DEURNE. Antwerp estinguishes Standard Liège 4-1 with goals of Vincent Janssen (8′), Arbnor Muja (29′), Merveille Bokadi (42′ own) and Vincent Janssen (87′). Talking about the opposition, Standard Liège scored with Steven Alzate (40′). Antwerp was truly better in terms of ball possession (62%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Bosuilstadion stadium in Deurne on Sunday and it started at 1:30 pm local time. The referee was Jan Boterberg who had the assistance of Nick Senecaut and Kevin Monteny. The 4th official was Brent Staessens. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 0.9 degrees Celsius or 33.6 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.
Antwerp had a superior ball possession 62% while Standard Liège was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Antwerp was more aggressive with 40 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 10 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Antwerp won the match.
Antwerp shot 11 times, 10 on target, 1 off target. On the opposite side, Standard Liège shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.
Antwerp received 3 yellow cards (Vincent Janssen, C. Stengs and Ritchie De Laet). Talking about the opposition, Standard Liège received 1 yellow card (Gojko Cimirot).
Also, Standard Liège didn’t end the match with 11 players after Gojko Cimirot (Standard Liège) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (53′).
After playing this match, Antwerp will have 45 points to hold in the 3rd place. Regarding the opposition, Standard Liège will stay with 34 points to remain in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Pro League, Antwerp will play away with Anderlecht on the 29th of January with a 7-4 head to head in favor of Anderlecht (6 draws).
Standard Liège will host Zulte-Waregem on the 18th of March with a 15-15 head to head.
Antwerp – Formation
Antwerp started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Mark van Bommel decided to play with the following team: Jean Butez, Ritchie De Laet , Toby Alderweireld , William Pacho , Jelle Bataille , Calvin Stengs , Arthur Vermeeren , Arbnor Muja , Jurgen Ekkelenkamp , Michel Ange Balikwisha and Vincent Janssen .
The home team had on the bench: Kobe Corbanie, Zeno Van Den Bosch, Ortwin De Wolf, Bruny Nsimba, Abderahmane Soussi, Viktor Fischer and Gastón Ávila.
Antwerp made 4 changes: Michel-Ange Balikwisha for Viktor Fischer (83′), Arbnor Muja for B. Nsimba (83′), Ritchie De Laet for K. Corbanie (90′) and J. Bataille for G. Ávila (90′).
Best player: Vincent Janssen
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Antwerp was Vincent Janssen.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 25 passes (88% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 13.
Standard Liège – Formation
Standard Liège started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Ronny Deila played with: Arnaud Bodart, Gojko Cimirot , Merveille Bokadi , Konstantinos Laifis , Marlon Fossey , William Balikwisha , Steven Alzate , Cihan Canak , Aron Dønnum , Stipe Perica and Philip Zinckernagel .
They had on the bench: Noah Ohio, Filippo Melegoni, Alexandro Calut , Osher Davida, Denis Drăguş , Lucas Noubi and Laurent Henkinet.
Standard Liège made 5 changes: C. Çanak for Denis Dragus (46′), S. Perica for N. Ohio (46′), Aron Dönnum for L. Noubi (59′), Steven Alzate for A. Calut (79′) and Marlon Fossey for Filippo Melegoni (90′).
Best player: Steven Alzate
The player that probably impressed the most for Standard Liège was Steven Alzate.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 37 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 3.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Pro League.