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Bruges-coach Ivan Leko is on guard for tricky travel: “Their coach knows the Club well”

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Club Brugge will open the voetbalweekend on Friday, and against Genk. After the 4-4 at home against Standard, like the men of Ivan Leko win again and the lead on the first pursuer Anderlecht to increase to ten points.

Racing Genk

27/04 20:30

Club Brugge

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Blue-black had last weekend the chance to be ahead of purple and white, to enlarge to 9 points, but dropped that after by in the added time of the Liege second half to collect. It will, however, also in Genk’t be easy for Club Brugge. Genk plays his best football in Play-off 1 and can profit to a meager point of the second place.

Ivan Leko showed Thursday his troops one last time to train for the trip to Genk. His selection contains one change compared to last week: Matej Mitrovic is there again after a slight injury.

“The goal is simple”

“The following contest is always a sleutelwedstrijd. That is the most important”, he kicked Leko an open door during his press conference. “Genk is definitely not easy, but we hope that luck tomorrow on our side will stand. We will try to play as if it were a home game. We are on top, so I need no extra motivation to give. We all know only too well how important this competition is. The goal is simple: always try to have one goal more than the opponent.”

With Philippe Clement at Genk a trainer at the helm that the Bruges household through and through. Clement was there from 2012 to 2017 assistant coach, for this season, Waasland-Beveren as a head coach began. There picked Genk him after a surprisingly strong start of the season road.

“Clement knows the Club well,” admits Leko. “That is an advantage for him, but the most important people are the players on the field. The team with the most grinta and the most faith will win.”

What is still on the program?


29/04 18:00


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Anderlecht Sunday again lead on his competitors for the second place, because you receive in your own home, Charleroi (18h). The troops of coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck are keen on a victory after a zero to six against Standard and Genk. Vanhaezebrouck may Sunday be a call on the returning Andy Najar and Henry Onyekuru. It will, however, Sunday is not so easy to be against Charleroi. Last weekend, the Carolo’s their first victory in Play-off I, at home against Gent, and can be for a mental boost.

AA Gent

29/04 20:30


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In the last match of the sixth weekend in Play-off 1, AA Gent against Standard. The Buffalo’s hope of taking himself in hand, after the defeat in Charleroi, but this is still a good day. The Rouches took most points in the first half with ten, fifteen and want a good series to want to continue.

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In Play-off 2A open leader Zulte Waregem, Saturday, for the second half on the field of Mouscron (18h). Francky Dury and his men showed in these play-offs all very attractive football and scored already sixteen times in five matches. Especially the unleashed Hamdi Harbaoui – nine goals in five matches – is responsible for that. In the game between KV Kortrijk and Lierse remains to be seen how the players of Lierse react to the acquisition and licentieperikelen of this week. Finally, receive OH Leuven, Waasland-Beveren, which still could not win in Play-off 2. A victory would be coach Sven Vermant bit more breathing room.

In Play-off 2B receives Eupen leader Lokeren. Eupen won last weekend, his first match in Play-off 2 in Sint-Truiden, Lokeren wants to be a good series to continue and for the fourteen to eighteen. KV Oostende, where coach Adnan Custovic the season uitdoet and then replaced by Gert Verheyen, moves to Sint-Truiden. The Truienaars are second and want to catch up with leader Lokeren not see increase. But in Play-off 2B, it is still primarily look forward to the Antwerp derby between Beerschot Wilrijk and Antwerp on Sunday (14h30). The bay of Kiel Rats want revenge for their defeat two weeks ago on the field of Antwerp, will the men of coach Laszlo Bölöni do everything to make the Team of the City ‘to continue.

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