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Cercle win convincingly against Beerschot, 2-0

On Saturday afternoon, Cercle convincingly beat Beerschot, 2-0 with Denkey and Matondo both scoring for Cercle in the first half.

For Cercle, Dino Hotic rejoined the squad after he was absent due to illness last weekend. Lopes Da Silva also started at the expense of Kanouté. Cercle started the game eagerly and immediately pinned the Bears deep in their own half. A dynamic and clever Cercle was clearly the better team, but attempts by Deman, Hotic and Denkey were saved by Vanhamel. Cercle would finally score from a corner as Denkey headed in to make it 1-0. Cercle were flying, and Beerschot were in trouble. Things got worse moments later when Noubissi's tackle caught Popovic's shin. A red card was the logical consequence, and moments later it was 2-0, again via Denkey, but his goal was chalked off after VAR disallowed it for offside. It only postponed the inevitable, however, as Matondo did well to follow a shot by Vitinho that had been parried by Vanhamel, making it 2-0 at halftime.

After the break, the game was the same as before. Cercle were dominant and created plenty of chances, but Deman and Ganvoula failed to extend the lead; 2-0 was the final score.

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Cercle Brugge: Didillon, Vitinho, Daland, Popovic (Sousa 82’), Miangue, Van Der Bruggen, Lopes Da Silva, Hotic (Kanouté 75’), Matondo, Deman & Denkey (Ganvoula 74’)

Beerschot: Vanhamel, Dom, Radic, Van den Bergh, de Smet (Bourdin 78’), Sebaoui, Sanusi, Pietermaat, Vaca (Sukuki 46’), Noubissi, Holzhauser (Reda 78’)

Goals: Denkey 28’ (1-0); Matondo 45+1’ (2-0)

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