MECHELEN. Gent bested Mechelen to win 2-1. A goal from T. Tissoudali was decisive in the 90min. It was Gent to strike first with a goal of M. Ngadeu at the 36′. Then it was a goal in the 88′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, T. Tissoudali gave the win to Gent in the 90′ minute with a goal. Mechelen lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).
K. Mrabti missed a decisive penalty (45′). That would have allowed Mechelen to draw the match.
The match was played at the AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne stadium in Mechelen on Tuesday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Jan Boterberg with the assistance of Kevin Dhondt and Nick Senecaut. The 4th official was Wesli De Cremer. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 20.1 degrees Celsius or 68.23 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 50%.
Mechelen was in firm control of the ball 59% while Gent was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Mechelen was more aggressive with 84 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 5 were on target. Nonetheless, Gent was able to find the solution to win this match.
Mechelen shot 18 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Gent shot 9 times, 2 on target, 4 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Mechelen. On the opposite side, Gent received 3 yellow cards (R. Bezus, B. Godeau and E. Owusu).
After playing this match, Mechelen will stay with 29 points to move down in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Gent will have 37 points like KV Oostende and Kortrijk to move up in the 2nd place.
S. Oum Gouet
J. De Sart
J. Van Hecke
Gent will play away with Genk on the 15th of May with a 21-16 head to head in favor of Genk (10 draws).
Mechelen: Formation and Lineups
Mechelen started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Wouter Vrancken chose to play with the following team: Gaëtan Coucke , Jannes Van Hecke , Jordi Vanlerberghe , Thibault Peyre , Alec Van Hoorenbeeck , Vinicíus Souza , Rob Schoofs , Maryan Shved , Kerim Mrabti , Nikola Storm and Hugo Cuypers .
Mechelen made 3 changes: V. Costa for S. Oum Gouet (57′), M. Shved for G. Hairemans (74′) and J. Van Hecke for G. Engvall (75′).
Top player: Geoffry Hairemans
Probably the most impressive player in Mechelen was Geoffry Hairemans.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 16 passes (87% accurate) and 1 key pass. He performed 3 crosses.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 74′.
Gent: Formation and Lineups
Gent started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
On the other side, Hein Vanhaezebrouck played with: Davy Roef , Andreas Hanche-Olsen , Michael Ngadeu , Bruno Godeau , Alessio Castro-Montes , Elisha Owusu , Sven Kums , Núrio Fortuna , Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe , Yonas Malede and Darko Lemajić .
Gent made 4 changes: A. Hanche-Olsen for J. Okumu (67′), D. Lemajic for T. Tissoudali (67′), Y. Malede for R. Bezus (67′) and V. Odjidja-Ofoe for J. De Sart (67′).
Top player: Michael Ngadeu
The player who no doubt impressed Gent the most was Michael Ngadeu.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 37 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8.
Results of the day
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