GAMES Anderlecht has not been able to win its first match with Fred Rutten. At the Ghelamco Arena, Purple & White lost with 1-0 from AA Gent. The only goal fell short after the second yellow card of Amuzu.
Rutten surprised with Obradovic as left back and Gerkens at the ten. The game started calmly, but then we got to see a nice first half with opportunities on both sides. Goalkeepers Kaminski and Didillon showed their class. At Anderlecht the danger came mainly from Amuzu. The best chance was for Kums.
The second half was less pleasant to follow. We were mainly playing midfield and big chances stayed away. Fifteen minutes before time Amuzu got his second yellow card when he wanted to make up his ball loss and made a fault on Bronn. Barely a minute later, winter transfer Sorloth headed Ghent to victory. Santini was still close to the equalizer, but he stranded on Kaminski.
Goal (s): 75 'Sorloth (1-0)
AA Ghent: Kaminski, Souquet, Bronn, Plastun, Asare, Esiti, Odjidja (80 'Verstraete), Dompé (71' Dejaegere), Sorloth, Yaremchuk, David (71 'Derijck)
Anderlecht: Didillon, Najar, Kara, Milic, Obradovic, Kums, Kayembe, Gerkens (46 'Morioka), Bakkali (62' Saelemaekers), Santini (84 'Doku), Amuzu
Yellow: 27 'Gerkens, 36' Kums, 40 'Esiti, 50' Asare, 66 'Amuzu
Red: 74 'Amuzu (2 x yellow)
Referee: Jonathan Lardot
Stadium: Ghelamco Arena