Antwerp surprises AS Eupen with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

DEURNE. Antwerp had a surprising win over AS Eupen with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by V. Janssen (38') and a goal from J. Ekkelenkamp (44').

Antwerp surprises AS Eupen with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

DEURNE. Antwerp had a surprising win over AS Eupen with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by V. Janssen (38′) and a goal from J. Ekkelenkamp (44′). Antwerp was decisively better in terms of ball possession (70%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Bosuilstadion stadium in Deurne on Saturday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Wim Smet assisted by Dirk Gilon and Nick Senecaut. The 4th official was Simon Bourdeaud’hui. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.3 degrees Celsius or 52.29 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 70 Ball Possession 30
Shots
  • 17 Total 4
  • 2 On Target 0
  • 10 Off Target 1
  • 5 Shots blocked 3
  • 159 Attack 64
  • 75 Dangerous attack 23
  • 0 Ball safe 0
  • 1 Penalties 0
  • 7 Corners 4
  • 3 Off Sides 1
Fouls
  • 11 Total 11
  • 3 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 1
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Antwerp had a strong ball possession 70% while AS Eupen was struggling with a 30% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Antwerp had a more offensive attitude with 75 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Antwerp won the match​.

Antwerp shot 17 times, 2 on target, 10 off target. Regarding the opposition, AS Eupen shot 4 times, 0 on target, 1 off target.

Cards

Antwerp received 3 yellow cards (A. Vermeeren, Ritchie De Laet and Toby Alderweireld). Talking about the opposition, AS Eupen received 3 yellow cards (Davo, Aleksandr Filin and Djeidi Gassama).

Also, AS Eupen didn’t finish the match with 11 players after L. Bessilé (AS Eupen) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (36′).

Match Timeline

8'
Ritchie De Laet- Yellow
22'
25'
Gyrano Kerk(var)
35'
36'
Vincent Janssen(penalty)
38'
39'
Oleksandr Filin- sub ->Davo
Toby Alderweireld- Yellow
42'
Jürgen Ekkelenkamp(goal)Ritchie De Laet
44'
45'
Oleksandr Filin- Yellow
46'
60'
Boris Lambert- sub ->Brandon Baiye
60'
67'
81'
Isaac Christie-Davies- sub ->Gary Magnée
81'
Kobe Corbanie- sub ->Michel-Ange Balikwisha
88'
90'

Standings

After this match, Antwerp will have 53 points to hold in the 3rd place. Talking about the opposition, AS Eupen will stay with 25 points to sit in the 15th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Pro League, Antwerp will host Sporting Charleroi on the 19th of March with a 6-5 head to head record in favor of Antwerp (3 draws).

AS Eupen will play away agasint Gent on the 19th of March with a 10-3 head to head stats in favor of Gent (2 draws).

Antwerp – Formation

Antwerp
G
Jean Butez 1.France
6.7
D
Ritchie De Laet 2.Belgium
7.3
22'
D
Toby Alderweireld 23.Belgium
7.1
42'
D
Jelle Bataille 34.Belgium
6.5
46'
D
Willian Pacho 51.Ecuador
7.4
M
Jürgen Ekkelenkamp 24.Netherlands
8.1
67' Goals44'
M
Mandela Keita 27.Belgium
6.7
M
Arthur Vermeeren 48.Belgium
7.2
8'
F
Gyrano Kerk 7.Netherlands
7.3
F
Vincent Janssen 18.Netherlands
7.3
Goals38'
F
7.2
88'
Substitutes
G
Ortwin De Wolf 26.Belgium
G
Niels Devalckeneer 81.Belgium
D
Kobe Corbanie 52.Belgium
88'
D
Zeno Van Den Bosch 33.Belgium
D
Laurit Krasniqi 50.Kosovo
D
Gastón Ávila 22.Argentina
7.1
46'
M
Christopher Scott 32.Germany
6.4
67'

Antwerp adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Mark van Bommel decided to play with the following team: Jean Butez (6.7), Ritchie De Laet (7.3), Toby Alderweireld (7.1), William Pacho (7.4), Jelle Bataille (6.5), Arthur Vermeeren (7.2), Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (8.1), Mandela Keita (6.7), Gyrano Kerk (7.3), Vincent Janssen (7.3) and Michel Ange Balikwisha (7.2).

The home team had on the bench: Kobe Corbanie, Zeno Van Den Bosch, Laurit Krasniqi, Ortwin De Wolf, Gastón Ávila (7.1), Christopher Scott (6.4) and Niels Devalckeneer.

Substitutions

Antwerp made 2 changes: J. Bataille for Gastón Ávila (46′) and J. Ekkelenkamp for Christopher Scott (67′).

Best player: Jurgen Ekkelenkamp​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Antwerp was Jurgen Ekkelenkamp.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 26 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.

AS Eupen – Formation

AS Eupen
G
Lennart Moser 1.Germany
6.0
D
Jason Davidson 3.Australia
6.5
D
7.1
36'
D
6.3
60'
D
Rune Paeshuyse 28.Belgium
6.6
M
Stef Peeters 8.Belgium
6.8
M
Brandon Baiye 6.Belgium
7.1
60'
M
Gary Magnee 15.Belgium
6.4
81'
F
David Álvarez 13.Spain
6.4
39' 25'
F
Regan Charles-Cook 10.England
6.8
81'
F
Konan N'Dri 11.Ivory Coast
6.4
Substitutes
G
Abdul Nurudeen 33.Ghana
D
Boris Lambert 35.Belgium
6.5
60'
D
Oleksandr Filin 4.Russia
6.5
39' 45'
D
Ibrahim Diakité 27.Guinea
6.6
60'
M
Nathan Bitumazala 17.France
M
Isaac Nuhu 7.Ghana
M
6.4
81'
F
Smail Prevljak 9.Bosnia and Herzegovina
F
Djeidi Gassama 25.France
6.4
81' 90'

Also AS Eupen adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Edward Still played with: Lennart Moser (6.0), Yentl Van Genechten (6.3), Rune Paeshuyse (6.6), Loic Bessile (7.1), Jason Davidson (6.5), Gary Magnee (6.4), Stef Peeters (6.8), Brandon Baiye (7.1), David Álvarez (6.4), Konan N’Dri (6.4) and Regan Charles-Cook (6.8).

They had on the bench: Smail Prevljak, Nathan Bitumazala, Boris Lambert (6.5), Oleksandr Filin (6.5), Djeidi Gassama (6.4), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, Ibrahim Diakité (6.6), Isaac Nuhu and Isaac Christie-Davies (6.4).

Substitutions

AS Eupen made 5 changes: Davo for Oleksandr Filin (39′), Brandon Baiye for Boris Lambert (60′), Yentl Van Genechten for Ibrahim Diakité (60′), Regan Charles-Cook for Djeidi Gassama (81′) and Gary Magnée for Isaac Christie-Davies (81′).

Best player: Loic Bessile​

The player that probably impressed the most for AS Eupen was Loic Bessile.

His rating is (7.1) with 5 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Pro League.​