Pro League: Mechelen recovers a 0-1 deficit to overcome Club Brugge 2-1

MECHELEN. Mechelen succeeded in turn the table against Club Brugge to win 2-1.

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MECHELEN. Mechelen found a way to turn the table against Club Brugge to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Club Brugge to strike first with a goal of B. Dost at the 51′. Then it was a goal in the 65′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. Schoofs gave the win to Mechelen in the 78′ minute with a goal.

The match was held at the AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne Stadium in Mechelen on Friday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. In the presence of 16,425 spectators.​ The referee was Nathan Verboomen with the assistance of Mathias Hillaert and Ruben Wyns. The 4th official was Brent Staessens. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 11.2 degrees Celsius or 52.07 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

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

Mechelen was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Mechelen won the match.

Mechelen shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Club Brugge shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target.

Cards

Mechelen received 3 yellow cards (G. Hairemans, V. Costa and J. Vanlerberghe). On the other side, Club Brugge received 1 yellow card (E. Balanta).

After this encounter, Mechelen will have 26 points to stay in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Club Brugge will stay with 27 points like Antwerp to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 25'
    25'

    G. Hairemans

  • 47'
    47'

    J. Hendry

    S. Nsoki

  • 46'
    46'

    M. Rits

    R. Vormer

  • 46'
    46'

    F. Ricca

    F. Maouassa

  • 51'
    51'

    B. Dost

  • 55'
    55'

    V. Costa

  • 62'
    62'

    J. Vanlerberghe

  • 65'
    65'

    H. Cuypers

  • 68'
    68'

    E. Balanta

  • 70'
    70'

    N. Mbamba

    E. Balanta

  • 71'
    71'

    M. Shved

    N. Storm

  • 78'
    78'

    R. Schoofs

  • 80'
    80'

    K. Sowah

    N. Lang

  • 79'
    79'

    G. Engvall

    G. Hairemans

  • 85'
    85'

    I. de Camargo

    H. Cuypers

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Mechelen will play away with Cercle Brugge on the 27th of November with a 16-9 head to head statistic in favor of Cercle Brugge (3 draws).

Club Brugge will play away against Genk on the 28th of November with a 19-18 head to head statistic in favor of Club Brugge (11 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 (7.4), Sandy Walsh (7.1), Jordi Vanlerberghe (7.4), Sheldon Bateau (6.9), Lucas Bijker (6.8), Vinicius De Souza Costa (7.0), Rob Schoofs (8.2), Geoffry Hairemans (8.0), Kerim Mrabti (7.3), Nikola Storm (7.1) and Hugo Cuypers (7.4).

Substitutes

Mechelen made 3 changes: N. Storm for M. Shved (71′), G. Hairemans for G. Engvall (79′) and H. Cuypers for I. de Camargo (85′).

Top player: Rob Schoofs

The player who no doubt impressed Mechelen the most was Rob Schoofs.

His rating is (8.2) with 1 goal, 69 passes (84% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 3 crosses.

Club Brugge: Formation and Lineups

Club Brugge started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Philippe Clement played with: Simon Mignolet (6.4), Clinton Mata (6.4), Brandon Mechele (6.7), Stanley N’Soki (7.2), Faitout Maouassa (6.8), Ruud Vormer (7.4), Éder Balanta (6.8), Hans Vanaken (6.5), Noa Lang (6.8), Bas Dost (7.4) and Charles De Ketelaere (6.8).

Substitutes

Club Brugge made 5 changes: S. Nsoki for J. Hendry (47′), R. Vormer for M. Rits (46′), F. Maouassa for F. Ricca (46′), E. Balanta for N. Mbamba (70′) and N. Lang for K. Sowah (80′).

Top player: Ruud Vormer

The player who no doubt impressed Club Brugge the most was Ruud Vormer.

His rating is (7.4) with 19 passes (94% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 1. He performed 2 crosses.

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