Pro League: Anderlecht prevails over Antwerp 2-1

BRUSSELS. Anderlecht beat Antwerp to win 2-1.

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BRUSSELS. Anderlecht beat Antwerp to win 2-1. It was Anderlecht to strike first with a penalty of S. Gomez at the 12′. Then F. Amuzu scored again for Anderlecht in the 44′ minute with a goal. Eventually, A. Seck reduced the distance for Antwerp with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Anderlecht took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was held at the Lotto Park Stadium in Brussels on Thursday and this began at 6:30 pm UTC. The referee was Nicolas Laforge who was helped by Christophe Battiston and Vito Divincenzo. The 4th official was Christof Dierick. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 14.3 degrees Celsius or 57.78 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 55%.​

Match Statistics

Anderlecht was in firm control of the ball 59% while Antwerp was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Anderlecht was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Anderlecht won the match.

Anderlecht shot 13 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Antwerp shot 7 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

Anderlecht received 2 yellow cards (B. Mykhaylichenko and Y. Verschaeren). On the opposite side, Antwerp received 1 yellow card (P. Dwomoh).

After playing this match, Anderlecht will have 36 points like Genk and Standard Liège to move up in the 6th place. On the other side, Antwerp will stay with 33 points to move up in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 12'
    12'

    S. Gomez (Penalty)

  • 44'
    44'

    F. Amuzu

  • 61'
    61'

    Y. Verschaeren

    J. Zirkzee

  • 62'
    62'

    B. Mykhaylichenko

    S. Gomez

  • 63'
    63'

    M. Benson

    M. Balikwisha

  • 66'
    66'

    B. Mykhaylichenko

  • 72'
    72'

    M. Frey

    A. Yusuf

  • 73'
    73'

    P. Dwomoh

  • 78'
    78'

    K. Miyoshi (Goal Disallowed)

  • 81'
    81'

    L. Magallan

    F. Amuzu

  • 84'
    84'

    A. Seck

  • 90'
    90'

    Y. Verschaeren

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Anderlecht will host Union Saint-Gilloise on the 15th of May with a 3-0 head to head in favor of Union Saint-Gilloise (0 draws).

Antwerp will host Club Brugge on the 15th of May with a 8-2 head to head in favor of Club Brugge (5 draws).

Anderlecht: Formation and Lineups

Anderlecht started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Vincent Kompany chose to play with the following team: Hendrik Van Crombrugge (6.5), Michael Murillo (6.4), Hannes Delcroix (6.9), Wesley Hoedt (7.1), Sergio Gómez (7.8), Kristian Fredrik Malt Arnstad (6.5), Josh Cullen (6.8), Marco Kana (7.2), Francis Amuzu (7.8), Christian Kouamé (6.8) and Joshua Zirkzee (7.1).

Substitutes

Anderlecht made 3 changes: J. Zirkzee for Y. Verschaeren (61′), S. Gomez for B. Mykhaylichenko (62′) and F. Amuzu for L. Magallan (81′).

Top player: Francis Amuzu

The player who no doubt impressed Anderlecht the most was Francis Amuzu.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 22 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 3. He performed 2 crosses.

Antwerp: Formation and Lineups

Antwerp started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Brian Priske Pedersen played with: Jean Butez (6.4), Ritchie De Laet (6.9), Abdoulaye Seck (6.9), Dinis Almeida (7.1), Sam Vines (6.8), Pierre Dwomoh (6.5), Radja Nainggolan (7.2), Alhassan Yusuf (7.1), Koji Miyoshi (6.9), Mbwana Ally Samatta (6.2) and Michel Ange Balikwisha (6.8).

Substitutes

Antwerp made 2 changes: M. Balikwisha for M. Benson (63′) and A. Yusuf for M. Frey (72′).

Top player: Radja Nainggolan

The player who no doubt impressed Antwerp the most was Radja Nainggolan.

His rating is (7.2) with 35 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 1 cross.

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