Defensive errors and missed opportunities were punished. AA Gent suffered a painful defeat at home to KV Mechelen. Just give Hein that boost quickly.
look. Van Heisbrouck: “This is not possible and should not be done, sorry.”
Twelve days. AA Gent still has a long time to strengthen itself this winter. This will be necessary if she wants to achieve her ambitions, which is to compete for the award. That became clear again against KV Mechelen.
The Buffaloes dominated the waiting Mechelen. Possession of the ball, few chances. Gerkens decided on Coucke, and newcomer Yokota missed his shot. AA Gent was incompetent. And immediately the cap got on the nose.
Agbor headed a cross straight into the middle at Lauberbach. He kicked the post but at the start of the second half Foulon scored: 0-1. Against the flow of the game – AA Gent did not deserve this. AA Gent remained the better team. Combs with a subtle click, Kuipers waited a long time and kicked Cookie.
Meanwhile, one of the top talents scored on his first start for Olympique Lyonnais: Malik Fofana. No matter how great his move is, he will be greatly missed at Ghent. Not that his replacement, Daisuke Yokoto, performed poorly in his debut. Some threats, good ball touches and leadership. But he will need time to adapt to this level. Just before half-time, AA Gent escaped 0-2. Van Hecke was unable to punish Brown's mistakes.
It wasn't until the hour mark that the buffalo came. De Sart, the best man on the pitch, with a powerful strike into the bottom right corner: 1-1. AA Gent kept trying. Cuypers came to his position twice, and faced the excellent Cookie twice. Where has his rushing instinct gone since last season? Six goals in 19 league games is not enough for an AA Gent striker. I wonder what “nine” the buffalo will bring next…
Although defensive strengthening should also be the priority in the coming days. Because in the end, Kandous made a mistake, and not for the first time this season. He just lost the ball, and young Bel Antonio took advantage: 1-2. A blow to AA Ghent. Hein Vanhaysbrouck couldn't believe it. Oh, how he misses Watanabe, who didn't even get to play a single minute for Japan in the Asian Cup.
AA Gent suffered their first home defeat in the competition. Racing Genk and Club could sneak closer this weekend.
Koke takes the free kick from De Sart!
End of the second half
Van Heck blocks Depoiter's shot.
Yellow card for Jannis van Hecke
Jeffrey Hermans replaces Dirk Junior Asare
Jeffrey Hermans replaces Isaac Asante
1-2 Bel Antonio goal!
Kandous is beaten in the middle of the back! Malidi escapes with it and turns to Antonio, who makes his first time!
Samoise is over!
Come on, take the gloves off because AA Gent created an opportunity. Samoise goes.
It's clear that Antonio can only handle Schmidt, but Brown is coming back nicely.
Pflücke with an excellent cross
Once again, Mechelen took a free-kick, but Agbour blocked an excellent Pfloki shot.
Daisuke Yokota is replaced by Noah Fadiga
Bates with risk
Bates plays Cookie, but he's lucky Kuipers isn't there!
Karim Mrabti is replaced by Bill Leroy Antonio
Dame Foulon is replaced by Patrick Pflecki
Again of the same!
Cuypers can take another swing, and once again Coucke stands firm.
Kuipers? Cookie takes!
Cuypers can swing at Brown's cross, but Coucke maintains an excellent game! He also whips this ball out of his goal!
Brown tries from the second line, but his shot, like his game, is below average.
Betts moves off the line
Egg like this after 2-1. Agbor can finish from close range, while Bates makes saves on the goal line. Micheline panted.
Peter Jerkins is replaced by Laurent Depoiter
Omri Gandelman is replaced by Tippi De Vlieger
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