Feature | Belgian Pro League Team of the Week Matchday 14

With two matchdays in one week, we skip over unlucky number 13 and go for 14 for this weeks team of the week. This week saw three managers lose their jobs, as well as lots of impressive performances across the weekend. The Team of the Week formation is a 3-4-3.


Lennart Moser (Eupen)

Despite losing 2-1, Eupen’s German goalkeeper Lennart Moser certainly did what he could to keep his side in the game. Saving a penalty, as well as having eight saves in total meant this was arguably the Germans best game for the club since joining from Union Berlin. Unfortunately for Moser, he was unable to repeat his penalty saving heroics to deny Julien Ngoy’s winner from the spot.


Ismael Kandouss (Union St Gilloise)

24 year-old French centre back Ismael Kandouss put in an impressive display against last seasons champions Club Brugge. Union played the majority of the game with 10 men, yet only conceded from the penalty following the red card. Kandouss won the most duels (7) in the match, and was impressive in bringing the ball out of defence when required.

Jesper Daland (Cercle Brugge)

Norweigan centre-back Jesper Daland is highly rated, and it was clear to see why during Cercle Brugge battle with Charleroi on Friday evening. Daland used his strength well to win 75% of his tackles, while also recovering the ball nine times. At just 22 years of age, he is certainly one to watch in an exciting generation of Scandinavian talent.

Osaze Urhoghide (KV Oostende)

Former Celtic defender Osaze Urhoghide has had a tough return to life in Belgium, with his Oostende side on a downwards trajectory. However, they managed to get a big win against fellow strugglers Zulte Waregem and the English defender put in a good shift. He led to match with winning four tackles, while also winning four of his six headers against a side that are keen to use the aerial ability of Jelle Vossen, Chinonso Offor and Zinho Gano.


Matisse Samoise (Gent)

Mattisse Samoise has been a consistent performer for Gent since breaking into the side. On Sunday, the right-midfielder put in another solid display. He created two chances, had an 80% pass accuracy rating and was accurate with both of his crosses. Unfortunately for Samoise, none of his creativity led to a goal, as Gent struggled to put a dogged Seraing side away.

Nicolas Madsen (Westerlo)

Former Midtjylland and Heerenveen midfielder Nicolas Madsen joined Westerlo on a free transfer in the summer, and has certainly been one of the underrated transfers of the summer. The midfielder grabbed a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win over Kortrijk. He also created three chances for his side and had a pass accuracy rating of 86%, which included 15 passes into the final third.

Cameron McGeehan (KV Oostende)

Northern Ireland international Cameron McGeehan has had an injury hit season so far, however on Sunday evening he looked back to the form he showed during his first season in Belgium. The energetic midfielder won all four of his ground duels, as well as both of his aerial duels. At the other end he provided an assist for David Atanga’s winning goal, which could prove crucial in the relegation battle to come.

Loic Lapoussin (Union St Gilloise)

Originally on the bench, Union manager Karel Geraerts brought on Madagascan midfielder Loic Lapoussin following the red card for Simon Adingra. Union had been struggling to get a foothold in the game before they were reduced to 10 men, however once Lapoussin was introduced they were much better. Operating as both a left-back and a left-midfielder, Lapoussin was everywhere. He won all his ground duels, while at the other end it was his cross to the back post which was headed home by Bart Nieuwkoop to grab a deserved point.


Ayase Ueda (Cercle Brugge)

Ayase Ueda struggled to initially adapt to life in the Belgian Pro League, however, over the past few games it is clear that he is acclimatising. His two goals against Charleroi on Friday night showed a player who has a clear eye for goal, as well as composure. His first was an unstoppable shot following a ball into the box, while his second showed his potential link up play with fellow striker Kevin Denkey. Ueda now has four goals in six games.

Paul Onuachu (Genk)

In a big game at the top of the table, it was Paul Onuachu once again who was the one to find the net. His lay-off in the box led to the first, while his aerial ability was on display for both of his goals. While he may not contribute as much in the build-up while he is getting back to full fitness, in the box he still has the quality. The second goal was a fine header to finish off a great Mike Tresor set piece.

Mike Tresor (Genk)

Mike Tresor has 11 assists this season, which is six more than any other player in the league. Three of these assists came against Antwerp on Sunday. The first was a clever ball over the top to Bryan Heynen, whose acrobatic finish was sublime. The second and first were dead ball moments, both of which found the head of Paul Onuachu. Tresor has scored five this season, meaning he has contributed 16 goals for his side so far. At only 23 years old, Tresor could be a future Red Devil in the making.

All stats from this article were taken from FotMob.

Ben Jackson – GBeNeFN

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