Jupiler Pro LeagueAfter 1 out of 6, AA Gent took the three points at Zulte Waregem. The buffalo were too big for the home team, but they only rewarded themselves for their dominance after the break.
AA Gent nearly kicked off their strongest lineup at Gaverbeek. This was also reflected in the gameplay. The Buffalo constantly applied a lot of pressure, so Zolt and Argym never entered the match. The Gentenaars often got the ball back quickly after losing the ball, and the home team’s players often had to kick the ball violently.
Only on the opening stage could Zult Varegem – without the injured Sisako – threaten through Janu and Boya, without Bulat really having to worry. But as is often the case, AA Gent did not reward itself for its dominance in the field. Ngadio headed in from a corner kick, Pouya cleared an attempt by Castro Montes from in front of the goal line, and Castro Montes’s sure goal off goal by … Laurent Depuetry. Bossuot parried a shot from – again – Castro Montes, Combs’ out-of-foot shot – wide.
Buffalos had mainly to blame for the fact that he was still 0-0 in the first half. Wrong choices are often made at crucial moments. Tsudale had a chance right after the break, but the Dutchman fired wide in front of goal. Just before the hour, AA Gent got what he deserved, when Odjidja hit an excellent cross from Norio at the far post.
Zulte Waregem had to act now. I did it with a shot from alternate Seck. Bulat was not fooled. Tissoudali scored on the other side, but was called up for offside. After a superb attack in the net from Tisudale and Norio, Depuitre made the score 0-2. In the final stage was the initiative of the host team. Janu can still relent, but AA Gent’s victory is no longer in danger.
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