Club Brugge with 0-3 down against Leicester: ‘We were surprised’

In his opening match of the Champions League was Club Brugge already from the first minutes on backlog, played by a well-organised Leicester City. It was 0-3.

Riyad Mahrez, the turntable at Leicester © BELGA

Club Brugge came in his first Champions League match in eleven years time at home hardly scoringsmogelijkheden against the English champions, who themselves scored through Marc Albrighton and two times through the Algerian playmaker Riyad Mahrez, which include a penalty for converting to.

For Club Bruges in the European campaign, so not a good start.

Marc Albrighton opened the score in the fifth minute. In the 29th doubled Riyad Mahrez on the edge for the English. On the hour if Mahrez from the penalty spot his second of the night at goal shoot. That after a mistake from goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle on Jamie vardy granted.


Red Devil Bjorn English the game could not be played out. He was after a push of Islam Slimani and contact with Butelle with a shoulder injury to the hospital disposed of. Leicester played until the ninth European game in the entire club history. A performance in the UEFA Cup in 2000 was the last European appearance of the club. The only and last European away win was in the season 1961-1962.

In the other match in group G, played in Porto and Copenhagen 1-1 draw. Otavio gave Porto in the 13th minute for a 1-0 lead. Andreas Cornelius took the 1-1 for his account. That position remained until the end on the board, despite a red card (second yellow) for Copenhagen midfielder Jan Gregus in the 66th minute. Gregus fog so about two weeks the following European duel of Copenhagen, at home against Club Brugge.

Excited Simons

Club captain Timmy Simons was after the match, clearly excited.

“We are very good at the match started. We even had the first huge chance of the match. That had to be completed. Then we had after only two minutes of play in a very others position” sitting, realized Simons.

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“On a throw-in is not much later immediately, 0-1. Than times the odds. We were warned that they are on stationary phases always very dangerous from the corner. Yet we let ourselves be surprised. That should not happen and must in the future better. We did there is still everything to our error, but were not there. There was some reaction from the player base. It is clear that this Club Brugge still rely fog. Especially if we are behind, then you know that it will be difficult. In addition, kept Leicester in the defensive compartment (with everything closed. There was still that ball on the pole, and Izquierdo, but actually, we never really claim the profit. We must now, as fast as possible again and to continue to work hard. That is the next day, as all our duty.”


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