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Pro League: OH Leuven recovers a 0-1 deficit to top KV Oostende 2-1

HEVERLEE. OH Leuven was capable to turn the table against KV Oostende to win 2-1.

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HEVERLEE. OH Leuven found a way to turn the table against KV Oostende to win 2-1. It was KV Oostende to strike first with an early goal of F. Hornby at the 6′. Then it was a goal in the 51′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, M. Maertens gave the win to OH Leuven in the 90′ minute with a goal. OH Leuven was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the King Power at Den Dreef Stadion stadium in Heverlee on Saturday and it started at 6:15 pm local time. The referee was Alexandre Boucaut who had the assistance of Matthias Massa and Brecht Devriese. The 4th official was Matonga Simonini. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.5 degrees Celsius or 68.97 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 61%.​

Match Statistics

OH Leuven was in firm control of the ball 61% while KV Oostende was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

OH Leuven was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons OH Leuven won the match.

OH Leuven shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, KV Oostende shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target.


OH Leuven received 1 yellow card (M. Al-Tamari). On the opposite side, KV Oostende received 3 yellow cards (T. Ambrose, K. Rocha Santos and A. Amade).

After this match, OH Leuven will have 9 points like Anderlecht and Sporting Charleroi to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, KV Oostende will stay with 6 points like Westerlo and Sint-Truiden to stay in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 6'

    F. Hornby

  • 18'

    M. Al-Tamari

  • 45'

    T. Ambrose

  • 51'

    M. Gonzalez

  • 58'

    T. Sakamoto

    N. Batzner

  • 66'

    D. Ouedraogo

    H. Mendyl

  • 70'

    K. Rocha Santos

  • 72'

    A. Amade

  • 74'

    Cameron McGeehan

    Kenny Rocha Santos

  • 74'

    David Atanga

    Thierry Ambrose

  • 81'

    Raphael Holzhauser

    Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson

  • 81'

    Joren Dom

    Kristiyan Malinov

  • 83'

    S. Wylin

    F. Hornby

  • 87'

    M. Kukharevych

    F. Ricca

  • 90'

    M. Maertens

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OH Leuven: Formation and Lineups

OH Leuven started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

The manager Marc Brys chose to play with the following team: Valentin Cojocaru (7.1), Louis Patris (7.0), Ewoud Pletinckx (7.4), Federico Ricca (7.1), Hamza Mendyl (6.8), Musa Al-Taamari (6.8), Casper De Norre (7.0), Kristiyan Malinov (6.9), Jón Dagur Þórsteinsson (6.7), Mathieu Maertens (7.3) and Mario González (6.8).

OH Leuven could not rely on the presence of M. Kukharevych (injured).


OH Leuven made 4 changes: H. Mendyl for D. Ouedraogo (66′), K. Malinov for J. Dom (80′), J. D. Thorsteinsson for R. Holzhauser (81′) and F. Ricca for M. Kukharevych (87′).

Top player: Ewoud Pletinckx

The player who no doubt impressed OH Leuven the most was Ewoud Pletinckx even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 72 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7.

KV Oostende: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Yves Vanderhaeghe played with: Guillaume Hubert (7.1), Fanos Katelaris (7.0), Anton Tanghe (7.1), Osaze Urhoghide (7.0), Robbie D’Haese (6.8), Alfons Amade (6.4), Kenny Rocha Santos (7.1), Alessandro Albanese (7.6), Nick Batzner (7.0), Fraser Hornby (7.4) and Thierry Ambrose (6.8).


KV Oostende made 4 changes: N. Batzner for T. Sakamoto (58′), T. Ambrose for D. Atanga (73′), K. Rocha Santos for C. McGeehan (74′) and F. Hornby for S. Wylin (83′).

Top player: Alessandro Albanese

The player who no doubt impressed KV Oostende the most was Alessandro Albanese.

His rating is (7.6) with 34 passes (73% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 4 crosses.

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