OH Leuven 1-0 KV Oostende: overcomes 1-0 with a goal scored by X. Mercier

HEVERLEE. OH Leuven conquers KV Oostende 1-0 after X. Mercier scored just 1 goal (65').

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HEVERLEE. OH Leuven defeats KV Oostende 1-0 after X. Mercier scored just 1 goal (65′).

OH Leuven remained in 10 people after M. Al-Tamari received a double yellow card in the 79′. Anyway, OH Leuven still found a way to win this encounter competing only with 10 players​.

The match was held at the King Power at Den Dreef Stadion Stadium in Heverlee on Friday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Wesli De Cremer who was helped by Jo De Weirdt and Michael Geerolf. The 4th official was Kevin Van Damme. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 6 degrees Celsius or 42.73 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. OH Leuven was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. KV Oostende that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.

KV Oostende was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyhow, OH Leuven succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

OH Leuven shot 9 times, 6 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, KV Oostende shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.


OH Leuven received 2 yellow cards (M. Keita and M. Al-Tamari). On the opposite side, KV Oostende received 4 yellow cards (A. Amade, F. Jakel, R. D’Haese and A. Blessin).

M. Al-Tamari (OH Leuven) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (79′).

After playing this match, OH Leuven will have 17 points like Gent and KV Oostende to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, KV Oostende will stay with 17 points like Gent and OH Leuven to stay in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 34'

    A. Amade

  • 43'

    F. Jakel

  • 58'

    M. Keita

  • 64'

    R. D\'Haese

  • 65'

    X. Mercier

  • 69'

    M. Al-Tamari

  • 69'

    D. Atanga

    A. Amade

  • 70'

    T. Ambrose

    R. D\'Haese

  • 79'

    M. Al-Tamari

  • 84'

    A. Blessin

  • 89'

    E. Patoulidis

    S. Wylin

  • 90'

    K. Rezaei

    M. Maertens

  • 90'

    D. Ouedraogo

    X. Mercier

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, OH Leuven will host RFC Seraing on the 20th of November with a 0-0 head to head.

KV Oostende will host Union Saint-Gilloise on the 21st of November with a 0-0 head to head record.

OH Leuven: Formation and Lineups

OH Leuven started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Marc Brys chose to play with the following team: Rafael Romo (7.8), Soufiane Chakla (7.1), Sébastien Dewaest (7.5), Cenk Özkaçar (8.1), Musa Al-Taamari (6.6), Mandela Keita (6.8), Siebe Schrijvers (7.9), Casper De Norre (6.7), Mathieu Maertens (7.4), Xavier Mercier (7.8) and Sory Kaba (6.5).


OH Leuven made 2 changes: M. Maertens for K. Rezaei (90′) and X. Mercier for D. Ouedraogo (90′).

Top player: Cenk Özkaçar

Probably the most impressive player in OH Leuven was Cenk Özkaçar even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (8.1) with 40 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 11.

KV Oostende: Formation and Lineups

KV Oostende started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

On the opposite side, Alexander Blessin played with: Guillaume Hubert (7.3), Siebe Wylin (7.0), Brecht Capon (6.7), Steven Fortes (7.4), Frederik Jakel (6.8), Robbie D’Haese (6.4), Kenny Rocha Santos (6.3), Maxime D’Arpino (7.4), Alfons Amade (7.2), Nick Batzner (7.1) and Marko Kvasina (7.0).


KV Oostende made 3 changes: A. Amade for D. Atanga (69′), R. D’Haese for T. Ambrose (70′) and S. Wylin for E. Patoulidis (89′).

Top player: Steven Fortes

Probably the most impressive player in KV Oostende was Steven Fortes.

His rating is (7.4) with 51 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 11.

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