Beerschot has lost at home for the second consecutive time. After the 2-3 defeat against Lierse, it now also went 0-2 against Lommel, who was allowed to play with one more man for over an hour.
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For the first time in almost seven months, supporters were once again allowed to be present at the Kiel. Due to the disturbances at home against Antwerp and at Union, the club played the last two home games of last season and the first two home games of this season in an empty Olympic Stadium. For the home match against Lommel, the urge to pop was great: with 7,000 supporters present, the spectator record of this season in the Challenger Pro League was easily broken. Old acquaintance Tarik Tissoudali came to kick off and brought his buddies Rapha Holzhauser and Denis Prychynenko with him. They saw their ex-club eagerly start.
Red card Rigo
After two minutes, the home team had already forced three corner kicks. Lommel goalkeeper Jari De Busser had to stretch completely on one of those corner kicks to float a header from Jan Van den Bergh out of his goal area. Beerschot was in charge, Lommel waited. Until the lights went out at Dante Rigo. After an unnecessary tackle from behind at Batisata Martinez, he was promptly shoved under the nose with a red cardboard. Strict, but not incomprehensible. Lommel came into the game better because of the numerical superiority. Nassim Chadli fired a first chance for the visitors. Afterwards Bill Lathouwers had a hard time processing the long shots from Cauê Dos Santos and again Chadli through the soaking wet field. Chadli’s last attempt he pushed into a corner. Caio Roque painted that corner in two times on the head of his Brazilian compatriot Cauê, who nodded past the hopeless Lathouwers in his third of the season. Beerschot was certainly not under after the red card and did not deserve to be 0-1 behind halfway through.
After the break, the invisible Ramiro Vaca was allowed to stay in the dressing room, Mardo Nzita was his replacement. Lommel coach Steve Bould left Chadli, who was at odds with the home supporters, in the dressing room. Ryan Sanusi smashed the first chance into De Busser’s arms. A little before the hour Lommel also appeared threatening. Lathouwers and Meisl kept the visitors from 0-2. Moments later, Martinez blasted past. Beerschot wanted so badly, but ran the risk of getting into the Lommel knife. With twenty minutes to go, Andreas Wieland threw debutants Nökkvi Thórisson and Nauris Petkevicius into the fray. Lathouwers had to make another save when Martinez ran out of the much slower Meisl. Moments later, the same Meisl was again run out and this time Martinez did score: 0-2. Over and out for Beerschot, which, despite the positive football with 7 out of 15, has now missed its start a bit.