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Pro League: Club Brugge conquers Genk after recovering from a 2-1 deficit

GENK. Club Brugge succeeded in turn the table against Genk.

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GENK. Club Brugge succeeded in turn the table against Genk. Genk was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (62%).​

Club Brugge remained in 10 people after I. Van der Brempt received a double yellow card in the 42′. Anyway, Club Brugge still was capable to win this encounter competing only with 10 players​.

The match was held at the Luminus Arena Stadium in Genk on Sunday and this began at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Lawrence Visser who was helped by Rien Vanyzere and Thibaud Nijssen. The 4th official was Kevin Van Damme. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 4 degrees Celsius or 39.15 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.​

Match Statistics

Genk was in firm control of the ball 62% while Club Brugge was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

Genk was more aggressive with 82 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 7 were on target. Even so, Club Brugge was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Genk shot 13 times, 7 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Club Brugge shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.


Genk received 1 yellow card (T. Bongonda). On the other side, Club Brugge received 2 yellow cards (I. Van der Brempt and E. Sobol).

Also, Club Brugge didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after I. Van der Brempt (Club Brugge) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (42′).

After this encounter, Genk will stay with 21 points like Gent and Sint-Truiden to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Club Brugge will have 30 points to move down in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 14'

    I. Van der Brempt

  • 33'

    E. Sobol

  • 35'

    H. Vanaken

  • 42'

    I. Van der Brempt

  • 49'

    P. Hrosovsky

  • 59'

    F. Ricca

    E. Sobol

  • 72'

    R. Vormer

    E. Balanta

  • 72'

    P. Hrosovsky

  • 75'

    B. Heynen

    M. Tresor Ndayishimiye

  • 78'

    N. Lang

    C. de Ketelaere

  • 81'

    D. Munoz

    A. Preciado

  • 83'

    F. Ricca

    R. Vormer

  • 87'

    T. Bongonda

  • 88'

    J. Paintsil

    M. Sadick

  • 90'

    B. Dost

    N. Lang

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Genk will play away against Mechelen on the 5th of December with a 12-10 head to head stats in favor of Genk (5 draws).

Club Brugge will host RFC Seraing on the 4th of December with a 0-0 head to head record.

Genk: Formation and Lineups

The manager John van den Brom chose to play with the following team: M. Vandevoordt, J. Lucumí, Á. Preciado, G. Arteaga, Mujaid Sadick, P. Hrošovský, M. Trésor, K. Thorstvedt, T. Bongonda, I. Ugbo and J. Ito.


Genk made 3 changes: M. Tresor Ndayishimiye for B. Heynen (75′), A. Preciado for D. Munoz (81′) and M. Sadick for J. Paintsil (88′).

Club Brugge: Formation and Lineups

On the opposite side, Philippe Clement played with: S. Mignolet, E. Sobol, Clinton Mata, B. Mechele, J. Hendry, I. Van der Brempt, M. Rits, H. Vanaken, É. Balanta, C. De Ketelaere and N. Lang.


Club Brugge made 3 changes: E. Sobol for F. Ricca (59′), E. Balanta for R. Vormer (72′) and N. Lang for B. Dost (90′).

Results of the day

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