At Bosuil, Rosted opened the scoring after 15 minutes with a beautiful shot on the turn, but Mbokani headed in an equaliser shortly afterwards. The next pivotal point in this fascinating game came from Odjidja, whose screamer into the top corner ensured Gent ended the first half in the lead. Antwerp were stronger after the break, but needed a deflected shot from Haroun to get back on level terms. The final score was 2-2, which was a fair result for both sides.
In the last-16 match of the Croky Cup the Buffalos took the lead in Virton very early on thanks to Awoniyi's header. The enthusiastic home team equalised after half an hour through François and Joachim even made it 2-1 after half-time. In the final quarter Virton crumbled under Ghents' offensive. First Limbombe scored the equaliser and in the 89th minute Awoniyi's diagonal header hit the back of the net. Limbombe finished it off with a nicely placed ball and put the 2-4 final score on the board.
KAA Gent suffered a heavy 4-0 home defeat at the hands of league leaders Club Brugge. The teams were balanced in the first half, with chances at both ends, and Danjuma getting the only goal. But once Wesley doubled the scoreline shortly after the break, Gent could find no way back into the game. Before the final whistle Wesley chalked up two more to complete his hat trick, rounding off a miserable day for the Buffalos.
KAA Gent suffered their second league defeat of the season at home to Sint-Truiden. The home side started well, but then De Sart put the visitors 1-0 up. Gent got their deserved equaliser after the break, when Bronn scored with a screamer, and the Buffalos then went all out for the victory. However, it was Sint-Truiden who came away with the spoils, when Kamada finished off a counter-attack to make it 2-1.
The Buffalos chalked up their fourth league victory in a row, away at Cercle Brugge. Most of the chances fell to Gent in the first half, and it was Verstraete who opened the scoring from the spot. Gent won another penalty after the break, and once again Verstraete hit the back of the net—twice in fact, as the penalty had to be retaken. In injury time, Kalinic sent a long ball to substitute Kvilitaia who finished with aplomb, making the final score 3-0 to the visitors.
KAA Gent was not able to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Europe League. After the 0-0 in the first game, Kamano gave the home team an early advantage, after which Gent spurned several chances for the equaliser, including Chakvetadze's attempt on the crossbar. In the second half Briand was able to double the lead from the penalty spot. Bordeaux never let go of this situation, which means Gent's European adventure has ended in the Play-Off round.
The East Flanders derby between Gent and Lokeren started off slowly, and none of the few first-half chances were taken. After half time, Gent began to exert their dominance, but it was Cevallos who opened the scoring after a defensive error. However, the Buffalos came back fighting. Firstly De Wolf and the post stopped them getting back on level terms, but then David headed in the equaliser. And the best was yet to come, when debutant Kvilitaia scored with his first touch to make it 2-1, giving Gent all three points.
Following the loan agreement with Taiwo Awoniyi, KAA Gent and Liverpool now also closed a loan deal for the 18 years old Colombian defender Anderson Arroyo Cordoba (°27th September 1999). Cordoba can be used as a right or left back. Last season he was loaned to Real Mallorca.
Important to know: Liverpool FC were very impressed by the training center facilities and the professional coaching of Taiwo Awoniyi. As soon as Liverpool knew that KAA Gent were looking for an extra defender they proposed Anderson Arroyo Cordoba.
So KAA Gent would like to thank Liverpool FC for the confidence in our club and we hope to continue the collaboration in the future!
In the first match of the UEFA Europe League Play-Off, KAA Gent drew 0-0 against Girondins de Bordeaux. Chances were few and far between in the Ghelamco Arena before half time, but in the second half Ghent upped the pace and there were plenty of chances to win the game. The ball would not go in the net though and the result stayed 0-0.
KAA Gent sealed its second competition win of the season at KAS Eupen. Toyokawa gave the home team the lead early on in the match, but Odjidja' super strike and Rosted's on-target header quickly reversed the situation. In the final fifteen minutes it all seemed to go wrong when Odjidja received his second yellow card and Garcia scored a lucky equaliser. But in the dying minutes VAR awarded Gent a penalty and Verstraete converted it to take home all the points.
KAA Gent are through to the Play-Off round of the UEFA Europa League after overcoming Polish side Jagiellonia Bialystok. After winning the first leg 1-0, Awoniyi doubled Gent's margin in the first half. After the break, Pospisil equalised to bring tension back into the tie, but then substitute Yaremchuk scored a screamer for the home side, and David, also a substitute, ensured qualification by making it 3-1.
KAA Gent rounded off matchday three with an emphatic home win against Waasland-Beveren. Before the break there were chances galore, but only Yaremchuk could finish one off. After half-time Verstraete doubled Gent's lead from the spot, before Vukotic headed in to get one back for the away team in the closing minutes. However, the Gent steamroller could not be stopped, with substitute David netting twice to make the final score 4-1.
In the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League,KAA Gent's 1-0 away win puts them in an excellent position for the home leg in Gent. The game was tight in the first half, but opened up after half time. In the closing stages, substitute Jonathan David got the ball past the keeper at the second attempt, so giving Gent the crucial away goal.
In a first half of few chances, neither team got on the scoresheet. After the break, Bossut saved a penalty from Kubo, but then the visitors broke the deadlock when Derijck capitalised on a rare scoring chance to head home. The away side looked to be going back with all three points until the 95th minute, when substitute Jonathan David, on his debut, knocked in a deserved equaliser. 1-1 was the final score, so the spoils were shared.
The opening game of the 2018-2019 season started off well for Standard, when they took an early lead via Djenepo. Yaremchuk, however, scored an equalizer for Ghent, who then applied most of the pressure in the second half. Standard were awarded a penalty kick despite the move looking offside, allowing Mpoku to put the home team in the lead. When Emond was lucky enough to make it 3-1, the match seemed over, but substitute Limbombe struck a spectacular goal to still offer hope. The final Ghent offensive however couldn’t deliver the hoped-for equalizer.
Translated by Blue Lines