Facing La Gantoise, the Rouches play the rest of their season. A defeat against the Buffalos, the third consecutive after the Cup final and the defeat in Ostend, would almost mean the end of the European ambitions of the Liège club. And the rest of these playoffs 2 promises to be very long.
Compared to last week’s meeting, Mbaye Leye made many changes: Muleka and Siquet injured in the knee, the Liège coach decided to trust young Delferrière and relaunch Balikwisha. Carcela is suspended while Bastien bears the brunt of his non-match in Ostend, for the benefit of the young Alexandro Clut (18). Laurent Jans is also making his return to the base eleven.
For their part, the Ghent did not start their playoffs in the best way either by conceding the division at home against Mechelen (2-2). Facing the Rouches, Hein Vanhaezebrouck relies on the Yaremchuk-Tissoudali duo to condemn Standard’s last hopes of qualifying for Europe.
Standard: Bodart, Cimirot, Klauss, Amallah, Gavory, Raskin, Jans, MA. Balikwisha, Laifis, Calut, Delferriere
The Gantoise : Bolat, Hanche-Olsen, Ngadeu, Godeau, Castro-Montes, Mohammadi, Owusu, Odjidja, Bezus, Tissoudali, Yaremchuk
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