Category: Belgium Jupiler League


Belgium Jupiler League – Lokeren vs Standard Liege 31/08/2014

Lokeren news:

On Thursday evening they experienced a sweet (2-1) defeat in England from Hull City and in conjunction with the first match 1-0 they qualified for the first time in their history in the groups of the Europa League (facing Metalist Kharkiv, Trabzonspor and Legia Warsaw).

In the league they reminded the famous Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in an away defeat to Cercle Brugge (1-0).

They were languid in the first part and were fairly found back in score in 26′. They reacted in the second part and played Cercle Brugge in the half court, but they were very tenuous at final attempt and therefore they failed to avoid defeat.

Standard Liege news:

On Tuesday they defeated for the second time by Zenit (3-0, they had lost 1-0 in Belgium) and continue in Europa League (located in the same group with Feyenoord, Rijeka and Seville).

In the league they have not tasted the joy of victory in the past three games. They were irritatingly unlucky at home against Westerlo, remained at 2-2 and were removed even more from the top of the standings. The loss of both penalties and the shot at the post were the culmination of their misfortune in second part while the score still was 2-2.

“We keep the positives from the games against Zenit and turn our attention to the league. We will do everything we can to win Lokeren” said coach Luzon.


Belgium Jupiler League – Club Brugge vs Anderlecht 31/08/2014

Club Brugge news:

On Thursday, for Europa League’s playoff, they doubled their wins to Grasshoppers (1-0, 2-1 they had won the first game in Switzerland) and qualified for the groups where they will face Copenhagen, Helsinki and Turin.

In the league, they completed three games without a win. Last week they really suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 3-1 at the headquarters of Mechelen. The final result is fair with Club Brugge unable at any point of the match to impose their rhythm.

The transcriptional activity of recent days is intense. Odjidja-Ofoe (midfielder, 3 app.) will continue in Norwich. A breath away of Genoa is Lestienne (winger, 4 app.). Their last additions from Latin America are the Colombian striker Izquierdo (4 million. Dollars, Once Caldas), the Brazilian winger Gedoz (Sporting Defensor) and the Chilean defensive midfielder Silva (on loan from Osasuna).

“It would not be nice to find ourselves eight points behind Anderlecht. I hope we’ll not be as unlucky as last year. I must admit however that Anderlecht have a very good team, “said coach Preud’homme, who as coach of Club Brugge counts three defeats in equal number of times he faced Anderlecht.

Anderlecht news:

Without impressing once again they prevailed Beveren 1-0 and enjoy the loneliness of the top. The debut of the newly acquired midfielder Defour was satisfactory, indicating to his presence that he is in good condition.

“Neither of the two teams are in the best possible condition. It will be a good test for us in view of the Champions League matches. Club Brugge will definitely want to avenge their defeat in last year’s playoffs that substantially cost them the title stated the coach Hasi.

Right defender Colin signed (Troyes – he is not available for tonight) while goalkeeper Kaminski was given on loan to Anorthosis.