February 27, 2024

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look.  “This is not possible and should not be done, sorry”: Gent suffer first home defeat of the season after defensive errors |  Jupiler Professional League

look. “This is not possible and should not be done, sorry”: Gent suffer first home defeat of the season after defensive errors | Jupiler Professional League

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.

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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…

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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.

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