After qualifying for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the fourth round of the tour, Brugge had the opportunity to maintain top spot in Group B by rejoining FC Porto, who beat them superbly in Portugal in the second round.
Les Bruges became the second Belgian team to reach the round of 16 in the competition, and the first since Ghent in 2015/2016, when they secured a place in the top two in Group B with a 0-0 draw at Atlético de Madrid. last day.
This gave Club Brugge ten points in the group, four points behind second-placed Porto. Three of those points came from a 4-0 win over Portugal in the second round thanks to goals from Ferran Gutgla (15 .).e min, sp) Kamal Souh (47e), Andreas Skov Olsen (52 .)eSubstitute Antonio Nossa (89 .)e).
Club Brugge also beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 and Atletico 2-0 at home. They are the only team that has not conceded a goal so far in the group stage this season. The Belgians will ensure top spot in the group if they avoid losing their home ground to Porto.
The Portuguese champions lost their first two matches in Group B, defeating Brugge after a 2-1 loss at Atlético Stadium as all goals came in extra time, but they moved up to second place by beating Leverkusen 2-0 at home and 3-0 away. . They edge the German club by three and two points from third-placed Atleti, and thus will join Club Brugge in the Round of 16 if they win in Belgium and Atletico fail to beat Leverkusen in Madrid.
These two teams met in the 2016-2017 group stage, and Andre Silva scored the decisive goal for Porto in both matches. His sentence at 93e The minute ensured a corresponding victory in Belgium in the third round, with Gilles Vossen giving Club Brugge a one-goal lead in the 12th half.e The minute Miguel Laine annihilated in 68eminute. Silva then scored the only goal at Estádio do Dragão two weeks later.
Those six points put Porto in second place in Group G behind Leicester with 11 points. Club Brugge was the last, having lost all six matches.
Porto won 5-3 on aggregate when the two teams met in the second round of the 1972-1973 European Cup, winning the first leg 3-0 in Estádio das Antas thanks to goals from Abel Miglieti (6e49e) and Flavio Fonseca (48e). Although Club Brugge managed to score three goals in return, by Rod Giles (3e), John Theo (45 .)e) and Nico Regenters (65 .)e), Flavio (34e) and Miglieti (88e) still records visitors.
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This is Club Brugge’s 10th campaign in the UEFA Champions League group stage, twice shy of Belgium’s Anderlecht record, and the club’s fifth consecutive record-breaking record.
In 2021/22, Brugge came to the bottom of Group A behind Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Leipzig, after collecting four points from six matches, the last four of which were defeats.
Prior to this streak of four defeats, Club Brugge had 3 wins in 8 group matches, as in the previous 22 matches in the competition.
Despite this season’s victories over Leverkusen, Porto and Atlético, Blue Zuart have won only 7 of their last 36 Champions League matches (11 draws and 18 defeats).
Club Brugge was the first Belgian team to win the first two matches of a Champions League group. Anderlecht, in the first group stage from 2000/01, is the only Belgian team to have achieved four group victories in the competition.
Noosa completed the scoring in Club Brugge’s win in Porto, becoming the second youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history at 17 years 139 days, behind Barcelona’s Ansu Fati (17 years 40 days).
Belgian champion for 18e Time at 2021/22 – their third title in a row – Club Brugge appointed Karl Hofkins as coach in May, after their former defender was promoted internally to replace Ajax’s Alfred Schroeder, who took over from Philippe Clement four months earlier.
With his victories over Leverkusen and Atlético, Club Brugge has won 3 of the last 13 European matches at home (4 draws, 6 defeats). They have now won three of their last 18 home matches in the Champions League group stage (D6 L9), the other being a 3-0 loss to Zenit in the fifth round in 2020/21.
Club Brugge’s record of the last five home matches against Portuguese clubs is 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, and the only defeat in 2016 was against Porto in the last confrontation.
At home and away, Club Brugge scored 5 victories, 1 draw and five defeats against Portuguese clubs.
Porto make it 26e Appearing in the UEFA Champions League group stage, equal with Bayern Munich and one record length behind Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Portuguese competed in 11 of the last 12 campaigns.
In 2021/202 Sergio Conceicao’s team finished third in their group behind Liverpool and Atletico, winning only once of their six matches. It was the first time that Porto failed to get out of their Champions League group since 2015/16.
Therefore, the Dragon entered the European League, defeating Lazio in the knockout stage (2-1 at home, 2-2 away) but lost to Lyon in the round of 16 (0-1 at home, 1-1 away).
Porto have reached the last 16 or better in six of the last nine Champions League group stage matches.
Conceição won the Spanish League and the Portuguese Cup in 2021/22, Porto’s ninth domestic double and second in three seasons.
Porto have won only 10 of their last 24 UEFA Champions League matches (D3, L11), although they have lost only three of their last nine away matches (W4, L2).
Porto had never lost at home to their Belgian opponents (6 wins and 2 draws) before their resounding victory over Club Brugge on the second day.
However, the Dragons have suffered six defeats in eight away matches against Belgian clubs, despite winning their last two matches, with a 3-0 win over Genk in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League. 2010/11 (7-2 on aggregate) prior to the 2016 victory in Brugge.
We know each other…
Play in Portugal:
Roman Yarmashuk (Benfica 2021-22)
Yaremchuk played 47 matches in all competitions for Benfica, scoring in the 3-1 defeat in the Portuguese League in Porto on December 30, 2021.
They played together:
Kyle Larin and Bebe (Besiktas 2017-18)
Simon Mignolet and Marco Gruich (Liverpool 2016-17)
Colleagues in selections:
Edir Ballanta and Matthews Uribe (Colombia)
Tajon Buchanan, Kyle Larrain and Stephen Ostaccio (Canada)
Raphael Onedika and Zedu (Nigeria)
Porto coach Conceicao played in Belgium for Standard Liege between 2004 and 2007, winning two out of five matches against Club Brugge (D2 L1). His only goal came in a 1-1 league draw at Brugge on 10 April 2005.
Conceição began his coaching career as an assistant at Standard in May 2010.