Sporting Charleroi beats Mechelen 3-2

CHARLEROI. Sporting Charleroi defeated Mechelen.

Sporting Charleroi beats Mechelen 3-2

CHARLEROI. Sporting Charleroi defeated Mechelen. Mechelen lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Stade du Pays de Charleroi stadium in Charleroi on Saturday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Wim Smet with the help of Quentin Lesceux and Matthias Massa. The 4th official was Brent Staessens. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 15.8 degrees Celsius or 60.35 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 64%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 41 Ball Possession 59
  • 19 Total 15
  • 5 On Target 8
  • 10 Off Target 6
  • 4 Shots blocked 1
  • 83 Attack 107
  • 35 Dangerous attack 49
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 4 Corners 3
  • 3 Off Sides 1
  • 11 Total 8
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
  • 3 Substitutions 6

Ball possession

Mechelen had a strong ball possession 59% while Sporting Charleroi was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Mechelen had a more offensive attitude with 49 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 8 were on target. Anyway, Sporting Charleroi was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Sporting Charleroi shot 19 times, 5 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Mechelen shot 15 times, 8 on target, 6 off target.


Sporting Charleroi received 1 yellow card (D. Heymans). Talking about the opposition, Mechelen didn’t receive any yellow card.

Match Timeline

G. Engvall(goal)G. Hairemans
K. Tshiend(goal)A. Gholizadeh
I. Mbenza- sub ->J. Kayembe
R. Schoofs- sub ->J. Vanlerberghe
V. Bayo(goal)R. Morioka
A. Zorgane- sub ->M. Ilaimaharitra
V. Bayo(goal)R. Morioka
G. Engvall(goal)H. Cuypers
K. Mrabti- sub ->H. Cuypers
O. Kaya- sub ->S. Oum Gouet
D. Heymans- Yellow
A. Zaroury- sub ->D. Heymans
N. Storm- sub ->M. Shved
R. Paeshuyse- sub ->B. Van den Eynden


After playing this encounter, Sporting Charleroi will have 31 points to remain in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Mechelen will stay with 29 points to hold in the 7th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Pro League, Sporting Charleroi will play away against Gent on the 21st of May with a 18-11 head to head stats 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).

Sporting Charleroi – Formation

Sporting Charleroi started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Edward Still decided to play with the following team: .

Sporting Charleroi could not rely on the presence of I. Mbenza (injured) and A. Zorgane (injured).


Sporting Charleroi made 3 changes: J. Kayembe for I. Mbenza (40′), M. Ilaimaharitra for A. Zorgane (64′) and D. Heymans for A. Zaroury (82′).

Mechelen – Formation

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

Wouter Vrancken played with: .


Mechelen made 5 changes: J. Vanlerberghe for R. Schoofs (46′), H. Cuypers for K. Mrabti (78′), S. Oum Gouet for O. Kaya (78′), M. Shved for N. Storm (83′) and B. Van den Eynden for R. Paeshuyse (90′).

Results of the day

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