Club Brugge back on top

Club Brugge has gone back on top of the Belgian First Division Play-Off I table after a 1-0 win away at Standard de Liège. Standard went on the offensive early on with a Kanu volley being the first chance for the home side. Standard had trouble pushing forward against a self-assured Club Brugge midfield.

Maxime Lestiene had the best chance for the visitors. However, the score remained 0-0.

Later in the half Standard pushed forward. De Camargo, Batshuayi and Opare put the Club Brugge keeper Ryan under pressure, but the Australian goalie stood his ground.

Standard didn’t want to settle for a draw and went full out fora n opening goal. However, efforts from Kanu and Mpoku came to nothing and the half ended goalless.

It was more of the same in the second half with chances from Carcela being saved by an alert Ryan.

Somewhat against the run of play, Club Brugge’s Sobota scored the only goal of the match on 58 minutes. Standard’s reaction was swift. However, just when Kanu appeared to have finally beat Ryan, De Bock saved the day for Club Brugge.

Standard’s Refaelov claimed a penalty but the match referee Serge Gumienny followed his assistant and no penalty was given. The match ended 1-0 to Club Brugge.

The result sees Club Brugge move up to top spot in the Play-off I table. However, this could change if Sporting Anderlecht beats Racing Genk in the last match of the weekend on Sunday evening.