Last minute penalty sees Club Brugge widen their lead

Club Brugge took a big step towards becoming this season’s Belgian League Champions on Monday evening with a 1-0 home win against KRC Genk. The victory sees Club Brugge take a commanding 9 point lead on 2nd-placed AA Gent and third placed Sporting Anderlecht. Club Brugge’s goal game from the penalty spot in the last minute of stoppage time.

KRC Genk that put in a strong performance and made life difficult for the home side will feel aggrieved not to have not picked up any points from their trip to West Flanders.

Club Brugge’s performance was far being their best this season. However, they can thank the video referee for (correctly as it turned out) awarding them a penalty in the 92 minute of play after KRC Genk’s Uroner had made contact with Ruud Vormer inside the box.

It was substitute Rafaelov that did the honours and Club Brugge claimed victory in their first Play-off I match of the 2017-2018 season. AA Gent will get the chance to close the gap on Club Brugge to 6 points when they play against them in Ghent next Sunday.

However, even then it still seem unlikely that any club other than Club Brugge will bet his season’s League Champions. This is football though, so you never know.