Match reportThree goals, total dominance, and even a league goal for Gift Orban. AA Gent delivered a complete performance against Charleroi. Hein Vanhaezebrouck can be satisfied.
Tarik Tissoudali plays in his own words “liberated”. This also became apparent in Charleroi. He swung and was a feast for the eyes at times. But not everything went perfectly. The Moroccan incomprehensibly missed the first chance for the opening goal. However, when he received the ball as a gift from Knezevic a little later, he did not hesitate. His hard and low shot into the bottom left corner was untenable: 0-1. Nice goal. Tissoudali scored in his fourth game in a row. After Breidablik, Standard and Patro, now against Charleroi. He’s back.
In between, Cuypers, looking for his best form, also missed an excellent opportunity. All notable attempts in the first half were for a dominant AA Gent. Kums as regulator, Hong as Duracell rabbit, a very strong Torunarigha and – it may be said – a good Samoise on the right.
“Everyone realized how difficult Charleroi is as an opponent,” said Hein Vanhaezebrouck. “The focus of the team was there. All players felt the importance of this match. We had control. At half time we could be satisfied.”
The same game pattern in the second half. AA Gent kept Charleroi in check and calmly looked for the double lead. That also came from the spot. De Sart, and not Cuypers who missed against Standard, scored flawlessly: 0-2.
The signal for Vanhaezebrouck to bring in Orban. The Nigerian could still gain some confidence. In two promising counters, Tissoudali failed to pass Orban. A touch of selfishness. Shouldn’t be. As we already wrote: Tissoudali has been reborn, but not perfect.
“His good actions and goals give him confidence. Tarik is growing – that is clear,” says Vanhaezebrouck. “But he could have gotten a lot more out of this match. His goal was fantastic, although he should have scored more. On some counters he should have played to his teammates.”
Orban must have thought so too. But don’t worry for the Nigerian. Because he still scored on an assist from Gandelman. The first competition goal for the Nigerian since August 20. Will do him good – his name was chanted by the fans who traveled with him.
The Buffaloes ultimately achieved a well-deserved victory. They deliver a total performance that you dream of as a coach. The “pity” savior of Ilaimaharitra as the only negative point.
AA Gent is, after Union and Anderlecht, in the leading group. It also increases its lead over number four Cercle Brugge to five points. Vanhaezebrouck put things into perspective: “Oh well, the score is not important now. I look at the score at the end of the ride.”
End of second half
1-3 GOAL by Marco Ilaimaharitra!
Tarik Tissoudali is replaced by Malick Fofana
0-3 GOAL by Gift Emmanuel Orban!
There’s the 0-3! After Tissoudali missed him twice, Gift Orban naturally opted for the shot. Enter through the post! his first league goal since August. You read that right, August.
Hong Hyun-seok is replaced by Pieter Gerkens
Hong was completely wrong and will logically be replaced.
Gandelman plays a very nice ball to Gift Orban, but it hits Koffi’s hands weakly via the block.
Sven Kums is replaced by Omri Gandelman
Archie Brown is replaced by Núrio
Hugo Cuypers is replaced by Gift Emmanuel Orban
Oday Dabbagh is replaced by Antoine Bernier
De Sart from far away
De Sart tries with a bang, but Koffi takes it easily.
Nikola Štulic is replaced by Youssouph Badji
0-2 GOAL (Penalty) by Julien De Sart!
De Sart is behind the ball, Knezevic tried to kill the penalty spot, but the Ghent midfielder places nicely in the left corner!
Yellow card for Damien Marcq
Marcq takes Cuypers down, the ball hits the spot!
Romp with your feet!
Davy Roef must intervene! He can just about reach a deflected ball with his feet.
Cuypers receives the ball from Tissoudali and enters the box, but his shot is saved by Koffi.
Ghent had to suffer in the first five minutes of this second half, but Brown now takes a corner kick, allowing his team to breathe a bit.
Second half kicked off
Parfait Guiagon is replaced by Daan Heymans
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