the spot kick.


Club Brugge: Simon Mignolet, Odilon Kossounou, Matej Mitrović, Simon Deli, Eduard Sobol, Krépin Diatta, Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Hans Vanaken, David Okereke, Youssouph Badji. 

Club Brugge (after 60 minutes): Simon Mignolet, Clinton Mata, Brandon Mechele, Siemen Voet, Federico Ricca, Thomas Van den Keybus, Siebe Schrijvers, Eder Balanta, Charles De Ketelaere, Loïs Openda, Michael Krmenčík.

Goals: 9’ Badji (1-0), 13’ Niangbo (penalty, 1-1), 42’ Niangbo (1-2), 48’ Badji (2-2), 81’ Samoise (2-3).


Report - Steven Floin

Club Brugge - AA Gent 18-07-2020