CHARLEROI. Sporting Charleroi bested Mechelen.
The match was played at the Stade du Pays de Charleroi stadium in Charleroi on Saturday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Wim Smet who had the assistance of Quentin Lesceux and Matthias Massa. The 4th official was Brent Staessens. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 15.8 degrees Celsius or 60.35 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 64%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Sporting Charleroi was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Mechelen that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.
Mechelen was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 7 were on target. Still, Sporting Charleroi succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Sporting Charleroi shot 19 times, 5 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Mechelen shot 14 times, 7 on target, 6 off target.
Sporting Charleroi received 1 yellow card (D. Heymans). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Mechelen.
After playing this match, Sporting Charleroi will have 28 points like RFC Seraing to move down in the 7th place. On the other side, Mechelen will stay with 29 points to stay in the 5th place.
S. Oum Gouet
B. Van den Eynden
Mechelen will host Genk on the 21st of May with a 14-10 head to head record in favor of Genk (6 draws).
Sporting Charleroi: Formation and Lineups
Sporting Charleroi started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Edward Still chose to play with the following team: Hervé Koffi , Stefan Knežević , Valentine Ozornwafor , Martin Wasinski , Ken Nkuba , Marco Ilaimaharitra , Daan Heymans , Joris Kayembe Ditu , Ali Gholizadeh , Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Ryota Morioka .
Sporting Charleroi made 3 changes: J. Kayembe for I. Mbenza (40′), M. Ilaimaharitra for A. Zorgane (64′) and D. Heymans for A. Zaroury (82′).
Top player: Vakoun Issouf Bayo
Probably the most impressive player in Sporting Charleroi was Vakoun Issouf Bayo.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 26 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 14.
Mechelen: Formation and Lineups
Mechelen started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Wouter Vrancken played with: Yannick Thoelen , Jannes Van Hecke , Jordi Vanlerberghe , Dries Wouters , Alec Van Hoorenbeeck , Samuel Oum Gouet , Bas Van den Eynden , Maryan Shved , Gustav Engvall , Geoffry Hairemans and Hugo Cuypers .
Mechelen made 5 changes: J. Vanlerberghe for R. Schoofs (46′), H. Cuypers for K. Mrabti (78′), S. Oum Gouet for O. Kaya (78′), M. Shved for N. Storm (83′) and B. Van den Eynden for R. Paeshuyse (90′).
Top player: Gustav Engvall
The player who no doubt impressed Mechelen the most was Gustav Engvall.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 24 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 12.