Club Brugge and Union St Gilloise played out a full blooded affair at the Jan Breydal on Friday night. The importance of the clash was clearly not lost on either side, as the game ended up being a high tempo game that was entertaining throughout. Union could not find the elusive second goal, despite having the majority of the chances. Club had a chance to win it at the death but could not convert, leaving them with just one win in seven since Scott Parker took over. However, they have also lost just once in that time.
Club Brugge 1
Simon Mignolet, 6
Clinton Mata, 6
Brandon Mechele, 6
Jack Hendry , 7 – Has a point to prove since coming back from a failed loan to Italy, and in this game he got to grips with Boniface well at times by making some crucial late tackles.
Bjorn Meijer, 7
Mats Rits, 5
Raphael Onyedika, 7 – Started poorly with Amani all over him, but as the game went on he improved, but was probably lucky to avoid a yellow for persistent fouling.
Hans Vanaken, 6 – despite scoring the equaliser, it was a poor performance form Vanaken. He lost the ball all to frequently in midfield as the Union midfield gave him no time to create and in the first half you would have been forgiven for forgetting he was on the pitch until he popped up with the equaliser.
Tajon Buchanan, 6
Roman Yaremchuk, 4 – It is clear that the sides record signing is still struggling for confidence and form, as he was once again quiet.
Noa Lang, 8 – Everything that was good from Club went through Lang. The Dutch winger looked focussed from the start and just needed a goal to top off his performance
Others: Casper Nielson 5, Kamal Sowah 5, Antonio Nusa n/a
Union St Gilloise 1
Anthony Moris, 7 – Made a crucial save to deny Noa Lang in the first half, tipping the ball onto the post. He also closed the angle down on Lang again the second half to put the striker off.
Ismael Kandouss, 6
Christian Burgess, 7
Siebe van der Heyden, 5
Bart Nieuwkoop, 6
Lazare Amani, 8 – Lazare was running the game in the first half and causing Onyedika and the Club midfield all problems, keeping the ball in play for the opening goal and should have scored himself
Teddy Teuma, 7
Senne Lynen, 6
Loic Lapoussin, 8 – Scored the opening goal of the game with a wonderful header and deserved a couple of assists from his crosses into the box
Yorbe Vertessen, 5
Victor Boniface, 7 – His direct running caused Hendry and Mechele problems all evening, but some of the decision making should have been better at key moments.
Other: Gustaf Nilsson 5, Cameron Peurtas 5