Brugge 1-0 Bayer: Belgians defy the odds to topple Leverkusen

Club Brugge vs Bayer Leverkusen
Photo Credit: AP

Club Brugge’s Carl Hoefkens gets winning start at the Jan Breydel Stadium. Today’s result, Brugge are now in 1st place on the table and have 3 points while Bayer sit in 4th with 0 points after 1 match.

Brugge started the first half well, when Abakar Sylla found the net just before half-time The second half ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Brugge included Roman Yaremchuk, Cisse Sandra, Eder Balanta and Eduard Sobol for Ferran Jutgla, Andreas Olsen, Raphael Onyedika and Kamal Sowah, respectively. Bayer brought on Exequiel Palacios, Kerem Demirbay, Adam Hlozek, Nadiem Amiri and Sardar Azmoun for Charles Aranguiz, Robert Andrich, Mitchel Bakker, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Jeremie Frimpong.

There were bookings for Kamal Sowah from Brugge, and Exequiel Palacios, Robert Andrich and Kerem Demirbay, for Bayer.

In the second round of action in the Champions League Brugge will play against Porto away and Bayer will play against Atletico Madrid at home.

Technical card:
Club Brugge:Simon Mignolet, Denis Odoi, Brandon Mechele, Abakar Sylla, Bjorn Meijer, Hans Vanaken, Raphael Onyedika (Eder Balanta, min.83), Casper Nielsen, Andreas Olsen (Cisse Sandra, min.83), Ferran Jutgla (Roman Yaremchuk, min.64) and Kamal Sowah (Eduard Sobol, min.89)
Bayer Leverkusen:Lukas Hradecky, Odilon Kossounou, Jonathan Tah, Piero Hincapie, Mitchel Bakker (Adam Hlozek, min.67), Jeremie Frimpong (Sardar Azmoun, min.86), Charles Aranguiz (Exequiel Palacios, min.46), Robert Andrich (Kerem Demirbay, min.67), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Nadiem Amiri, min.86), Moussa Diaby and Patrik Schick
Stadium:the Jan Breydel Stadium
Goals:Abakar Sylla (1-0, min. 42)