Pro League: Cercle Brugge overcomes Mechelen 3-1

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BRUGGE. Cercle Brugge overcomes Mechelen 3-1.

BRUGGE. Cercle Brugge defeats Mechelen 3-1.

The match was held at the Jan Breydelstadion Stadium in Brugge on Saturday and this began at 5:30 pm local time. The referee was Wesli De Cremer with the assistance of Christophe Battiston and Kevin Dhondt. The 4th official was Kevin Debeuckelaere. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.9 degrees Celsius or 42.57 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 78%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Cercle Brugge was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Mechelen that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Cercle Brugge was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Cercle Brugge won the match.

Cercle Brugge shot 18 times, 8 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Mechelen shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.


Cercle Brugge received 1 yellow card (L. Lopes). On the other side, Mechelen received 2 yellow cards (L. Bijker and V. Costa).

After playing this contest, Cercle Brugge will have 10 points to stay in the 17th place. On the other side, Mechelen will stay with 26 points like Sporting Charleroi to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 32'

    S. Gouet

    G. Hairemans

  • 34'

    E. Utkus

    D. Hotic

  • 43'

    N. Storm

  • 60'

    L. Bijker

  • 63'

    D. Hotic (Penalty)

  • 65'

    L. Lopes

  • 69'

    I. Swers

    L. Bijker

  • 70'

    M. Shved

    R. Schoofs

  • 70'

    G. Engvall

    H. Cuypers

  • 75'


    O. Deman

  • 77'

    R. Matondo

  • 81'

    I. de Camargo

    K. Mrabti

  • 83'

    V. Costa

  • 83'

    C. Vanhoutte

    L. Lopes

  • 83'

    A. Millan

    T. Somers

  • 89'

    W. Rubio

    R. Matondo

  • 89'


    D. Hotic

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Cercle Brugge will play away against Kortrijk on the 4th of December with a 19-3 head to head statistic in favor of Kortrijk (2 draws).

Mechelen will host Genk on the 5th of December with a 12-10 head to head in favor of Genk (5 draws).

Cercle Brugge: Formation and Lineups

The manager Yves Vanderhaeghe chose to play with the following team: T. Didillon, A. Corryn, D. Velkovski, J. Daland, R. Decostere, Leonardo Lopes, E. Utkus, O. Deman, D. Hotič, R. Matondo and T. Somers.


Cercle Brugge made 5 changes: O. Deman for David (75′), L. Lopes for C. Vanhoutte (83′), T. Somers for A. Millan (83′), R. Matondo for W. Rubio (89′) and D. Hotic for Vitinho (89′).

Mechelen: Formation and Lineups

On the opposite side, Wouter Vrancken played with: G. Coucke, S. Bateau, L. Bijker, S. Walsh, A. Van Hoorenbeeck, G. Hairemans, R. Schoofs, Vinicius Souza, N. Storm, K. Mrabti and H. Cuypers.


Mechelen made 5 changes: G. Hairemans for S. Gouet (32′), L. Bijker for I. Swers (69′), R. Schoofs for M. Shved (70′), H. Cuypers for G. Engvall (70′) and K. Mrabti for I. de Camargo (81′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Pro League



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