The opening match of the 23rd match day between Antwerp and Standard had no winner. Antwerp dominated the first hour, but a red card to Didier Lamkel Zé seemed to be the turning point to make, especially when the VAR is rightly a goal by Lestienne approved. One delicious attack of the home team, finished by Mbokani, sufficient, however, for the home team to make the signs hang out. And so it had a heady topper the end, no winner. Antwerp is thanks to this point, provisionally second on nine points of leader Racing Genk.
Antwerp against Standard: that had to be on and off the field, sparks, pose, right? From the perstribune kept the spotters not for nothing the visiting fans in the holes.
There was advance in Sudpresse all the swing of Luciano D’onofrio – sporting boss of The Great Old – direction Bruno Venanzi, president of Standard. The two can each other for a while, not anymore, especially after Venanzi in november, his accountant – a confidant of D’onofrio – was dismissed because of conflicts of interest. ‘Venanzi has everyone numb’, it sounded razor sharp. “I see no passion and emotion more at Sclessin.’ It will be a nice bestuursdiner been…
Along the sidelines there was the clash between the kampioenenmakers of Standard: Michel Preud homme vs Laszlo Bölöni. But a lot of clash was there for rest. It was to wait until the rustsignaal a commotion, and both men are nothing of the sort. Luyindama and Bolingi, however buddies with the Congolese national team, were with each other with the stick, and their team mates felt it necessary to moeien.
For the rest, we got precious little to see. It must be said that especially Standard, however with a 12 on 12 in the bag, tired for the day came. Missed the team are suspended captain Mpoku? His substitute was called Lestienne, who could barely flashes. The same was true for Djenepo and Carcela. Antwerp kept everything in the back securely closed. The merit of ex-Rouches Arslanagic and Van Damme was one of the defensive belt on the society. Bölöni chose there again for Borges, Yatabaré and Lamkel Zé. Dribbelaar Rodrigues, last week, suspended, had to settle with a place on the bench. Barely once was Standard dangerous. Just before half-time when he kicked Marin which is just next to.
Unfortunately for Antwerp, and the neutral observer – there was also on the other side was not much to do. We heard more of oeh’s and ah’s at the showmanship of Luyindama than with attacks of the home team. There were really good combinations, but at the last pass (Buta, Zé and Juklerod) or finish (especially Refaelov) there was always something wrong. The visor of the however eager Israelites had still not sharp.
To the rest, so 0-0. And after peace: a spectacle! It started with a few schietkansen – for Zé, and Marin and almost an own-goal from Bolingi, that a corner on to his own crossbar headlined. But the stage took place on the hour. Zé had just been the conflict with Djenepo searched and go yellow. But the 22-year-old Kameroener remained reared around and sold also Carcela an outrageous kick. With his second yellow, he was allowed to take a shower, though he had no sense in it. He was on his way to the dressing room, but came back again. Probably in the hope that Antwerp still a penalty, and his exclusion was undone, because seconds before, had Laifis Bolingi brought down in the sixteen. The VAR, however, was not at home.
After the antics of Zé hoped Standard to take advantage of. A quarter of an hour later was the day. Carcela lap suddenly wake up and operated knap Lestienne in front of goal, but had to binnentikken. The lijnrechter let the goal still disapprove of for offside, but a half minute later the blonde winger, thanks to the VAR, his third of the season still to celebrate.
Standard on the way to 15 on 15, Antwerp to his fourth thuisnederlaag. But that was outside Mbokani counted. And beyond Bolat, who suddenly à la Neuer a pass intercepted on 30 metres from his own goal. He put a counter on, where Yatabaré Mbokani deep sent. The 33-year-old Congolese did Luyindama doubt and kicked hard under Ochoa in goal. 1-1, the sold-out Season exploded.
Calculated Mbokani who are ex-team two points afsnoepte so. The yellow card a little later and suspension, he took for one time.