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KAA Gent roundly beaten by ruthless Charleroi

The Buffalos struggled against a hungry Charleroi side, who took the lead through Nicholson before Ilaimaharitra's penalty made it two on the stroke of half time. Early in the second half, Charleroi's keeper Penneteau was called into action a number of times, but then Fall got a third for the Zebras. Though substitute Niangbo pulled one back for the home side, Mohammadi was dismissed for a second yellow, and Rezaei made it 4-1 from the spot. With this win, Charleroi called an abrupt end to the Buffalos' unbeaten home run, which stretched back to May 2019.

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KAA Gent in undeserved loss away at Cercle Brugge

The Buffalos enjoyed the worst possible luck at the start of their match away at Cercle Brugge. With just 30 seconds gone, a cross deflected off Castro-Montes, struck the post, hit Castro-Montes once again and rebounded into the net. After the first fifteen minutes, Gent were the better side, and made a number of chances, but could not find an equaliser. Ngadeu did score, but VAR incorrectly ruled it out for handball. The home side also found the back of the net, but the goal was disallowed by VAR as De Belder was in an offside position. Cercle somehow held onto their lead, so the Buffalos finished the game empty-handed and disappointed to not have picked up at least a point.

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Draw against Roma not enough for Gent to qualify

In the second leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, the Buffalos were unable to find the win they needed to qualify for the next round. David put Gent 1-0 up midway through the first half, but then Kluivert got a crucial away goal, making it 1-1 on the night and 2-1 to AS Roma on aggregate. Gent were the better team after that, but efforts from David and Odjidja went just wide, and Lopez saved the shots that were on target. So the game finished 1-1, meaning the Buffalos are out of Europe, though they can be proud of their performance.

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Hat trick hero David guides KAA Gent to big win over STVV

KAA Gent strengthened their second spot in the table with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Sint-Truiden. The visitors were already two down after fifteen minutes, through a penalty from David and a great header from Kvilitaia. The home side continued to attack, and with 26 minutes on the clock David scored again. The striker completed his hat trick in the 63rd minute, and from that point a home win was never in any doubt, even when Suzuki pulled one back with a lovely strike.

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Strong KAA Gent narrowly defeated by AS Roma

In the first leg of the UEFA Europa League's Round of 32, the Buffalos went down to a narrow 1-0 defeat away at AS Roma. Perez put the home side ahead after just 13 minutes, but Gent were just as good as their opponents for the rest of the half, and after the break were actually the better side. However, despite making a handful of chances, the Buffalos were unable to score, so go into the second leg with a one goal deficit.

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KAA Gent find late winner away at KAS Eupen

The game between Eupen and Gent got off to a hectic start. David opened the scoring for the visitors with five minutes gone, before Prevljak equalised a minute later. In the 12th minute David was on target again, with his fifteenth of the season, but Eupen once more got back on level terms, this time through Milicevic's deflected free kick. After that the goals seemed to have dried up, with De Wolf pulling off some great saves. But in the closing stages the Buffalos did manage to find a winner—Castro-Montes' smashing header condemned his old club to defeat.

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KAA Gent and RSC Anderlecht share the spoils

Gent's home match against RSC Anderlecht was an open affair. The visitors enjoyed the rub of the green in the 14th minute, when the ball deflected off Colassin over goalkeeper Kaminski into the net. But the Buffalos got back on level pegging just 14 minutes later, through David's spot kick. In the second half there were few chances, and Kaminski and his opposite number Van Crombrugge proved equal to anything that was thrown at them. So the game ended all square, with both sides picking up a point.

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KAA Gent ease past YR KV Mechelen 0-3

The Buffalos got off to a dream start away at YR KV Mechelen, with Bezus scoring from a free kick in the first minute. The rest of the first half was an enjoyable affair, though neither side got on the scoresheet. Shortly after half time, David made it 0-2 to the visitors, and from then on the result never looked in doubt. Substitute Niangbo rounded off Gent's good day at the office with a third goal, deep into injury time.

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KAA Gent enjoy spectacular 4-1 win over Genk

Gent made a stonger start to the game, but when Genk carved out their first chance,  Bongonda put the reigning champions in front. Yet the home side were not put off their stride, and created a series of opportunities. Firstly, Kums' beautiful volley was ruled out, but then on the stroke of half time Mohammadi got the deserved equaliser. The Buffalos continued to boss the game after the break, with Bezus making it 2-1, before lovely late strikes from Odjidja and debutant Niangbo sealed a spectacular win.

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KAA Gent start 2020 with 3-1 win over R Excel Mouscron

The Buffalos got off to a flying start against R Excel Mouscron in their first league match of 2020, with Depoitre scoring with just 9 minutes on the clock. After this, however, the visitors got more into the game, and early in the second half Osabutey made it all square. But then Gent found an extra gear, and David scored twice in four minutes to secure a 3-1 victory for the home side.

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KAA finish 2019 in style with 1-0 win away at Standard

Playing away at R Standard de Liège, Gent had the lion's share of possession, but the first chances fell to the Rouches. As the first half drew to a close, Depoitre and Yaremchuk came close to getting an opening goal, but neither were able to score. After half time there were few good chances, until, with ten minutes left, Kums scored with a screamer into the top right corner. Standard could not find their way back into the game, so the Buffalos celebrated the end of 2019 with an important away win.

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KAA Gent and Club Brugge share the spoils

The top game of Matchday 20 between KAA Gent and league leaders Club Brugge ended in a 1-1 draw. Mignolet was the busier of the two keepers in an intense first half, but the Buffalos could not find the back of the net. Then, after half time, it was the visitors who went ahead through a header from Dennis—their first effort on target. Gent fought back and got a deserved equalizer through Odjidja, and almost won it when Kums' volley struck the bar. But there were to be no more goals, so the game ended all square.

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KAA Gent suffer undeserved loss away at KV Oostende

The Buffalos dominated the first half hour of the game away at KV Oostende, and Depoitre put them into a deserved lead. Out of nowhere, Oostende got back on level terms through Hjulsager. After the break, Vargas headed the home side in front. The Buffalos then searched hard for an equaliser, and made plenty of opportunities, but were foiled by a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Ondoa. So the game ended 2-1, leaving Gent ruing their missed chances to pick up at least a point.

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KAA Gent through as group winners after 2-1 win against Olexandriya

In their final group match in the UEFA Europa League, the Buffalos retained top spot in Group I. Depoitre scored twice in the opening 15 minutes, both thanks to assists from Bezus. Gent pressed further before the break, but could not add to their tally. Olexandriya were the stronger side after half time. Miroshnichenko pulled one back, and the visitors made more chances, but the Buffalos held firm. So Gent finish top of the group, with an impressive 12 points out of a possible 18, and are through to the last 32.

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KAA Gent enjoy comfortable 2-0 win over Zulte Waregem

The Buffalos got off to a flyer against SV Zulte Waregem, with Bezus scoring a screamer with just two minutes gone. Gent then continued to cut through the opposition's defence, and Yaremchuk hit the back of the net twice, but both goals were ruled out for offside. For Yaremchuk it proved to be third time lucky, as his goal from Odjidja's assist did stand. Larin thought he had pulled one back for the visitors, but this was also adjudged offside. There were more chances after the break, with substitute Mbayo hitting the post, but no goals. So Gent celebrate yet another home triumph, and remain in the top three.

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