Club Brugge has neglected the important Champions League match against AS Monaco to attract. After a weak first half seemed to be the equalizer of Wesley Moraes the Belgian champion on the right path, but in the second half wrong Club Bruge some of the beckoning opportunities of the neck. Final score 1-1, the first point in the Champions League for Club Brugge since 2005. But a dangerous result in the knowledge that blue-black about two weeks to France.
Different and better, that should Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko have thought after the lean equal game in the league against Waasland-Beveren. Poulain, Nakamba and Vlietinck came into the team for Mitrovic, Zipper and Mata. Also, Wesley and Dennis got a rise, Danjuma and Foxes were injured. The visitors had a trainer Thierry Henry for his first European match at his new club, especially between the posts, where the fourth goalkeeper Loic Badiashile had to start by a blessuregolf. Red Devils Youri Tielemans and Nacer Chadli started just in the squad.
For Club Bruges, the confrontation was with AS Monaco the chance to for the first time after 4.700 days once points to address in the Champions League. The French were on a rampseizoen busy and were both in the Champions League poule of Club Bruges as in your own country last. But blue and black had a difficult start of the match. Youri Tielemans, uitgefloten because of the Anderlecht-past, if just with the words strew from the society. Fortunately, the Club did fellow Red Devil Nacer Chadli there are not too many.
Sylla does Bon despair
The quarter did the home team ever a full-fledged attack boxing: via Shaper and Vanaken went quickly to Wesley, who in one time completing it. The goal however was disallowed for offside. And that was it. Club Brugge had the greatest difficulty to keep pace in his actions. There were technical mistakes, balls that are too easy to reverse were played… No, this Club Brugge blaakte not determined self-confidence. For a bit of threat was watching Emmanuel Dennis, from the left continuously, the action came.
After half an hour of football if the Russian world cup revelation, Aleksandr Golovin far too long to run with the ball on the foot. The Bruges defence remained wards and saw how the midfielder of Monaco through the young Senegalese striker Moussa Sylla found. The 18-year-old made the overhoeks: 0-1. A deathly silence fell over the Jan breydel stadium. A few minutes later, it seemed to from bad to worse, when Club Brugge-goalkeeper Karlo Letica is verkeek on a long ball and Sylla an empty doelmond saw. Fortunately for the Belgian champion, he pushed the ball from a sharp angle in front.
The resurrection of Club Brugge
Club Brugge was still alive, and knew in the same minute itself as to resuscitate. Out of the blue: Vanaken threw the ball for the pot and Wesley headed through the marble of Kamil Glik, the 1-1 in goal. It was actually a offensiefje of blue-black just for peace of mind. Badiashile grabbed a deviated volley of Ruud Molder with the necessary effort.
After a rest steams Club Brugge by strong final stage of the first half. Dennis could build, but are plaatsbal to the farthest corner was only just parried by Monaco goalkeeper Badiashile. On the hour came the second half and more waiting: first kicked Kaveh Rezaei from a sharp angle next to, and followed by a achttienkaraatskans. Central defender Poulain set himself as by right, and Vanaken made Shaper with a clever step-free at the height of the strafschopstip. The captain of Club Brugge kicked off the imposed chance with his lesser left, however, high.
It was a while back and now all of the team to which the clock struck. Monaco was achteruitgedrukt and cross followed cross. Vlietinck kicked one of those afgeweerde centers, a next ball to the pot by Wesley about gedevieerd. Very briefly, it was still a scare for the Jan breydel stadium when Golovin in a cross unsecured to the second pole came along, but Letica made a bang with their fists, and harmless.
With the contribution of Lois Openda and Clinton Mata tried Leko in the slot even for the victory and nearly resulted in the stoppage time on. The 18-year-old Openda if after a doorgekopte free-kick is completely independent to the second pole head, but decided the big chance next.
It remained at 1-1, a dangerous result for Club Brugge with the eye on the battle for third place in the group. For the time being, blue-black on the basis of goal difference or third, but about two weeks of playing the second leg in Monaco. Later on Wednesday night to take Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid against each other in the group of Club Brugge. They have provisionally both the maximum of the points.