Kazeem Olaigbe is replaced by Jordan Semedo
Boris Popovic is replaced by Senna Miangue
Mario Stroeykens is replaced by Francis Amuzu
De Wilde on Schmeichel, Denkey next
Cercle is still trying, but without much conviction. Schmeichel is able to clip De Wilde’s shot, Denkey weakly aims wide.
Thomas Delaney is replaced by Kristian Arnstad
Yellow card for Alan Minda
Siquet far over
With Minda as a fresh offensive force and Lemaréchal now more defensive in midfield, Cercle is still trying to change course. However, a long attempt by Siquet high over the goal illustrates Bruges’ powerlessness.
Edgaras Utkus is replaced by Alan Minda
Yellow card for Boris Popovic
0-3 GOAL by Mario Stroeykens!
After fifteen minutes of historyless football, Anderlecht presses the accelerator for a moment, and the curtain immediately falls for Cercle Brugge. Mario Stroeykens kicks past Warleson into the far corner.
Second half kicked off
No substitutions during the break. Can Cercle Brugge still make a stand? Or will Anderlecht hand the Association a second home defeat?
End of first half
Five minutes of added time
The VAR checks for Debast’s card and for the two goals resulted in five extra minutes at the end of the first half.
VAR: GOAL confirmed
Now the check in Tubize takes longer, but VAR Lawrence Visser again indicates that there is no offside. Anderlecht has a double lead.
0-2 GOAL by Anders Dreyer!
Anderlecht once again set up a strong action through the Bruges defense, once again initiated by Hazard and now laid out in front of Dreyer by Dolberg. Warleson has to turn around again, but again the edge is offside and a VAR check follows.
VAR: GOAL confirmed
Offside was briefly considered, but Siquet canceled that.
0-1 GOAL by Kasper Dolberg!
Hazard dribbles the Cercle defense madly, loses the ball but takes it out of Nazinho’s foot and taps through to Dolberg. The Dane does not miss the opportunity and gives Anderlecht the lead.
Hazard on the post
Anderlecht comes close to taking the lead. Hazard throws the ball over his opponent and then curls against the post.
Yellow card for Mats Rits
Denkey and Hazard kicked
Denkey’s ankles are strummed again, this time by Rits. A little later Hazard goes down after a late tackle by Gboho. The party is becoming more bitter.