Pro LeagueA success against Kortrijk and La Gantoise completely revives the race for the top 4. The Buffalos dominated the Kerels thanks to a double from Hugo Cuypers (2-1) and took the opportunity to come back to a small point from fourth place in the Club de Bruges.
Hugo Cuypers quickly unblocked the situation in favor of his team, who had failed to score in the last three games. On a deviation from the head of Odjidja, the scorer delayed to adjust his defender and the opposing goalkeeper (1-0, 7th). The immediate equalization of the head of Watanabe (9th) on a free kick from Selemani was canceled for offside.
At the quarter of an hour, a powerful header from Samoise grazed the square (16th), but the action settled down until a vicious shot from Messaoudi repelled by Nardi (39th). Shortly before the break, the Ghents again alerted the Courtraisian defense with a header from Ngadeu (42nd) and an attempt from a tight angle from Salah (45th).
The match got carried away shortly after the hour mark. Nardi took off well to prevent the equalizer from Kadri (64th), before a recovery allowed Depoitre to launch Cuypers face-to-face, the Ghent striker showing composure to conclude with the outside of the foot (2-0, 69th).
The goal of hope for the Kerels came from Bruno (2-1, 74th), who took advantage of a ball knocked down in the area to roll into the opposite side netting and reduce the gap. Cuypers missed the opportunity to kill the game (87th) before a confused phase in the Ghent area which could have smiled on Silva (90th + 4), but the Kerels did not manage to equalize.
The Gantoise (34 points) is at the gates of the top 4 and puts pressure on Bruges (4th, 35 points). Kortrijk is in danger at the edge of the red zone, 15th with 18 points.