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Openda let it lie

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Club picks up first point in Champions League since 2 november 2005 (1-1 against Bayern)

Openda let it lie

The annoying zero is gone, but after the 1-1 against Monaco dominated the disillusionment in blue-black. Lois Openda dropped in the slot, have a good chance.

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The chance that anything much better could have made for Club: Openda is the headline in the 93ste minute of close next to it. Vincent Kalut/photo news

Club picks up first point in Champions League since 2 november 2005 (1-1 against Bayern)

Openda let it lie

The annoying zero is gone, but after the 1-1 against Monaco dominated the disillusionment in blue-black. Lois Openda dropped in the slot, have a good chance.

VoetbalChampions League

Bart Lagae

BruggeVier match is Club Brugge already without victory. At Atlético and Standard, the champion of the law of the strongest. At home against Waasland-Beveren brought the Club simply too little. But yesterday was against a far from impressive AS Monaco always is the cloth to have to draw. There were chances to win, but Ruud Shaper is targeted after a dumb barge of Hans Vanaken and the free supervising Openda was in the final stage, the ball is not between the frame. Club Brugge succeeds at this moment, not in predominance in the game to convert into results. Trainer Ivan Leko had even his tongue bite when the missed opportunity of Openda after the game brought up. “It is really a pity,” said the Croat. ‘A technical error can happen and I’m not evil. I think it’s just a shame. But that chance was harder to miss than to score.’

Leko had his men with a plan saddled. With crossballen was the area searched on the flanks, with Dennis – the replacement of the injured Danjuma and Vlietinck – which, surprisingly, the preference was given to Mata. But imminent was a Club in the first half only, but with fits and starts. Much more than corners forced Dennis along its left is not. On the right, seemed to Thibault Vlietinck with an egg in his pants to play. The young West-Flemish are surprised with a good first half against Dortmund, but dared yesterday hardly his man to pass over.

There were many more players that are below the expectations remained at the Club. Marvelous Nakamba was after an injury for the first time again the preference on Mats Zipper, but played not with the half of the grinta that he last season made an impression. Also, Shaper succeeds for the time being not in his level in the Champions League up to attract. Brandon Mechele was tough on Atlético, but was sweating yesterday against the 18-year-old goalscorer Moussa Sylla. Kaveh Rezaei, the topaankoop of the beginning of this year, and played not a single convincing match for the Club.

“I’m not evil, I think it’s just a shame. But that chance for Openda was harder to miss than to score”

Ivan Leko

Trainer Club Brugge

‘Nakamba was for months injured, then it is not easy to be in shape to come”, said Leko. ‘Shaper in the second half well. Some players were maybe ten to twenty percent better football, but overall I’m satisfied about our game. The level and the rhythm of the Champions League is higher. This is Waasland-Beveren at home.’

And so looked yesterday everyone once again to Hans Vanaken and Wesley Moraes. The Brazilian had been out of offside scored, when he just rests on the cross of Vanaken 1-1 binnenkopte. The striker was blissfully happy with his first goal in the Champions League, and shouted his joy for the camera.

Whistling for Tielemans

If one team in the second half to score a goal earned, was the Club. Youri Tielemans, a whole race uitgefloten by the Bruges audience, played mostly on control (and let know with a tackle from behind and a dark yellow card in the final). Also Nacer Chadli could be the stamp does not print. Badiashile bokste an attempt of Dennis road, Rezaei decided next after losing possession of Golovin and also Wesley got a good chance. The greatest opportunities were, however, for Shaper, and Openda.

But also Monaco threatened, and in the first half, the Club escaped the 0-2. Goalkeeper Karlo Letica if both gloves kissing that Sylla left his head-long out to punish. ‘Monaco played on the counterattack against the small Club. That means something. That means that our game was good. With 1 in 9 are we too slow rewarded. Only we should accept that the best team does not always win in the Champions League.’

On the basis of the uitdoelpunt of Monaco in the mutual duel is Club Brugge tentatively on the fourth place in group A – and that although it’s a better goal difference. The qualification for the Europa League on 6 november in a direct duel in Monaco fought. Ivan Leko can only hope that more players in form. In the meantime, he is especially glad that the nasty zero road is. “My players also read the papers, decided Leko. ‘The zero put enormous pressure on the group. Now that is gone, there is still a little bit of relief. Just like after Dortmund we are disappointed, but this time we keep a point on.’

Club Brugge 1

AS Monaco 1

Spectators: 24.380

Referee: Michael Oliver (Eng.)

Goals: 32’ Sylla 0-1, 39’ Wesley 1-1

Penalty: no

Club Brugge: Letica, Poulain, Mechele, Denswil, Vlietinck (83’ Mata), Nakamba, Shaper, Vanaken, Rezaei (79’ Openda), Wesley Dennis (90’ Diatta)

AS Monaco: Badiashile, Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibé (64’ Henrichs), Bennasser, Tielemans, Chadli, Sylla, Jovetic (12’ Diop, 73’ Aholou), Golovin

Yellow cards: 43’ Sidibé, 57’ Jemerson, 64’ Nakamba, 84’ Wesley, 89’, Dennis, 90’ Williams

Red cards: none

Champions League

Group B


PSV – Tottenham2-2

FC Barcelona – Inter2-0


1 FC Barcelona 3 3 0 0 10 2 9
2 Inter 3 2 1 0 4 4 6
3 Tottenham 3 0 2 1 5 8 1
4 PSV 3 0 2 1 3 8 1

Group C


PSG – Napoli2-2

Liverpool – RS Belgrado4-0


1 Liverpool 3 2 1 0 7 3 6
2 Napoli 3 1 0 2 3 2 5
3 PSG 3 1 1 1 10 6 4
4 RS Belgrade 3 0 2 1 1 10 1

Group D


Lok. Moscow – FC Porto1-3

Galatasaray – Schalke 040-0


1 FC Porto 3 2 0 1 5 2 7
2 Schalke 04 3 1 0 2 2 1 5
3 Galatasaray 3 1 1 1 3 1 4
4 Lok. Moscow 3 0 3 0 1 7 0

Champions League

Group A


Club Brugge – Monaco1-1

Bor. Dortmund – Atletico Madrid4-0


18.55 Monaco – Club Brugge

21.00 Atletico Madrid – Bor. Dortmund


1 Bor. Dortmund 3 3 0 0 8 0 9
2 Atletico Madrid 3 2 1 0 5 6 6
3 Club Brugge 3 0 2 1 2 5 1
4 Monaco 3 0 2 1 2 6 1

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