AA Gent is the maximum lost in these play-offs. The disappointing Buffalo’s seemed to point out the fire to be able to win against Standard, but that was in the 88th minute with a penalty kick and Emond kicked within. Standard jumps to fourth place, three points of AA Gent and Anderlecht.
Yves Vanderhaeghe is a man of his word. Friday afternoon, the Ghent coach that he after two victories in Play-off 1 is not immediately a reason saw to his basiselftal to change, and so appeared again the same eleven names on the kick-off at Sclessin. Sa Pinto surprised again friend and foe by Zinho Vanheusden, only fit after six months of rehabilitation from a kruisbandletsel, in the team to drop by the absence of the suspended Luyindama and the sick Koutroumbis.
A trip to Sclessin is in principle synonymous with 90 minutes to survive in a hellish atmosphere, but both the thuisaanhang as the players of Sa Pinto expressed is not determined on the accelerator because, in addition to some fun actions in the openingskwartier were over 22,000 spectators for the rest extremely weak, costs are presented.
And AA Gent? That was all the more pleased that the first modest rush of the Rouches had survived, while Standard – that a little more enthusiasm showed – except for a few optimistic afstandspogingen of Carcela and repeat offender Edmilson nor a sharp attack together could play football.
The closest pursuers of the leader Club Brugge seemed to be a shadow of the team that last week another 25-minute long blue-black had lost. The level of play of the Buffalo flirted with the lower limit, and Ochoa was in goal for Standard only in the slotminuut of the first half alarmed when Fai – on a corner kick from Kalu – the ball is kicked, but on the second pole was Simon to be startled to the leather against the nets to kick.
Yves Vanderhaeghe was seen and seized at peace. Anderson Esiti was allowed in the dressing room remain, in his place came Giorgi Chakvetadze in the team. It was the first mature shooting skill of made in Liège, Carcela and Cop combined up but Marin placed the beckoning opportunity in addition to a stray Kalinic and a moment later it was Edmilson who – in reference to Cavanda of the elfmeterstip about the Ghent purpose decided.
Yaremchuk was then brand new father Janga redeem but it was Standard, now full of devotion, went searching for the opening goal, the Cop continued with a clever header again Kalinic to work. With the slotkwartier in sight Gent tried to have the match in our hands but the good intentions of the Buffalo stranded in a long series of unchecked flankvoorzetten and misunderstandings.
Vanderhaeghe threw also Kubo in the battle but his team failed so to Club Bruges and Anderlecht will be under pressure to convert, with the eye on the cracker of a Sunday afternoon in the Astridpark. Standard. And in the slotminuten things went wrong for the Buffalo’s. Edmilson went on the leg of Kofi and the ref Wim Smet pointed rightly to the dot: Emond kicked the ball helplessly past Kalinic.