Gent defeats Mechelen 1-0 with a goal scored by J. Okumu. HIGHLIGHTS

GENT. Gent conquers Mechelen 1-0 after J. Okumu scored just 1 goal (82').

Gent defeats Mechelen 1-0 with a goal scored by J. Okumu. HIGHLIGHTS
🎬 KAA Gent - KV Mechelen: 1-0

GENT. Gent defeats Mechelen 1-0 after J. Okumu scored just 1 goal (82′).

T. Peyre received a red card (90′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Mechelen lost the match.

The match was played at the GHELAMCO-arena stadium in Gent on Saturday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Alexandre Boucaut who was helped by Ruben Wyns and Tom Vanpoucke. The 4th official was Wim Smet. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 11.9 degrees Celsius or 53.35 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 92%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 46 Ball Possession 54
  • 9 Total 13
  • 4 On Target 7
  • 2 Off Target 5
  • 3 Shots blocked 1
  • 108 Attack 120
  • 58 Dangerous attack 63
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 11 Corners 3
  • 2 Off Sides 1
  • 6 Total 10
  • 1 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 1
  • 3 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Gent was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Mechelen that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Mechelen was putting more pressure with 63 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 7 were on target. Still, Gent managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Gent shot 9 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. Regarding the opposition, Mechelen shot 13 times, 7 on target, 5 off target.


Gent received 1 yellow card (M. Samoise). Talking about the opposition, Mechelen received 4 yellow cards (A. Van Hoorenbeeck, W. Vrancken, J. Van Hecke and G. Hairemans).

Also, Mechelen didn’t finish the match with 11 players after T. Peyre (Mechelen) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).

Match Timeline

J. Van Hecke- sub ->S. Walsh
R. Bezus- sub ->V. Odjidja-Ofoe
A. Van Hoorenbeeck- Yellow
M. Samoise- Yellow
Y. Malede- sub ->D. Lemajic
C. Operi- sub ->M. Samoise
M. Shved- sub ->N. Storm
G. Engvall- sub ->K. Mrabti
J. Okumu(goal)S. Kums
W. Vrancken- Yellow
J. Van Hecke- Yellow
G. Hairemans- Yellow
T. Peyre- Red


After playing this encounter, Gent will have 37 points like KV Oostende and Kortrijk to remain in the 2nd place. On the other side, Mechelen will stay with 29 points to hold in the 5th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Pro League, Gent will host Sporting Charleroi on the 21st of May with a 18-11 head to head statistic in favor of Gent (10 draws).

Mechelen will host Genk on the 21st of May with a 15-10 head to head stats in favor of Genk (6 draws).

Gent – Formation

Gent started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

The manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck decided to play with the following team: .


Gent made 3 changes: V. Odjidja-Ofoe for R. Bezus (60′), D. Lemajic for Y. Malede (76′) and M. Samoise for C. Operi (76′).

Mechelen – Formation

Mechelen started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Wouter Vrancken played with: .


Mechelen made 3 changes: S. Walsh for J. Van Hecke (46′), N. Storm for M. Shved (79′) and K. Mrabti for G. Engvall (79′).

Results of the day

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