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WESTERLO. OH Leuven bested Westerlo to win 2-1. M. González was the key to score 2 goals.

WESTERLO. OH Leuven topped Westerlo to win 2-1. M. González was the key to score 2 goals. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was OH Leuven to strike first with a goal of Mario González at the 51′. Then Mario González scored again for OH Leuven in the 56′ minute with a penalty scoring a double. Eventually, Dorgeles Nene reduced the distance for Westerlo with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Westerlo lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

OH Leuven remained in 10 people after Hamza Mendyl received a red card in the 84′. Anyway, OH Leuven still succeeded in win this match playing only with 10 players​.

The match was played at the Het Kuipje stadium in Westerlo on Friday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Wim Smet with the assistance of Tom Vanpoucke and Jeroen Walschap. The 4th official was Simon Bourdeaud’hui. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 7.8 degrees Celsius or 46.04 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 80%.​

Match Statistics

Westerlo was in firm control of the ball 56% while OH Leuven was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Westerlo was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. Nevertheless, OH Leuven succeeded in find the solution to win this contest.​

Westerlo shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target. Talking about the opposition, OH Leuven shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target.


Westerlo received 3 yellow cards (Thomas Van den Keybus, Sinan Bolat and Roman Neustädter). On the other side, OH Leuven received 2 yellow cards (Mousa Al Tamari and Siebe Schrijvers).

Also, OH Leuven didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after Hamza Mendyl (OH Leuven) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (84′).

After playing this match, Westerlo will stay with 30 points like Standard Liège to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, OH Leuven will have 26 points like Cercle Brugge to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 36'

    Mousa Al Tamari

  • 46'

    S. Kiyine

    Mandela Keita

  • 51'

    Mario González

    Hamza Mendyl

  • 52'

    Thomas Van den Keybus

  • 55'

    Sinan Bolat

  • 56'

    Mario González (Penalty)

  • 66'

    Igor Vetokele

    Mathias Fixelles

  • 74'

    Rubin Seigers

    Tuur Dierckx

  • 76'

    Siebe Schrijvers

  • 77'

    Roman Neustädter

  • 79'

    Dorgeles Nene

  • 83'

    Kristiyan Malinov

    Siebe Schrijvers

  • 84'

    Hamza Mendyl

  • 88'

    Joren Dom

    Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson

  • 90'

    Kyan Vaesen

    Roman Neustädter

  • 90'

    Thibault Vlietinck

    Mousa Al Tamari

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Westerlo will host Genk on the 17th of January with a 13-5 head to head record in favor of Genk (5 draws).

OH Leuven will host AS Eupen on the 17th of January with a 3-0 head to head in favor of AS Eupen (2 draws).

Westerlo: Formation and Lineups

Westerlo adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Jonas De Roeck chose to play with the following team: Sinan Bolat (5.8), Edisson Jordanov (6.7), Roman Neustädter (6.9), Ravil Tagir (6.8), Maxim De Cuyper (7.0), Nicolas Madsen (7.3), Mathias Fixelles (6.8), Tuur Dierckx (6.9), Thomas Van den Keybus (6.1), Nene Dorgeles (7.1) and Lyle Foster (7.1).


Westerlo made 3 changes: Mathias Fixelles for Igor Vetokele (66′), Tuur Dierckx for Rubin Seigers (74′) and Roman Neustädter for Kyan Vaesen (90′).

Top player: Nicolas Madsen

Probably the most impressive player in Westerlo was Nicolas Madsen.

His rating is (7.3) with 55 passes (89% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 4. He performed 4 crosses.

OH Leuven: Formation and Lineups

Also OH Leuven adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Talking about the opposition, Marc Brys played with: Valentin Cojocaru (7.4), Louis Patris (7.6), Ewoud Pletinckx (6.6), Federico Ricca (7.1), Hamza Mendyl (7.1), Mandela Keita (6.6), Casper De Norre (6.6), Musa Al-Taamari (6.8), Siebe Schrijvers (6.9), Jón Dagur Þórsteinsson (7.1) and Mario González (8.1).


OH Leuven made 4 changes: Mandela Keita for S. Kiyine (46′), Siebe Schrijvers for Kristiyan Malinov (83′), Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson for Joren Dom (88′) and Mousa Al Tamari for Thibault Vlietinck (90′).

Top player: Mario González

The player who no doubt impressed OH Leuven the most was Mario González.

His rating is (8.1) with 2 goals, 12 passes (75% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7.



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