Charleroi started the Jupiler Pro League second leg with a win. In the white Mamburg, Ostend above the knee with a late goal from Loic Beselli. In the standings, Carulo has jumped to take fourth place at the moment.
Charleroi – KV Oostende in a nutshell:
- Key moment: Ten minutes before the end, Charleroi found the gap. Bessilé hits the mark after a cross from Zorgane and the home team can no longer give up this lead.
- man of the match: He doesn’t buy anything for it, but Guillaume Hubert played a great game in his hometown. In the first half, Nicholson saved from a goal 3 times, and after the break he did the same with Golizadeh’s penetration.
- distinct: Ostend continues her outdoor drama relentlessly. However, he started the season well with two away victories, but since then he has only been able to collect one point in 7 away matches.
Nicholson misses opportunity
Charleroi had the best start in a snow-covered field. Nicholson came alone against Hubert after just 5 minutes, but with a poor finish, the striker missed a huge opportunity.
Also missed a huge opportunity on the other side. Ambrose shook Andrew and could only go after Kofi, but suddenly doubts began and the opportunity was gone. In Charleroi, Nicholson’s danger continued to emerge. After a good chest check, he came out at close range in return, but Hubert was on his way again.
About half an hour later, the third time was Nicholson’s time. Or so it seemed for a while. On a pass from Kayembe, he now finished with precision, but his goal was right for offside. Although that cost VAR through
Snow takes time.
Shortly before the break, Nicholson was allowed to try again after a superb pass from Morioka, but Hubert won again. It was a bright spot in the final phase of the first half, as the level of play deteriorated along with the state of the field.
Bessilé takes care of the decision
Charleroi converted the pace at the start of the second half. After Medley slips, Golizadeh scored from an acute angle and when the Iranian managed to score just a few minutes later, Hubert Ostende kept straight again.
Ostend woke up only about one o’clock. Capone did not hesitate for a moment when he suddenly had space to shoot outside the penalty area, but Kofi prevented the score 0-1 with a superb save. Even when Ambrose appeared in front of him after fouling Andrew, the goalkeeper held out.
Ostend grew into the match. With a gentle dash through the center, Bäztner forced the corner and then saw his skewed shot hit the post. The home team had another good run.
But in the last stage, it was Charleroi who hit. Bessely was given plenty of space on a Zorgan cross. Hubert managed to touch his head, but not enough to avoid the opening goal. Enough to get 3 points, although Medley came close to a 1-1 draw in the final with a superb kick.
Still: “Very satisfied with the fighting spirit.”
- Alexandre Plessin (Coach KV Oostende): “We struggled in the first 15 minutes, but then we were clearly the better team. Same story in the second half. Charleroi fell deep and only tackled long balls, and they only had one real chance with Golizade. We lacked the last pass, but it was It’s very difficult to play in this field. We deserved a point and with a bit of luck we could have won this match.”
- Edward Steele (Coach Charleroi): “I am very satisfied with the mentality and the fighting spirit the team showed. The conditions were very difficult, the ball didn’t roll. We were a bit lost, we didn’t know how to deal with that. But we adapted and did everything we could to ensure the ball fell properly and that’s what happened. I am very happy that in these difficult circumstances we created a lot of chances and gave so little. This win is a huge relief.”
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