Pro League: Antwerp tops Cercle Brugge 2-0 on Sunday

BRUGGE. Antwerp overcomes Cercle Brugge with a 2-0 win with a goal from V. Janssen (6') and a goal from T. Alderweireld (68').

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BRUGGE. Antwerp overcomes Cercle Brugge with a 2-0 win with a goal from V. Janssen (6′) and a goal from T. Alderweireld (68′).

The match was played at the Jan Breydelstadion stadium in Brugge on Sunday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Lothar D’hondt who had the assistance of Romain Devillers and Michael Geerolf. The 4th official was Quentin Pirard. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.2 degrees Celsius or 71.96 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Antwerp was in firm control of the ball 55% while Cercle Brugge was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Cercle Brugge was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. Notwithstanding, Antwerp found a way to find the solution to win this match.​

Cercle Brugge shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Antwerp shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Cercle Brugge received 1 yellow card (H. van der Bruggen). On the opposite side, Antwerp received 3 yellow cards (R. Nainggolan, S. Vines and P. Gerkens).

After this match, Cercle Brugge will stay with 5 points like Zulte-Waregem to stay in the 18th place. On the other side, Antwerp will have 21 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 6'
    6'

    V. Janssen

    J. Ekkelenkamp

  • 27'
    27'

    S. Miangue

    L. Torres

  • 29'
    29'

    P. Gerkens

    J. Ekkelenkamp

  • 41'
    41'

    R. Nainggolan

  • 45'
    45'

    S. Vines

  • 45'
    45'

    H. van der Bruggen

  • 46'
    46'

    A. Francis

    H. van der Bruggen

  • 46'
    46'

    J. Bataille

    R. De Laet

  • 46'
    46'

    C. Ravych

    J. Marcelin

  • 57'
    57'

    Y. Gboho

    O. Deman

  • 64'
    64'

    B. Nsimba

    A. Valencia

  • 68'
    68'

    T. Alderweireld

    R. Nainggolan

  • 85'
    85'

    P. Gerkens

  • 85'
    85'

    V. Fischer

    V. Janssen

  • 85'
    85'

    C. Scott

    R. Nainggolan

  • 86'
    86'

    T. Wilke

    A. Ueda

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Cercle Brugge will host KV Oostende on the 17th of September with a 7-1 head to head statistic in favor of KV Oostende (3 draws).

Antwerp will host RFC Seraing on the 16th of September with a 2-0 head to head record in favor of Antwerp (0 draws).

Cercle Brugge: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Dominik Thalhammer chose to play with the following team: Radosław Majecki (5.9), Robbe Decostere (6.1), Boris Popović (6.3), Jean Marcelin (6.1), Louis Torres (6.8), Dino Hotić (7.4), Leonardo Lopes (6.4), Hannes Van Der Bruggen (6.6), Olivier Deman (6.8), Ayase Ueda (7.0) and Kévin Denkey (7.0).

Substitutes

Cercle Brugge made 5 changes: L. Torres for S. Miangue (27′), H. van der Bruggen for A. Francis (46′), J. Marcelin for C. Ravych (46′), O. Deman for Y. Gboho (57′) and A. Ueda for T. Wilke (86′).

Top player: Dino Hotić

Probably the most impressive player in Cercle Brugge was Dino Hotić.

His rating is (7.4) with 28 passes (57% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 7 crosses.

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 (7.5), Ritchie De Laet (6.6), Toby Alderweireld (8.1), William Pacho (7.0), Sam Vines (6.6), Radja Nainggolan (7.4), Alhassan Yusuf (6.6), Anthony Valencia (6.9), Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (7.1), Koji Miyoshi (7.0) and Vincent Janssen (7.1).

Substitutes

Antwerp made 5 changes: J. Ekkelenkamp for P. Gerkens (29′), R. De Laet for J. Bataille (46′), A. Valencia for B. Nsimba (64′), V. Janssen for V. Fischer (85′) and R. Nainggolan for C. Scott (85′).

Top player: Toby Alderweireld

Probably the most impressive player in Antwerp was Toby Alderweireld.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 43 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.

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