“An embarrassing evening for Club Brugge”, they also stated in the Netherlands at Voetbal International after the painful 0-5 home defeat against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Abroad, not only the mediocre game, but also the unsportsmanlike reaction of the home team was noticed. The beer-throwing fans give Club Brugge a bad name.
No, they didn’t even expect that things would go so smoothly on the field of the Belgian champion for RB Leipzig in Germany. “Club Brugge made more sporadic attacks, which were barely dangerous,” said the German football magazine Kicker with surprise. “Leipzig, on the other hand, always radiated danger and took advantage of the very lenient defense of the host. After the break, a more aggressive Club Brugge pushed forward much more, but Leipzig kept the focus defensively and was also lucky that De Ketelaere played the detached Lang inaccurately.”
Tagesschau saw how RB Leipzig played strong again after the league defeat against Hoffenheim last weekend. “Under the guidance of assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer, Leipzig was able to successfully bring back its well-known RB pressing,” it said on the website of the television news program. “The Bruges players didn’t have time to get into the game and had the biggest problems with the opponents constantly storming towards them. After the break, the team clearly took it easy, so that Club Brugge could actually create a few chances.”
Extra bad points due to unsportsmanlike reaction
The German popular daily newspaper Billd emphasized the unsportsmanlike reaction of the home crowd when RB Leipzig took the lead, a reaction that we have already seen this season at the Jan Breydel Stadium. “The fans let their frustration out after the 1-0 and beer cups flew towards the stars of RB Leipzig. Josko Gvardiol was hit,” it sounds disapproving. In Germany, such fan behavior is absolute not done.
They also saw in Spain how Club Brugge did not take the optater very sporty. “Halfway through, the tough but deserved 0-4 was already on the board. In the last minutes, out of anger, there was another combo that you see more in (combat sports, ed.) MMA than in Balanta’s football on Nkunku, but the Frenchman hit back by scoring another fifth. Madrid sports newspaper AS.