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Europa League

Last Round

 

Club Brugge KV - AEK Athene

AEK Athene - Club Brugge KV

 

REMEMBER:

RSC Anderlecht is automatically in the Champions League

Zulte Waregem is automatically in the Europ League

 

Matches from this week

 

Champions League

Istanbul Basaksehir - Club Brugge KV 2-0

 

Europa League

Altach - KAA Gent 3-1

KV Oostende - Olympique de Marseile 0-0

 

 

What a dramatically week for the Belgian teams.

Club Brugge has an excuse, because of their new coach, new style of playing and Basaksehir is actually a team from Champions League level. Watch out Sevilla.

KAA Gent has a bad start this season.

For KV Oostende It's logical that they are eliminated, because O.Marseile has a great team this year with Germain, Payet, Mandanda. KV Oostende did it well for their debut in European competition.

 

 

 

 

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The coefficient will suffer with two teams out already. Gent losing 4-2 on agg. to lowly Altach, SMH, there's really no excuse for losing against a side like that. EL is Brugge's level anyway. They can do more good there as losing every game in the CL doesn't help the coefficient at all. We need Brugge to reach the group phase and do well (for once go all out, even when the play-offs start and you're on a deep run in the EL), starting with 2 wins against AEK, please. Not that found of Greek teams (remember last time Anderlecht beat Olympiakos; that ref was clearly bribed, but hey-ho that's Olympiakos).

Hopefully we'll see Zulte + Brugge getting results in the EL and Anderlecht putting up a very good fight in the CL (maybe see out the games that you're winning this time and advance to the KO stages like Gent did).

 

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1 hour ago, 1000dB said:

The coefficient will suffer with two teams out already. Gent losing 4-2 on agg. to lowly Altach, SMH, there's really no excuse for losing against a side like that. EL is Brugge's level anyway. They can do more good there as losing every game in the CL doesn't help the coefficient at all. We need Brugge to reach the group phase and do well (for once go all out, even when the play-offs start and you're on a deep run in the EL), starting with 2 wins against AEK, please. Not that found of Greek teams (remember last time Anderlecht beat Olympiakos; that ref was clearly bribed, but hey-ho that's Olympiakos).

Hopefully we'll see Zulte + Brugge getting results in the EL and Anderlecht putting up a very good fight in the CL (maybe see out the games that you're winning this time and advance to the KO stages like Gent did).

 

The only thing I can say for the moment is that The Netherlands (after us in the ranking) has just 2 teams any more now. Ajax FC against a team that I forget for now (will put it here when the name comes to my mind) and Utrecht against FC Zenit. So, It's not so bad for Belgium. Previous season Belgium represented the most teams in the Quarter Finals in Europa League. It's normal we can't achieve for the moment the same. A lot of respect to Altach. Austria, Switzerland,Norway,.. has also good competitions, but KAA Gent needed to win against them. Too bad :(.

We will see

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Going from knocking out Spurs to being beaten by Altach must be a bitter pill for Gent.

Not expecting that we'll replicate or even improve upon last season's results but this season we could end up undoing the hard work of previous years. Holland is just one of the countries we could lose ground to. I'm more bothered about Turkey and Ukraine. We should have overtaken the latter last year (lost out on top seed status during the CL draw) and we would have overtaken them already if less points had been spilled in the last 5 years. Especially now that overtaking Portugal is within reach and Russia isn't too far off Belgian clubs should be salivating at the prospect of an extra CL spot. Hoping another upset happens and somehow Zenit fail (probably won't happen). Braga almost were knocked out. A shame really, would have been a big boost.

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1 hour ago, 1000dB said:

Going from knocking out Spurs to being beaten by Altach must be a bitter pill for Gent.

Not expecting that we'll replicate or even improve upon last season's results but this season we could end up undoing the hard work of previous years. Holland is just one of the countries we could lose ground to. I'm more bothered about Turkey and Ukraine. We should have overtaken the latter last year (lost out on top seed status during the CL draw) and we would have overtaken them already if less points had been spilled in the last 5 years. Especially now that overtaking Portugal is within reach and Russia isn't too far off Belgian clubs should be salivating at the prospect of an extra CL spot. Hoping another upset happens and somehow Zenit fail (probably won't happen). Braga almost were knocked out. A shame really, would have been a big boost.

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Yes it is.

You need to know that this is the "Top 10" of all the competitions in Europe. It's already a huge prestation to be nr. 1 after all the competitions with the most money. It's logical on this level that whe have concurrence. SL Benfica, FC Porto and Shakthar Donetsk aren't little clubs in Europe. The problem is you can't achieve each year European success as a Belgian team. With almost 3 clubs in the Quarter Final of the Europa League is difficult to achieve.

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Jupiler Pro League

Speeldag 2

Friday

Standard Luik - KRC Genk 2-1

0-1 Schrijvers, 1-1 Edmilson Jr., 2-1 Mpoku

 

Saturday

Zulte Waregem - STVV 2-0

1-0 Heylen, 2-0 Leya Iseka pen,

 

Excel Moeskroen - Charleroi SC 2-5

0-1 Godeau own-goal, 0-2 Lukebakio, 0-3 Pollet, 1-3 Bolingi pen,

1-4 Lukebakio, 1-5 Desolleil, 2-5 Govea

 

Waasland-Beveren - KV Mechelen 2-2

1-0 Morioka, 1-1 Rits, 2-1 Morioka, 2-2 Rits

 

KV Kortrijk - Lokeren OSV 1-0

1-0 Lepoint

 

Summaries of the games saturday

 

Sunday

KAA Gent - Antwerp FC 0-1

0-1 Jaadi

 

RSC Anderlecht - KV Oostende 1-0

1-0 Hanni

 

Club Brugge KV - KAS Eupen 3-1

0-1 Diagne, 1-1 Vossen pen, 2-1 Dennis, 3-1 Diaby

 

Summaries of the games Sunday

 

Topscorers

Emmanuel Dennis - 3 goals

Jonathan Bolingi - 2 goals

Cristian Ceballos - 2 goals

Zinho Gano - 2 goals

Dodi Lukebakio - 2 goals

More players

 

Assists

Peter Olayinka - 3 assists

Nana Opuku Ampomah - 2 assists

Samuel Asamoah - 2 goals

Ruud Vormer - 2 goals

More players

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On 5/8/2017 at 0:20 AM, thorgan lesar said:

Yes it is.

You need to know that this is the "Top 10" of all the competitions in Europe. It's already a huge prestation to be nr. 1 after all the competitions with the most money. It's logical on this level that whe have concurrence. SL Benfica, FC Porto and Shakthar Donetsk aren't little clubs in Europe. The problem is you can't achieve each year European success as a Belgian team. With almost 3 clubs in the Quarter Final of the Europa League is difficult to achieve.

Last year we ended only 0.233 points behind Ukraine who'll get another year of being top seeds and better chances in the CL (which we should have taken from them but we spilled too many points). IF Brugge had beaten Dnipro and made the final instead we would have been well ahead of Ukraine the year before as well + Anderlecht would have been top seeds in this year's CL draw (last time Anderlecht were in pot 4 ffs and then did very well but regretfully failed to see out a few games). That's just one tie where Brugge focused on the league instead (like they did in last year's CL) and there were so many games that Belgian clubs could have won if they only didn't concede in the dying minutes, let alone games where Belgian clubs lost against a complete underdog like Altach, the collapse of Standard who used rake in the points from Europe, etc.. Currently we've overtaken Ukraine but are about 2.5 points behind Portugal, ... we're not there yet, we still have a lot of heavy lifting to do, even assuming our clubs donot drop the ball this year. I already miss Genk and Gent in Europe because I fear this year will undo all the hard work of the previous years.

The 2016 ranking determined the number of places for this year and Portugal were still ahead of France on that ranking (and the ruskies were breathing down the necks of the frenchies). Poortugal have an unsustainable "league" (but yea there are "reasons" why their top clubs are up there). Still France have recently started implementing their ambitious vision for the future and with PSG + Monaco it will be less of a top 4 +1 and more of an indisputable top 5. Basically we'll be aiming for 6th place (incl. an extra CL spot).

ATM doing well this year and the next provides a great opportunity to reach that 6th place. If Belgian clubs hadn't spilled as many points as they did from 2014 onwards (+ failing to improve our seeding) Russia would have had to outperform us in the next two years or Belgian clubs could have afforded a somewhat poorer year. However as things stand Belgian clubs still need to outperform Russia in the next 2 years (with poorer seeding) and a poor year, like it's shaping up to be, virtually closes the window of opportunity. Anderlecht, Brugge and Zulte very much need to limit the damage this year or if Belgian clubs want that extra CL spot they'll end up praying both Portugal and Russia screw up badly this year or the next.

 

PS if Russia2018 has a massive impact on football in Russia the top 6 might be set. I can see Portugal revert to the old days (minus Eusebio period) if TPO/loopholes/money-laundering/corruption/... are more or less eradicated (they already struggle to cope with the extra competition for talents from Brazil and are losing their best scouts/youth development expertise/...). A BeNe league would have given France a good run for their money (probably could have been a stable top 5) and even though it's too late, unlike in the early 90s-Belgium/Holland2000, to give us a massive boost a BeNe League should still comfortably place 5th-7/8th if it was created in the near future. There's no difference between 7th and 8th place and IMO that's the best Belgium on its own can hope for now (although if so many points hadn't been spilled 6th + an extra CL spot would have been on).

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Essevee with all those Belgian flags in the starting line-up (Michy's little brother, who IIRC declared he only wants to play for Belgium, getting minutes as well) :huh: a Belgian club with so many Belgian players :rolleyes: that's unheard of :o ATM leading the league and also directly qualified for the EL :D LMAO other clubs should take note. Belgians do well abroad and it turns out that Belgian clubs too can do well if they have a few Belgians of their own.

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On ‎6‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 3:37 AM, 1000dB said:

Essevee with all those Belgian flags in the starting line-up (Michy's little brother, who IIRC declared he only wants to play for Belgium, getting minutes as well) :huh: a Belgian club with so many Belgian players :rolleyes: that's unheard of :o ATM leading the league and also directly qualified for the EL :D LMAO other clubs should take note. Belgians do well abroad and it turns out that Belgian clubs too can do well if they have a few Belgians of their own.

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Zulte Waregem is for the moment the example for all the rest of the teams.

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Removal: Bartolomé Marquez leaves Sint-Truiden

 

The Spanish coach left Sint-Truiden Monday, because there were communication problems with the players and the staff of the team. STVV was convinced from his qualities about his tactics and intelligence in people management. But he couldn't adapt to the Belgian football and left Saturday Belgium for Spain. The training from Monday was cancelled. There are now looking to new coaches like Vincent Euvrard, Nicolas Frutos, Frank Defays and Jonas De Roeck. These are young Belgian coaches. For the moment is Chris O'Loughlin taking over for the match of this weekend. STVV hopes so soon as possible to have a new coach.

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Bartolomé Marquez

 

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Removal: Runnar Kristinsson leaves Lokeren OSV

 

The coach from Island is a legend as player for Lokeren OSV, but there were a lot of doubts about his coach qualities. They played against Club Brugge and KV Kortrijk and it there was no spirit, no lines in their style of playing. Lokeren OSV stays the nr. 1 for Kristinsson, but not as coach. In this team there is more potential to achieve more things then Kristinsson will do.

SPECIAL:

Actually Runnar Kristinsson was the coach in this summer, but owner Roger Lambrecht had already contacts with a new coach. Peter Maes is the name that will emerge these days. Tomorrow the new coach will be represent in the stadion "Daknam" of Lokeren.

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Runnar Kristinsson

 

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NEW: Peter Maes is the new coach of Lokeren OSV

Lokeren OSV has already their new coach. It's Peter Maes who is a known person in Lokeren. He trained Lokeren OSV a couple of years ago. He was coach for 4 years and was the key of the success in Lokeren OSV in the past. Lokeren OSV hopes with their squad to achieve Play-Off 1 maybe at the end of the season. Peter Maes had the choice to chose for Zamalek ( a top club in Egypt ) and to chose for Standard Luik, but It wasn't something he was looking for. Now, he returns to his first club where he made some success in the highest level.

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Peter Maes

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NEW: Jonas De Roeck is the new coach of Sint-Truiden

The 35-year old Belgian joins Sint-Truiden today as the new coach. He left Berchem Sport - who is a team in Amateur II with success. He made them champion previous year. De Roeck was 2 years ago a player for Antwerp FC. 2 years later he will be the youngest coach in the Belgian competition. He was one of the options with Nicolas Frutos, but De Roeck was easier to get for Sint-Truiden. He has not so much experience, so it will be interesting what De Roeck will do in Sint-Truiden.

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Jonas De Roeck

 

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Rumour: Is Thomas Meunier a Real Madrid prospect ?

The Belgian rightback has some interesses from some teams. One of them is Real Madrid. Real Madrid is searching for a back-up for Daniel Carvajal. Thursday was the owner of PSG in Madrid for the deals with Atlético Madrid (Jan Oblak) and to listen to Real Madrid how far their interest is in the Belgian rightback. It's actually a really impressive story. 5 years ago Thomas Meunier was a player from Virton who plays in one of the Amateurliga's in Belgium. 4 years ago he signed for Club Brugge KV. It was sometimes hard, but he was always the first choise.

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