WESTERLO. Westerlo beats Kortrijk 3-1. Westerlo got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from Tsuyoshi Watanabe (45′) and Kyan Vaesen (60′). Kortrijk tried to recover with a goal from Massimo Bruno (63′). Notwithstanding, the contest was closed by a goal (73′ + 0′) scored by Kyan Vaesen for Westerlo.
The match was played at the Het Kuipje stadium in Westerlo on Saturday and it started at 6:15 pm local time. The referee was Wesli De Cremer who was helped by Ruben Wyns and Matthias Massa. The 4th official was Kevin Debeuckelaere. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 3.4 degrees Celsius or 38.14 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 66%.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Westerlo was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Kortrijk that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Kortrijk was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 6 were on target. Even so, Westerlo was able to find the solution to win this match.
Westerlo shot 9 times, 7 on target, 1 off target. On the other side, Kortrijk shot 19 times, 6 on target, 8 off target.
Westerlo received 3 yellow cards (Mathias Fixelles, Thomas Van den Keybus and B. Reynolds). Talking about the opposition, Kortrijk received 2 yellow cards (João Silva and Abdelkahar Kadri ).
After this match, Westerlo will have 45 points like Gent and Standard Liège to hold in the 7th place. On the other side, Kortrijk will stay with 27 points like AS Eupen to remain in the 15th place.
In the next match in the Pro League, Westerlo will play away against KV Oostende on the 18th of March with a 8-3 head to head record in favor of KV Oostende (2 draws).
Kortrijk will host AS Eupen on the 8th of April with a 9-6 head to head in favor of Kortrijk (8 draws).
Westerlo – Formation
Westerlo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Jonas De Roeck decided to play with the following team: Sinan Bolat, Bryan Reynolds , Roman Neustädter , Pietro Perdichizzi , Maxim De Cuyper , Lukas Van Eenoo , Nicolas Madsen , Mathias Fixelles , Nacer Chadli , Thomas Van den Keybus and Kyan Vaesen .
The home team had on the bench: Yusuke Matsuo, Tuur Dierckx, Edisson Jordanov, Nene Dorgeles , Rubin Seigers, Nick Gillekens, Ravil Tagir and Igor Vetokele .
Westerlo made 4 changes: Thomas Van den Keybus for Nene Dorgeles (58′), Nacer Chadli for Yusuke Matsuo (71′), Mathias Fixelles for Vetokele (78′) and Kyan Vaesen for Ravil Tagir (78′).
Best player: Kyan Vaesen
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Westerlo was Kyan Vaesen.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 13 passes (61% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 11.
Kortrijk – Formation
Kortrijk started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
Bernd Storck played with: Tom Vandenberghe, João Silva , Tsuyoshi Watanabe , Martin Wasinski , Dion De Neve , Massimo Bruno , Nayel Mehssatou , Kristof D’Haene , Faïz Selemani , Felipe Avenatti and Martin Regáli .
They had on the bench: Abdelkahar Kadri, Dylan Mbayo , Christalino Atemona , Stjepan Lončar, Billal Messaoudi , Pape Habib Gueye and Maxime De Man.
Kortrijk could not rely on the presence of Abdelkahar Kadri (injured).
Kortrijk made 5 changes: Faïz Selemani for Abdelhak Kadri (31′), N. Mehssatou for Billel Messaoudi (58′), Dion De Neve for Dylan Mbayo (71′), João Silva for Christalino Atemona (71′) and Martin Regali for Pape Guèye (71′).
Best player: Massimo Bruno
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Kortrijk was Massimo Bruno.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 47 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Pro League.
- AS Eupen – KV Oostende – 4-4
- Westerlo – Kortrijk – 3-1
- Mechelen – Sint-Truiden – 1-0
- RFC Seraing – Antwerp – 0-2