There are many beautiful posters on the program this weekend in the Jupiler Pro League. For example, vice champion KRC Genk will receive a visit from leader Union SG, while RSC Anderlecht will face AA Gent. In addition, the clash between Antwerp FC and Club Brugge catches the eye.
Since Antwerp re-emerged in the top division and rapidly grew into a top club, the rivalry with the people of Bruges has also increased significantly. This rivalry is becoming increasingly visible at administrative level, but also among supporters.
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Moreover, it was the Great Old who ended Blauw-Zwart’s title run last season. But there is no question of a definitive takeover for the time being. Club is currently even above the national champions in the rankings. It promises to be an exciting clash on Sunday.
In any case, RAFC coach Mark van Bommel did not hesitate to put the pressure on the Bruges camp. “Club has an excellent, experienced selection. If you see what they have on the field, they owe it to their position to compete for the national title. We, on the other hand, are trying to catch up after a unique year.” , he was quoted at Gazette of Antwerp.
In any case, the people of Antwerp will be extra wary of one man. Igor Thiago has been unable to stop scoring in recent months and is currently one of the most productive strikers on European pitches. “How do you stop him? By playing with two central defenders. No, Thiago is a striker who scores easily, is tall and has header strength. You have to stop him as a team: on the one hand, cut off the supply, and on the other hand, defend well in the box,” said Van Bommel.