Saint-Gilloise 0-1 Union Berlin: The Iron Ones claim narrow victory on the road

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Union Berlin secured a 1-0 win against Union Saint-Gilloise at Stade Joseph Marien on Thursday. Both Saint-Gilloise and Union Berlin arrived on the back of wins. Saint-Gilloise had been hopeful of continuing their good run, following a 2-0 victory against Malmö. Union Berlin were coming from consecutive wins against Sporting Braga and Malmö. Following this match, Saint-Gilloise and Union Berlin sit 1st (13 points) and 2nd (12 points) in the league respectively, after a total of 6 matches.

Union Berlin started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Sven Michel gave them the lead early in the first half, concluding the first half 1-0. The second part ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Saint-Gilloise included Victor Boniface, Oussama El Azzouzi, Dennis Eckert Ayensa, Loic Lapoussin and Jose Rodriguez for Gustaf Nilsson, Jean Thierry Lazare Amani, Dante Vanzeir, Ismael Kandouss and Teddy Teuma, respectively. Union Berlin brought on Lennart Grill, Andras Schafer, Morten Thorsby, Kevin Behrens and Jamie Leweling, to replace Frederik Ronnow, Genki Haraguchi, Janik Haberer, Sven Michel and Sheraldo Becker.

There were bookings for Simon Adingra and Dennis Eckert Ayensa from Saint-Gilloise. For Union Berlin, Sheraldo Becker, Janik Haberer and Christopher Trimmel saw yellow.

Technical card:
Union Saint-Gilloise:Anthony Moris, Bart Nieuwkoop, Ross Sykes, Christian Burgess, Ismael Kandouss (Loic Lapoussin, min.72), Teddy Teuma (Jose Rodriguez, min.72), Jean Thierry Lazare Amani (Oussama El Azzouzi, min.64), Senne Lynen, Simon Adingra, Gustaf Nilsson (Victor Boniface, min.46) and Dante Vanzeir (Dennis Eckert Ayensa, min.65)
Union Berlin:Frederik Ronnow (Lennart Grill, min.46), Diogo Leite, Robin Knoche, Danilho Doekhi, Christopher Trimmel, Rani Khedira, Genki Haraguchi (Andras Schafer, min.62), Janik Haberer (Morten Thorsby, min.62), Julian Ryerson, Sheraldo Becker (Jamie Leweling, min.89) and Sven Michel (Kevin Behrens, min.62)
Stadium:Stade Joseph Marien
Goals:Sven Michel (0-1, min. 6)