Two friendly games in a row is clearly exhausting. Following a 0-1 win against FC Nürnberg yesterday, the Buffloes suffered a 3-1 loss agaisnt FC Union Barlin today. The game was live streamed on Facebook. Gent took the lead in the first half he game (0-1) thanks to an amazing kick by Anderson Esiti, but didn't get to scoring again in the second half. The second half was started with 8 new players; Thomas Foket, Noë Dussenne and Louis Verstraete were the only players from the starting 11 that played the second half.
Today's friendly game (the first of two) against FC Nürnberg ended in a 0-1 win for the Buffaloes. Gent dominated the whole game, but couldn't get through the strong and closed defence of the Germans. A late penalty by Samuel Gigot saved the day for Gent and resulted in a well-deserved win.
KAA Gent and RSC Anderlecht seemed to be equally strong in the first half of the game, and it was Gent who had the best chance to score in the seond half, but Sylla's kick was saved by Anderlecht goalie Sels. Fifteen minutes before the game ended, Anderlecht found a second breath and took the lead. Gent came very close to the equaliser through a free kick by Milicevic, but had to settle for a 0-1 loss in the end. The Buffaloes, however, end the year after a fantastic comeback in which they secured a place in the top 6 of the ranking.
In an exciting first half, the Buffaloes created the most chances, but Standard's Sa had the biggest opportunity to score, which was stopped by a very fine safe from Kalinic. After the break less chances were create, but right before the end of the game, Gigot seemed to have sealed the win for Gent with a header. Referee Laforge, however, disallowed the goal, even though it was entirely unclear what foul it was based on. As a result, Gent saw its win taken away and had to settle with a draw.
KAA Gent did not manage to qualify for the semi-finals of the Belgian Cup (Croky Cup). Rougeau opened the score for Kortrijk, but Sylla levelled quickly. However, Kortrijk took the lead again with not one, but two goals before the break. Gent was the stronger team after the break, but Kortrijk's goalkeeper Kaminski defended their lead. In the end, Stojanovic even managed to score a 4th goal, putting the final score (4-1) on the board and eliminating the Buffaloes from the cup.
KAA Gent conceded an early goal against KV Kortrijk, but Yaremchuk managed to level quickly. Still within the first half hour of the game, Yaremchuk then also gave Kubo an assist, causing the Buffaloes to take the lead. As the more balanced second half saw no goals, Gent booked their 6th win in a row.
The contract of Tess Tekie, the Swedish-Eritrean midfielder, was extended with one extra year (until 2021). Because he needs more match rhythm he will be loaned out (without an option to purchase) to the Swedish side Östersunds FK fror 18 months starting from the 1st of January.
The Belgian Pro league awarded KAA Gent with the title Pro League+ Gold for best football in the community organization in Belgium. It’s the second time in only four years that the KAA Gent Foundation receives this prestigious award.
KAA Gent made its way in the top 6 of the ranking thanks to a 0-1 win away at SV Zulte Waregem. A half hour in the game, Sylla's effort and assist lead to theopening goal, scored by Simon. After the break, the Buffaloes didn't manage to score, but neither did the home team. This 6th win in 8 games brought Gent to the fifth place in the ranking.
The heavy rain caused the game against Mouscron to start a little slow, until Simon's penalty goal opened the score. Mouscron's Awoniyi quickly leveled the score, but before the break Kubo put gent in the lead again showing some amazing dribbling skills. All throughout second half, the Buffaloes managed to protect the lead, finishing off with a goal by Bronn at the end, making the game end in a 3-1 score. With this third win in a row, Gent again moves a little closer to the top 6 teams in the ranking.
Away at KSC Lokeren, the Buffaloes claimed a comfortable win. In this "derby of East Flanders", KAA Gent took the lead in the first half through a beautiful bicycle kick from Brecht Dejaegere. In the second half, the home team saw Mpati get sent off the field following a red card. Gent then tripled the lead through goals from Kalu and Gigot. This well-deserved win brings the Buffaloes to a ninth place in the ranking, only 3 points away from a ticket for Play-Off 1
On the 14th matchday of the Jupiler Pro League, KAA Gent was able to win again, against R Standard de Liège. The first half saw no goals, but out of the many chances in the second half, Yaremchuk was able to score a header. The goalkeepers on either side, Kalinic and Ochoa, prevented any further goals, causing the Buffaloes to take the 3 points home. .
KAA Gent started the game against Charleroi strongly, but wasn't awarded a penalty for a faul on Kubo, not even after the video referee asked referee Delferiere to review the video. Slowly, the home team took over the game, which eventually resulted in them taking the lead right before the break through a goal by Benavente. After the break, Benavente doubled the lead, but soon after, KuboM tightened the lead again with a stunning goal. The buffaloes increased the pressure looking for the equaliser and got some big changes but didn't manage to score. Once again, Gent wasn't awarded a penalty for a clear handball, causing the game to end in a sore 2-1 loss.
Yves Vanderhaeghe has announced his team selection for the away game against R Charleroi SC of Friday evening. The selection contains 22 names, three of them will not make it into the final selection.
KAA Gent secured the second home win in a row against KAS Eupen. With an assist from Kalu, Kubo put Gent in the lead as early as in the 3th minute. Close to the break, two penalties in two minutes' time defined the final direction of the game, as Simon scored them both. After the break, Gent had some chances to further extend the lead, but Eupen's goalkeeper Van Crombugge prevented them from doing so, making the final score 3-0.