Pro League: Antwerp overcomes KV Oostende 3-0

OOSTENDE. Antwerp was after all too good for KV Oostende.

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OOSTENDE. Antwerp was in the end too good for KV Oostende with the goal of Arbnor Muja (12′), Vincent Janssen (21′) and B. Nsimba (88′). KV Oostende was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (62%).​

Nick Bätzner missed a decisive penalty (71′). That would have allowed KV Oostende to draw the match.​

The match was played at the DIaz Arena stadium in Oostende on Wednesday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Wim Smet with the assistance of Florian Lemaire and Tom Vanpoucke. The 4th official was Klass Clerkx. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 2.9 degrees Celsius or 37.29 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 77%.​

Match Statistics

KV Oostende was in firm control of the ball 62% while Antwerp was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

KV Oostende was more aggressive with 58 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyway, Antwerp was able to find the solution to win this match.​

KV Oostende shot 17 times, 4 on target, 13 off target. Regarding the opposition, Antwerp shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target.


KV Oostende received 1 yellow card (Andy Musayev). Regarding the opposition, No yellow cards were issued to Antwerp.

After this match, KV Oostende will stay with 17 points to stay in the 16th place. On the opposite side, Antwerp will have 39 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 12'

    Arbnor Muja

    Michel-Ange Balikwisha

  • 21'

    Vincent Janssen

  • 45'

    Andy Musayev

  • 68'

    Alfons Amade

    Kenny Rocha Santos

  • 68'

    Indy Boonen

    Andy Musayev

  • 71'

    Nick Bätzner

    Nick Bätzner

  • 74'

    J. Bataille

    Michel-Ange Balikwisha

  • 78'

    Ivan Durdov

    David Atanga

  • 81'

    B. Nsimba

    Arbnor Muja

  • 88'

    B. Nsimba

    J. Ekkelenkamp

  • 90'

    Viktor Fischer

    J. Ekkelenkamp

  • 90'

    Z. Van Den Bosch

    Willian Pacho

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, KV Oostende will host Cercle Brugge on the 21st of January with a 7-1 head to head stats in favor of KV Oostende (4 draws).

Antwerp will host Standard Liège on the 22nd of January with a 4-3 head to head record in favor of Standard Liège (6 draws).

KV Oostende: Formation and Lineups

KV Oostende started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Dominik Thalhammer chose to play with the following team: Dillon Phillips (6.2), Osaze Urhoghide (6.4), Matej Rodin (6.6), Anton Tanghe (6.3), Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (6.9), Pierre Dwomoh (6.5), Kenny Rocha Santos (6.7), Théo Ndicka Matam (6.9), Andy Musayev (6.2), Nick Batzner (6.8) and David Atanga (6.8).


KV Oostende made 3 changes: Kenny Rocha Santos for Alfons Amade (68′), Andy Musayev for Indy Boonen (68′) and David Atanga for Ivan Durdov (78′).

Top player: Indy Boonen

The player who no doubt impressed KV Oostende the most was Indy Boonen.

His rating is (7.0) with 9 passes (100% accurate) and 0 key passes.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 68′.

Antwerp: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Mark van Bommel played with: Jean Butez (7.1), Ritchie De Laet (7.1), Toby Alderweireld (6.2), William Pacho (6.8), Gastón Ávila (6.4), Calvin Stengs (6.9), Arthur Vermeeren (6.8), Arbnor Muja (6.9), Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (6.3), Michel Ange Balikwisha (7.3) and Vincent Janssen (8.0).


Antwerp made 4 changes: Michel-Ange Balikwisha for J. Bataille (74′), Arbnor Muja for B. Nsimba (81′), Willian Pacho for Z. Van Den Bosch (90′) and J. Ekkelenkamp for Viktor Fischer (90′).

Top player: Vincent Janssen

The player who no doubt impressed Antwerp the most was Vincent Janssen.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 17 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 9.

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