After three days of slipping in Mechelen, Team AA Gent beat mid-level team Sint-Truiden 2-1. Buffalo could once again rely on the successful duo Depoitre-Tissoudali, but they also saw Bezos claim a leadership role. Turns out, Hara’s head was just food for the stats. Gent shivered for a while, but eventually managed to keep the three points on his turf.
In Buffalo, Obery and Uso made another appearance at kickoff. They replaced Combs and Norio. Odjidja is back from injury, but he also started off the bench. The Canaries are still missing the injured de Rieder. Coach Hollerbach eventually picked the expected starting team and watched his team slip out of the starting blocks very quickly. However, in a few seconds, Leistner went far to extend the ball into Ghent’s goal and kick Brüls into the net.
Things did not go smoothly in the Ghent camp at first. Often, the home team lost the ball, moreover, they got into a lot of trouble from a very fierce Limburg defense, which did not allow the attacking players of Gent to have a millimeter space. However, just a half-hour ago, Buffalo finally got to the spot: Bezos snatched the ball from Power, ventured into STVV’s 16th game, scored away all the way to Depuetry and opened the score without hitting an eyelid.
This goal did not throw Sint Troiden out of balance, however, and a strong reaction from Bulat was needed to keep Hashioka from equalizing. Moments later, STVV put the nose back into the window, but Lesnar headed the ball over Gent’s goal with a corner kick. Ghent’s defense – which has been believed time and time again in recent weeks – has not behaved optimally, just as it has at Mechelen. Often, “Women and Children” were the first in the defense of Ghent.
Halfway through, Buffalo could claim poor progress, but the audience wasn’t really happy with the scene presented. This matching pattern remained unchanged after the break. A shot from Bezos – a meter next to a Schmidt cage – was the weapons’ first feat, but it was by no means the start of a second insane period. Although another strong intervention from Bulat was required an hour before Hara appeared before him.
Tissoudali offers peace of mind in Ghent camp
After the break everything became a little unfriendly. Reference D’hondt was also criticized by the Ghent camp when both Bezos and Castro Montes swallowed a yellow card in a short period of time. Meanwhile, Ghent’s groups are still at an early stage. But when Bezos and Tisodale perfectly executed two goals, the Dutch striker immediately scored his tenth goal in the tournament (2-0).
Moments later, Bezos sent Tsodali deep twice, but this time Schmidt was consistent each time. Sint-Truiden tried to change course, but left so much room that AA Gent basically had to create opportunities. It was no coincidence that Bezos often took a leading role. Hara surprisingly managed to score the peg, but Ghent’s victory was no longer in danger, so that the lead in the rankings took no further damage.
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