Brugge bites Kortrijk and takes the lead, doubled by Ruud Vormer

This Friday evening, FC Bruges hosted KV Kortrijk, and his new trainer Karim Belhocine, as part of the Matchday 11 of the Pro League, the Belgian football championship. The Bruges residents won thanks to a double from their captain Ruud Vormer (2-0).

For this meeting, which will have been the first of the competition during which we will have used 3D technology to judge offside, Philippe Clement made three changes. The Bruges coach replaced the unavailable Eder Balanta through shaper and left Eduard Sobol and Jack Hendry at rest for the benefit of Brandon Mechele and Maouassa casserole. At the guys, the new coach belhocine renewed the same eleven as the one aligned by Lukas Elsner facing Charleroi.

The choice seemed good as Kortrijk dominated the start of the meeting without being effective although Habib Gueye alerted Simon Mignolet (2nd). The guys let their chance pass against Club Brugge, which was waking up little by little. The Blue & Black almost cheated Marko Ilic on a combination led by Hans Vanaken and shaper but Trent Sainsbury deflected in extremis a pass in the direction of Noa Lang, well insulated (12th). However, shaper proved that the Brugeois are formidable on the stopped phases by opening the scoring on free kick (32nd, 1-0). The Club then assuredly took control of the meeting with shaper, who signed a brace on a pass from Lang (45e + 1).

On the restart, Kortrijk repeated the scenario of the first half with a good serve from Gilles Dewaele for Gueye, who shot a few centimeters next (49th). After the failure of the Senegalese striker, the guys have stalled and Clement took the opportunity to make three changes simultaneously. In view of the shock of Champions League v Manchester City on Tuesday he released two frames, Vanaken and Charles De Ketelaere, and Maouassa for Bas Dost, Noah Mbamba and Sobol (70th). A little after, Lang gave way to Jose Izquierdo, who made his comeback to the delight of the Bruges supporters (79th).

All these changes have somewhat destabilized the Club, which did well despite big blunders from Mechele and of Stanley N’Soki. Got up to the game (85th), Dylan Mbayo shot aside when the goal was empty (86th) and still missed his shot when he presented himself alone against Mignolet (90e).

Brugge takes the lead, with 22 points, two more than Eupen, who goes to Ghent on Sunday at 9 p.m. The KVK is 8th.

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