Antwerp and Club Brugge have a loaded top model, the points shared. In a very taut match, it was finally 1-1. Ruud Shaper brought Club Brugge midway through the second half lead, but after a blunder from goalkeeper Letica could Antwerp still equalising in the final.
For the hate game were the nerves taut, because this time there was more at stake than honour and the three points. With a win, would Antwerp after all, this is Club Brugge to second place jump. Blue-black had to win to get back on the same level with Anderlecht, and her perfect report to keep. At Antwerp chose Laszlo Bölöni for a formation with three central defenders, which experienced rot Jelle Van Damme in the base came. At Club Brugge there were two bills: the injured Fox was in the striker replaced by the 18-year-old Lois Openda, while Dennis in the team came for Cools.
It soon became clear that there is in this party between two traditieclubs very physically go. Club Brugge knew already after a few minutes, a blessing when the last man Zipper a high ball poorly controlled, but by Owusu of the socks was gone. Except a kopkansje for Jelle Van Damme fell, however, there is little to do in terms of opportunities. Ten minutes before the break showed Sinan Bolat is still egg after surprise on a treacherous bouncing up and down shot of Dennis, but the Turkish goalkeeper kept his nets clean.
The burly contest dragged further in the direction of the rest and just before the break, fell also finally got the first yellow card to write down that name came from Daniel Opare for hands. Antwerp and Club Brugge were both still a free kick, that Vanaken sailed but a gauge in addition. 0-0 was the logical stand-by.
Molder breaks the spell, Letica blundert
In the second half was the trend of the first 45 minutes continued: a lot of duels, few opportunities. The opening goal seemed out of the air to be come fall. After 65 minutes it was still touch: Ruud Fashioner – the man that Club Brugge last year in the extreme, a further point concerned the star of the Team – was there to indicate of Openda and after a bit of Van Damme 0-1.
Antwerp seemed excited by the city of Bruges, the hit, because prompt visitors got some kansjes via Danjuma and Openda. A liberating second goal was, however, not in. And so got Club suddenly the lid on the nose. A corner of Hairemans could Arslanagic free head. Club-goalie Letica seemed to be the ball easy to catch, but solved. Haroun punished the mistake ruthlessly af: 1-1.
First loss of points for Club Brugge
Club Brugge was suddenly nervous, because Antwerp – supported by the numerous public – pushed by. Antwerp pulled back to the front, but except for a few stray balls, there would be no real opportunities to come. 1-1 was the final score.
Club Brugge for the first time points are this year and should lead to Anderlecht, a club the season begins with 12 on 12. The reigning champion remains, for the time being only second with 10 points. Antwerp is provisionally on a shared third place, but later on Racing Genk (that to 18 hours against Charleroi plays) about him.