Vanaken sends first warning to Anderlecht

Vanaken sends first warning to Anderlecht
Vanaken sends first warning to Anderlecht

The head is off for Club Brugge in the Champions’ Play-Offs. Blauw-Zwart had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Cercle Brugge on Easter Monday. So there is no real resurrection yet, but the second half should give confidence for what comes next.

As is known, Club said goodbye to head coach Ronny Deila shortly after the regular competition. Subsequently, Nicky Hayen from the Bruges promises was promoted to temporary boss of the first team. But his official debut was initially not a great success.

In the first half, Blauw-Zwart failed to find an answer to Cercle’s well-known pressing. The 1-0 halftime score in favor of Groen-Zwart was therefore justified. After the break, however, Club showed up with a completely different face.

Festival of Chance after halftime

Hayen’s troops suddenly managed to find space in the defense of the ‘home team’. One opportunity followed another. Goalkeeper Warleson had to make several appropriate saves, and the goal post also lent a helping hand for Cercle.

Club ultimately didn’t get any further than Andreas Skov Olsen’s well-deserved equalizer and so the first loss of points is already a fact in the play-offs. But based on the second half, Blauw-Zwart certainly deserved more. It also offers perspective for the coming matches.

Revenge on RSCA

Captain Hans Vanaken believes that his team can still catch up. “We want to gain as many points as possible and finish as close to the top as possible. Today we deserved the three points, but unfortunately it was not allowed,” the playmaker said on the club website.

The cracker against RSC Anderlecht is scheduled for next weekend. And then Vanaken and co still have an egg to peel. “Next Sunday we will be hosting Anderlecht and then we have to look for revenge after what happened to us in the regular competition. But oh well… we really just have to do our own thing.”

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