Standard through to the final of the Belgian Cup

Standard de Liège have made it through to the final of the 2018 Belgian Cup. Despite losing the second leg of their semi-final tie against Club Brugge 3-2 in Bruges on Thursday evening, Standard won over two legs with an aggregate score on 6-4. They will take on KRC Genk in the final on Saturday 17 March.

Standard took a 4-1 advantage from the first leg with them to Bruges. Orlando Sa opened the scoring for Standard on 5 minutes. It was going to be a difficult evening for Club Brugge.

However, the league-leaders didn’t lose heart. Vanaken equalised for Club 3 minutes from half time. Club Brugge would need to score more 4 goals in the second half if they were win the tie. Diaby put Club Brugge 2-1 up on the night on 63 minutes.

Could a miracle be in the making? Edmond equalised for Standard on 72 minutes. Club Brugge now had 20 minutes to score 4 goals. The substitute Clasie made it 3-2 to Club on 76 minutes.

However, this proved to be too little, too late and the match ended 3-2 to Club Brugge on the night and 6-4 to Standard on aggregate.