Beerschot-Wilrijk defeats Excelsior Virton 3-0

ANTWERP. Beerschot-Wilrijk was finally too good for Excelsior Virton.

Beerschot-Wilrijk defeats Excelsior Virton 3-0

ANTWERP. Beerschot-Wilrijk was finally too much to handle for Excelsior Virton with the goal of D. Rigo (55′), N. Thorisson (70′) and T. Baeten (75′). Beerschot-Wilrijk was decisively better in terms of ball possession (67%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Olympisch Stadion stadium in Antwerp on Saturday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Tom Stevens assisted by Nicolas Maszowez and Michiel De Cuyper. The 4th official was Hannes De Couvreur. The weather was foggy. The temperature was cold at 8.8 degrees Celsius or 47.77 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 92%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 67 Ball Possession 33
Shots
  • 14 Total 5
  • 8 On Target 4
  • 6 Off Target 1
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 107 Attack 77
  • 64 Dangerous attack 24
  • 70 Ball safe​ 73
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 6 Corners 0
Fouls
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

Beerschot-Wilrijk had a strong ball possession 67% while Excelsior Virton was struggling with a 33% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Beerschot-Wilrijk was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Beerschot-Wilrijk won the match​.

Beerschot-Wilrijk shot 14 times, 8 on target, 6 off target. Regarding the opposition, Excelsior Virton shot 5 times, 4 on target, 1 off target.

Cards

Beerschot-Wilrijk didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Excelsior Virton received 3 yellow cards (M. Perri, R. Droehnle and A. Allach).

Match Timeline

21'
M. Perri- Yellow
D. Rigo(goal)
55'
62'
R. Droehnle- Yellow
63'
A. Allach- sub ->M. Gouaida
N. Thorisson(goal)
70'
T. Baeten(goal)
75'
76'
H. Abdallah- sub ->S. Anne
I. Sebaoui- sub ->N. Thorisson
77'
79'
A. Allach- Yellow
80'
M. Loua- sub ->M. Espinosa
80'
K. Delorge- sub ->Y. Mabella
R. Quirynen- sub ->L. Seydoux
82'
I. Alhassan- sub ->R. Sanusi
89'
R. Vaca- sub ->T. Verlinden
89'
L. Meisl- sub ->A. Konstantopoulos
89'

Standings

After this match, Beerschot-Wilrijk will have 23 points like RSC Anderlecht II to sit in the 4th place. On the other side, Excelsior Virton will stay with 9 points like KRC Genk II to remain in the 11th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the First Division B, Beerschot-Wilrijk will play away with Deinze on the 17th of December with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Beerschot-Wilrijk (0 draws).

Excelsior Virton will host Waasland-Beveren on the 17th of December with a 7-2 head to head statistic in favor of Waasland-Beveren (4 draws).

Beerschot-Wilrijk – Formation

Beerschot-Wilrijk
G
B. Lathouwers 1.Belgium
D
H. Matthys 3.Belgium
D
J. Van den 2.Belgium
D
M. Nzita 24.Belgium
D
L. Seydoux 16.Switzerland
82'
D
A. Konstantopoulos 66.Greece
89'
M
R. Sanusi 18.Belgium
89'
M
D. Rigo 35.Belgium
Goals55'
M
N. Þórisson 17.Iceland
M
T. Verlinden 10.Belgium
89'
F
T. Baeten 7.Belgium
Goals75'
Substitutes
G
D. Matijaš 71.Croatia
D
L. Meisl 6.Austria
89'
D
M. Weymans 28.Belgium
M
I. Sebaoui 40.Belgium
77'
M
R. Quirynen 5.Belgium
82'
M
A. Alhassan 8.Nigeria
89'
M
R. Vaca 11.Bolivia
89'

The manager Andreas Wieland decided to play with the following team: Bill Lathouwers, Hervé Matthys, Jan Van den Bergh, Mardochee Nzita, Léo Seydoux, Apostolos Konstantopoulos, Ryan Sanusi, Dante Rigo, Nökkvi Þeyr Þórisson, Thibaud Verlinden and Thibo Baeten.

The home team had on the bench: Ilias Sebaoui, Robbe Quirynen, Luca Emanuel Meisl, Abdullahi Ibrahim Alhassan, Ramiro Vaca Ponce, Marco Weymans and Davor Matijaš.

Substitutions

Beerschot-Wilrijk made 5 changes: N. Thorisson for I. Sebaoui (77′), L. Seydoux for R. Quirynen (82′), R. Sanusi for I. Alhassan (89′), T. Verlinden for R. Vaca (89′) and A. Konstantopoulos for L. Meisl (89′).

Excelsior Virton – Formation

Excelsior Virton
G
T. Vincensini 12.France
D
R. Droehnle 28.France
62'
D
J. Vinck 2.Belgium
D
R. Khemais 29.France
D
M. Perri 27.Italy
21'
M
M. Espinosa 24.France
80'
M
M. Gouaida 30.Tunisia
63'
M
M. Guillaume 15.Belgium
F
Y. Aguemon 25.France
F
Y. Mabella 9.France
80'
F
S. Anne 22.France
76'
Substitutes
G
A. Sadin 45.Belgium
D
K. Delorge 5.Belgium
80'
D
W. Rémy 44.France
M
A. Allach 11.Belgium
63' 79'
M
M. Loua 48.Belgium
80'
F
H. Abdallah 7.France
76'
F
L. Akhalaia 14.Romania

Christian Bracconi played with: Thomas Vincensini, Ruben Droehnle, Jonas Vinck, Rayanne Khemais, Matteo Perri, Michel Espinosa, Mohamed Gouaida, Maxime Guillaume, Yannick Aguemon, Yann Mabella and Souleymane Anne.

The following players were sitting on the bench: Ayyoub Allach, Hakim Djamel Abdallah, Kino Delorge, Mohamed Loua, William Rémy, Lado Akhalaia and Anthony Sadin.

Substitutions

Excelsior Virton made 4 changes: M. Gouaida for A. Allach (63′), S. Anne for H. Abdallah (76′), M. Espinosa for M. Loua (80′) and Y. Mabella for K. Delorge (80′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the First Division B.​