BRUSSELS. Union Saint-Gilloise tops OH Leuven 1-0 after G. Nilsson scored just 1 goal (78′).
The match was played at the Stade Joseph Mariën stadium in Brussels on Saturday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Lothar D’hondt who had the assistance of Koen Thijs and Philippe Vandecauter. The 4th official was Alexandre Boucaut. The weather was mist. The temperature was freezing at -1 degrees Celsius or 30.27 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 92%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Union Saint-Gilloise was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. OH Leuven that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Union Saint-Gilloise was putting more pressure with 69 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Union Saint-Gilloise won the match.
Union Saint-Gilloise shot 19 times, 7 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, OH Leuven shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target.
Union Saint-Gilloise received 1 yellow card (Christian Burgess ). On the opposite side, OH Leuven received 3 yellow cards (Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson, Siebe Schrijvers and Federico Ricca).
After playing this encounter, Union Saint-Gilloise will have 49 points to remain in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, OH Leuven will stay with 30 points like Cercle Brugge to sit in the 9th place.
In the next match in the Pro League, Union Saint-Gilloise will host Zulte-Waregem on the 5th of February with a 3-1 head to head in favor of Union Saint-Gilloise (1 draw).
OH Leuven will host Zulte-Waregem on the 4th of March with a 7-5 head to head record in favor of Zulte-Waregem (5 draws).
Union Saint-Gilloise – Formation
Union Saint-Gilloise started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Karel Geraerts decided to play with the following team: Anthony Moris, Ismael Kandouss , Christian Burgess , Koki Machida , Bart Nieuwkoop , Teddy Teuma , Senne Lynen , Simon Adingra , Jean Thierry Lazare Amani , Gustaf Nilsson and Victor Okoh Boniface .
The home team had on the bench: Guillaume François, Loic Lapoussin, Lucas Pirard, Cameron Puertas, Viktor Boone, Ross Sykes, Oussama El Azzouzi, Casper Terho, Arthur De Bolle and Arnaud Dony.
Union Saint-Gilloise made 3 changes: Simon Adingra for Loïc Lapoussin (65′), Gustaf Nilsson for Cameron Puertas (83′) and L. Amani for Oussama El Azzouzi (90′).
Best player: Teddy Teuma
The player that probably impressed the most for Union Saint-Gilloise was Teddy Teuma even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 61 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 8 crosses.
OH Leuven – Formation
OH Leuven started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Marc Brys played with: Valentin Cojocaru, Louis Patris , Ewoud Pletinckx , Federico Ricca , Dylan Ouedraogo , Joren Dom , Casper De Norre , Siebe Schrijvers , Jón Dagur Þórsteinsson , Thibault Vlietinck and Nachon Nsingi .
They had on the bench: Oregan Ravet, Kristiyan Malinov, Musa Al-Taamari, Richie Sagrado, Mandela Keita, Nordin Jackers, Sofian Kiyine , Joel Schingtienne and Pierre-Yves Ngawa.
OH Leuven made 2 changes: Siebe Schrijvers for S. Kiyine (81′) and Thibault Vlietinck for Mousa Al Tamari (81′).
Best player: Ewoud Pletinckx
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for OH Leuven was Ewoud Pletinckx.
His rating iswith 35 passes (88% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 5.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Pro League.