Club Brugge had been dreaming loudly of achieving the double in recent weeks and the national champion even seemed to be more victorious because of the many departures and absents from Antwerp. But Club was in a good mood and a goal from Refaelov ultimately resulted in a 0-1 loss. Club was mainly to blame for the defeat.
After all, Blauw-Zwart made a particularly bland impression and especially in the first half it was impossible to play football together. Antwerp secured Club well and it was too slow to disrupt the organization of its opponent. Strongholders like Vanaken and Vormer were also virtually invisible.
Philippe Clement was therefore hard on his troops. “I did not see what I wanted to see from my team, I made that clear at half-time,” he said The last news. “It’s always dangerous the year after you become champion. Few teams can do that twice in a row. I hope this is a wake-up call for my group.”
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