Vanaken hands Club a 1-0 victory over Mouscron

It was a narrow but well-deserved 1-0 win for Club Brugge against Mouscron. Hans Vanaken headed in the only goal of the evening twenty minutes into the game.

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Philippe Clement made four changes compared to the team that had faced Galatasaray. Eduard Sobol replaced Federico Ricca as left full-back and Ruud Vormer reclaimed his place in midfield, forcing Mats Rits on the bench.

In front Siebe Schrijvers and David Okereke were given the nod instead of Emmanuel Dennis and Loïs Openda. Krepin Diatta was in the starting eleven again and almost opened the scoring after thirty seconds, but goalkeeper Vasic was equal to the shot.

Ruud Vormer regresó después de su suspensión
Ruud Vormer regresó después de su suspensión

Mouscron were well-organized in defence, but didn't solely focus on defending. The visitors put pressure on the ball and created a few chances. Garcia's drive on a cross by Olinga was straight in the hands of Mignolet.

The blue and black took control of the match and that resulted in a goal after eighteen minutes. After a free-flowing attack by Club Brugge, Diatta feeded Siebe Schrijvers on the right-hand side. Schrijvers provided a brilliant arcing cross for Hans Vanaken who headed in powerfully: 1-0!

Hans Vanaken marcó el único gol del partido
Hans Vanaken marcó el único gol del partido
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The visitors responded with an effort by Olinga, but it was Club that almost got a second. This time Schrijvers played the ball to Okereke who lifted the ball over the crossbar from close range. Sobol, Diatta and Schrijvers couldn't find the back of the net either in the following efforts.

 

On the other side of the pitch Garcia curled the ball a meter wide. On the stroke of half-time Vormer was fouled inside by the box by Van Durmen - penalty. A golden opportunity for Hans Vanaken to get his second of the evening, but goalkeeper Vasic kept it out.

The first chance after the break was again for Vanaken with a run into the box, but goalkeeper Vasic had come off his line and smothered the ball. A few minutes later Deli's header went over the bar. With just the one goal difference, Mouscron were still very much in the game. On the hour mark the pacy Olinga looked through on goal, but Mata was just quick enough to get back and block the shot.

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The midweek match against Galatasaray started to play a role as Club couldn't up the tempo in that second half. Halfway the second half Vormer created a good scoring position for himself, but he found Vasic on his way again.

Mouscron were mainly defending. The only chance was a shot by Perica that sailed wide.

Jelle Vossen jugó veinte minutos
Jelle Vossen jugó veinte minutos

Coach Clement had brought on Rits and Vossen and brought on De Ketelare as well, but it didn't change a lot. Club were in control, but failed to create any clear-cut chances apart from a shot by De Ketelaere that was deflected wide. After a good attack, Vossen just couldn't get the ball to Rits.

 

The game finished 1-0, a narrow but well-deserved victory.

 

 

Jupiler Pro League - Fixture 17

Attendance: 25.000 - Jan Breydelstadion

Referee: Wesley Alen

Club Brugge: Simon Mignolet – Clinton Mata, Brandon Mechele, Simon Deli, Eduard Sobol – Ruud Vormer, Éder Balanta (64’ Mats Rits), Hans Vanaken – Krépin Diatta, David Okereke (71’ Jelle Vossen), Siebe Schrijvers (85’ Charles De Ketelaere). Bench: Ethan Horvath, Odilon Kossounou, Federico Ricca, Percy Tau, Emmanuel Dennis en Loïs Openda. Coach: Philippe Clement.

Excel Mouscron: Vaso Vasic – Joan Campins, Diogo Queiros, Bruno Godeau (66’ Jérémy Huyghebaert), Alessandro Ciranni – Aleix Garcia, Frank Boya, Kevin Wimmer (46’ Dimitri Mohamed), Benjamin Van Durmen, Fabrice Olinga - Jonah Osabutey (79’ Stipe Perica). Coach: Bernd Hollerbach.

Yellow cards: Osabutey, Campins.

Red cards: none

Goal: 18’ Vanaken (1-0).

 

Report - Steven Floin

Club Brugge - Moeskroen 30-11-2019

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