The opening game of Jupiler Pro League Matchday 25 was a confrontation between KAA Gent and RSC Anderlecht. Frank Vercauteren made two changes to last week’s starting XI: Vincent Kompany and Elias Cobbaut were injured, Marco Kana and Killian Sardella were today’s new faces. RSCA wanted to boost their top-six ambitions tonight, even though the Buffalo’s were unbeaten at home so far this season, but in the end they had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
RSCA went ahead after 14 minutes of play. A header of Antoine Colassin surprised Thomas Kaminski. Sporting kept coming, but Jess Thorup’s team levelled the game when Jonathan David converted a spot-kick. The penalty foul was made by Marco Kana. 1-1 at the break.
Both teams took turns in trying to add further to the scoreline after the interval. Dejan Joveljic and Marko Pjaca made their first appearance after being subbed on, but they couldn’t mark their debut with a victory as we remained goalless in the second half.
Goals: 15’ Colassin (0-1) & 28’ David (1-1, pen)
KAA Gent: Kaminski, Ngadeu, Owusu (46’ Dejaegere), Odjidja, Bezus (63’ Kviliataia), Niangbo (82’ Chakvetadze), Castro-Montes, Mohammadi, David, Marreh & Plastun
RSCA: Van Crombrugge, Vlap (87’ Pjaca), Zulj, Luckassen, Amuzu, Lokonga, Doku (90+4’ Kayembe), Colassin (73’ Joveljic), Sardella, Kana & Murillo