Pro League: Kortrijk tops RFC Seraing 3-2

KORTRIJK. Kortrijk bested RFC Seraing.

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KORTRIJK. Kortrijk bested RFC Seraing. Kortrijk was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

M. Mbow received a red card (54′)​. This red card was one of the reason why RFC Seraing lost the match.

The match was played at the Guldensporenstadion stadium in Kortrijk on Wednesday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Brent Staessens who was helped by Mathias Hillaert and Lennert Becquet. The 4th official was Laurent Willems. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 1.3 degrees Celsius or 34.34 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 91%.​

Match Statistics

Kortrijk was in firm control of the ball 61% while RFC Seraing was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Kortrijk was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Kortrijk won the encounter.

Kortrijk shot 20 times, 3 on target, 17 off target. On the other side, RFC Seraing shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target.


Kortrijk received 1 yellow card (Felipe Avenatti). Regarding the opposition, RFC Seraing received 2 yellow cards (Marsoni Sambu and Sambou Sissoko).

Also, RFC Seraing didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after M. Mbow (RFC Seraing) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (54′).

After this contest, Kortrijk will have 18 points to stay in the 15th place. On the opposite side, RFC Seraing will stay with 15 points to stay in the 18th place.

Match Events

  • 9'

    Felipe Avenatti

  • 16'

    Morgan Poaty (Penalty Confirmed)

  • 17'

    Felipe Avenatti

  • 18'

    Vagner (Penalty)

  • 24'

    Billal Messaoudi 

  • 46'

    Sambou Sissoko

    S. Mvoué

  • 46'

    Abdoulaye Sylla

    Marvin Tshibuabua

  • 48'

    Marsoni Sambu

  • 53'

    M. Mbow

  • 54'

    M. Mbow

  • 60'


  • 63'

    Faïz Selemani

    C. Atemona

  • 67'

    Martin Regali

    Marsoni Sambu

  • 67'

    Kristof D\'Haene

    Faïz Selemani

  • 68'

    Sérgio Conceição

    Marsoni Sambu

  • 83'

    M. Wasinski

    Abdelkahar Kadri 

  • 83'

    Habib Keïta

    Stjepan Loncar

  • 88'

    Ejaita Ifoni

    Morgan Poaty

  • 90'

    Pape Habib Gueye

    Massimo Bruno

  • 90'

    Valentin Guillaume

    Mathieu Cachbach

  • 90'

    Sambou Sissoko

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Kortrijk will play away with Mechelen on the 21st of January with a 12-10 head to head statistic in favor of Kortrijk (7 draws).

RFC Seraing will host Anderlecht on the 22nd of January with a 3-0 head to head stats in favor of Anderlecht (0 draws).

Kortrijk: Formation and Lineups

Kortrijk started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Bernd Storck chose to play with the following team: Tom Vandenberghe (6.6), João Silva (6.8), Tsuyoshi Watanabe (7.1), Nayel Mehssatou (6.9), Christalino Atemona (7.1), Stjepan Lončar (7.2), Abdelkahar Kadri (7.1), Massimo Bruno (6.9), Faïz Selemani (7.8), Felipe Avenatti (8.0) and Billal Messaoudi (8.2).


Kortrijk made 4 changes: Faïz Selemani for Kristof D’Haene (68′), Abdelkahar Kadri  for M. Wasinski (83′), Stjepan Loncar for Habib Keïta (83′) and Massimo Bruno for Pape Habib Gueye (90′).

Top player: Billal Messaoudi

Probably the most impressive player in Kortrijk was Billal Messaoudi.

His rating is (8.2) with 1 goal, 15 passes (53% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 11.

RFC Seraing: Formation and Lineups

RFC Seraing started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

Talking about the opposition, José Jeunechamps played with: Timothy Martin (5.9), Daniel Opare (6.4), Marvin Tshibuabua (6.4), Mamadou Moustapha Mbow (6.2), Morgan Poaty (6.1), Christophe Lepoint (5.9), Junior Marsoni Sambu Mansoni (6.3), Steve Mvoué (6.6), Mathieu Cachbach (6.4), Antoine Bernier (7.0) and Vagner Dias (8.8).


RFC Seraing made 6 changes: S. Mvoué for Sambou Sissoko (46′), Marvin Tshibuabua for Abdoulaye Sylla (46′), Marsoni Sambu for Martin Regali (67′), Marsoni Sambu for Sérgio Conceição (68′), Morgan Poaty for Ejaita Ifoni (88′) and Mathieu Cachbach for Valentin Guillaume (90′).

Top player: Vagner Dias

The player who no doubt impressed RFC Seraing the most was Vagner Dias.

His rating is (8.8) with 2 goals, 26 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 15. He performed 8 crosses.

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