Club Brugge win the Belgian Super Cup

Just a week after the World Cup Final the new domestic season got under way in Belgium on Sunday evening with the Super Cup. The Super Cup is a match played at the start of each new football season between the league champions and the winners of the Belgian Cup. The match is played at the league champions’ home ground. This time around it was the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges that played host to the Super Cup game between Club Brugge and Standard de Liège.

Club Brugge started the new season on the right foot with what was their 15th Super Cup win. The West Flemings beat the last season’s Belgian Cup winner Standard de Liège by 2 goals to 1. Vanaken and Wesley scored for Club just before half with Edmilson scoring for Standard in the 4th minute of the second half. It was the former Club Brugge Coach Michel Preud'homme’s (photo below) first competitive gave since returning to Standard and the first time he had returned to the Jan Breydel Stadium since he left Club Brugge at the end of the 2016-2017 season.  Standard had chances to equalize in the second half. However, Club Brugge’s new keeper Karlo Letica was on hand to deny them

Standard started enthusiastically with chances for Mpoku.

Midway through the half Club Brugge created a chance from a free kick. However, Denswil headed wide. Minutes later it took a good save from the Standard keeper Gillet to deny Decarli. The match was crying out for a goal and good work by newcomer Danjuma provided the Club Brugge strike force with the ammunition they needed to score an opening goal. Hans Vanaken (photo below left) did the honours and it was 1-0 to Club on 39 minutes.

This knocked Standard for six and Wesley’s goal from a Vanaken pass on 43 minutes made fora half time score of 2-0 to Club Brugge.

The second half started as the first half had finished with Club Brugge on the offensive.

At the other end there was a chance for Duje Cop that was saved by Letica, but Edmilson (photo below) scored from the rebound to pull one back for Standard.

Club almost made it 3-1 moments later. Standard have Gillet to thank that they didn’t.

Standard looked dangerous in the closing stage of the game with Edmilson posing the greatest threat to Club Brugge. However, good work by Stefano Denswil was able to contain the Brazilian

The match ended 2-1 and was on balance a deserved victory for the league champions.

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