GAMES Anderlecht ended the season with a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge. In the first half it created a lot of chances, but Mignolet saved excellent. Skov Olsen gave Brugge the lead before half-time. After the break the level dropped and Brugge kept control. In the closing stages a shot by Ait El Hadj deflected, allowing the purple and white to equalize.
No guard of honour, but Kompany did show respect for the new champion. On the field, things were friendly, even for a top match. There was more time and space than in a loaded match.
Anderlecht was to blame for being 1-0 down at halftime. It created four good chances, but each time Mignolet stood in the way. The birthday boy Zirkzee, twice Amuzu and also Cullen did not find the way to goal from a good position. In between there were also some attacks from the right where the free man was just not found. Club Brugge was hardly dangerous until minute 38 when they scored immediately. Skov Olsen got a lot of space, came inside and took a hard shot in the short corner. Anderlecht got the chances before half-time, Club Brugge a goal.
After half-time, the purple and white footballed stiffly. The attacking players no longer showed the same ball retention and stamina. Bruges now easily controlled the game and on the hour Lang almost made it 2-0, but the post was in the way. Vanaken kicked over in flight moments later. In minute 72, Zirkzee was substituted for Refaelov, possibly the last minutes of the Dutchman for Purple and White.
But Anderlecht still struck unexpectedly in the end of the match. A cross from 16-year old substitute Duranville was badly cleared and ended up at the feet of Ait El Hadj, another substitute. His shot changed direction via Hendry and substitute goalkeeper Lammens grabbed the ball in vain. In the extra time Duranville played Refaelov in an excellent position, but he completely missed his shot.
That's how the season ended in a draw for Anderlecht. The young debutants Sadiki and Duranville made a positive impression, although they lacked the intensity and tension of a real match.
Goal(s): 1-0 Skov Olsen 38', 1-1 Hendry (own-goal) 86'
Club Brugge:Mignolet (Lammens 71'), Hendry, Mechele, Nsoki (Sylla 84'), Odoi, Buchanan, Skov Olsen (Ricca 46'), Vanaken, Lang (Adamyan 83'), Nusa (Vormer 61'), De Ketelaere
Anderlecht:Van Crombrugge, Sadiki, Delcroix, Hoedt, Gomez (Mykhailichenko 46'), Kana (Ait El Hadj 82'), Cullen, Verschaeren (Arnstad 72'), Amuzu (Duranville 81'), Zirkzee (Refaelov 72'), Kouamé
Yellow: Hoedt 54', Vormer 66', Mykhailichenko 90'+2, Buchanon 90'+2
Referee: Lothar D'Hondt
Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion
Source: © Internal source