Ghent knocks Bruges out of the Cup

Ghent knocks Bruges out of the Cup

The Buffalos showed themselves very strong in the return leg of the semi-finals in the Jan Breydel Stadium and thanks to goals from Vadis Odjidja (2.), Alessio Castro-Montes (35.) and Laurent Depoitre (54.) the 0-1 defeat was ended. wiped out the first leg.

The match couldn’t have started better for Ghent. After less than two minutes of play, Odjidja took a falling ball, after a free kick by Kums, full on the shoe. The shot by the Ghent captain, ex-Club Brugge, deflected off Nsoki’s leg and left Mignolet without a chance, 0-1. Gent immediately wiped the defeat from the first leg of the scoreboard.

Club took matters into their own hands after falling behind and tried to keep the pace high. Vanaken just didn’t take advantage of a wrong pass from Roef, Adamyan also decided on the Ghent goalie.

Club showed a lot of effort, but the Ghent axis held out tough. And in rare outbreaks, the Bruges defense had to be careful. De Sart tested Mignolet’s fists and in the remainder of the stage, Castro-Montes lashed out from outside the box. His shot flew over Mignolet into goal, 0-2. Depoitre still nodded to the post, Club went into the changing rooms with concern.

Party played

After the break, things went wrong again for the home side. Odoi took revenge with a punch in the face of Tissoudali and was allowed to shower with a second yellow card. Barely a minute later, Depoitre headed a pass from Samoise past a hopeless Mignolet, 0-3. The match was over and the Bruges fans vented their frustration by throwing plastic cups onto the field en masse.

A hot-tempered Club also tried to change things with one man less, but it was only a shot from Nsoki. On the other side, Tissoudali missed the chance to make it 0-4. The Dutch Moroccan jeered at the Bruges audience by standing on the ball for a while. Lang was dangerous twice in the end, but his shots missed the frame. It remained 0-3.

Club has to wait an extra year for another cup triumph. The last overall victory dates back to 2015.