On thursday the 23rd of February at 9:05 PM, over 7000 Buffalos will be in London to watch our return fixture of the Round of 32 of the Europa League in Wembley. For this game, the club received more tickets than ussual because of the excellent reputation of our home, as well as our away fans. You've always been the best ambassadors for our club and city. However, each country is different and its police acts in a different way than ours. This is why we give some advice in order to celebrate our Ghentennial, our hundredth European game, in the best possible way. We know our trip to Wembley will be a grand celebration but there is no harm in pointing out some important focus points.
The game between Standard de Liège and KAA Gent was a hard-fought battle that ended in a 1-1 draw. After a good start from Standard, KAA Gent took over control but Sa managed to score just before the break for Standard. After the break, KAA Gent was the better team and they proved it when Stefan Mitrovic scored the equaliser at the 51st minute. Both team tried to win the game but it stayed 1-1.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck has announced his selection for the Jupiler Pro League game against R Standard de Liège on Sunday afternoon. The selection contains 22 names, four of them will not make it into the final selection.
KAA Gent beat the Spurs 1-0 in the Ghelamco Arena during the first leg of the Round of 32 of the Europa League. In a well-balanced first half, neither of the teams managed to score. After the break, Perbet opened the score with Milicevic producing the assist. Later in the game, Lloris managed to deflect a well-placed shot from Milicevic onto the post and the Spurs couldn't produce an equaliser.
In the third and final part of our Facts and Figures about our Round of 32 against Tottenham, we take a look at some impressive stats of our Buffalos during the groupstage.
This morning, our Buffalos trained one last time before their Europa League game against Tottenham. You can watch the pictures of today's training and the press conference below.
Jeremy Taravel is being loaned out (with an option to buy) until the end of the season to Swiss side FC Sion.
Today we take a look at some facts about our English opponent Tottenham Hotspur. This is part 2 of our Facts and Figures about our Europa League Round of 32 games against Spurs.
On Thursday we will play our Round of 32 of the Europa League against Tottenham Hotspur. Until then, we will post some facts and figures about our group stage and our opponent. This is part one. KAA Gent KAA Gent and Tottenham Hotspur will play for the first time against each other. KAA nt played 10 games this campaign and won 5. On the day of the first leg fixture, the Belgian coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck will celebrate his 53rd Birthday. It will be his 19th European game for Gent. KAA Gent will play their 99th European game on Thursday night. They will play their hundredth European game in the mythical Wembley Stadium. KAA Gent only played against one English opponent, West Ham United in 1964/65. Both teams qualified for the Europacup II through their domestic cups in 1964. KAA Gent was the first Belgian team to qualify for a European cup through the Belgian cup (more information in Wigwam n.4 p.36 "Terugspeelbal: de Gantoise op Engelse bodem"). The first leg was played in Ghent on the 23rd of September 1964 and ended in 0-1 win for West Ham. The second leg was played in Upton Park, London on the 7th of October 1964 and ended in a 1-1 draw. West Ham United eliminated KAA Gent and eventually won the cup.
A KAA Gent side that played too many lateral passes and lacked pace in the game and a very defensive Eupen side assured a scoreless 0-0 after the first half. Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic however breathed a sigh of relief after a Luis Garcia free kick passed inches away from his goal post in that same first half. Gent forward Kalifa Coulibaly's header was denied by an excellent save by Eupen goalkeeper Van Crombrugge. The second half brought more excitement. Luis Garcia hit the goal post for Eupen after another free kick. On the other side of the pitch Eupen goalkeeper Van Crombrugge kept his team going after an incredible save on a spectacular bicycle kick of captain Nana Asare. Gent tried to make the winning goal with a final push in the last 15 minutes but to no avail. In injury time Eupen even managed the winner (Onyekuru: 0-1) after a fatal mistake by Lovre Kalinic. A harsh punishment for a goalkeeper that saved his team many times before, including in this game.
Voetbal in de stad steps up a gear. In the Nieuw Gent neighbourhood our communitydepartment will soon open a new community house. ‘Bij Pino’ will be an accessible meeting place at the Rerum Novarumplein containing a coffee bar, a workshop and a share store.
All available tickets for Gent fans for the Europa League game against Tottenham at Wembley Stadium are sold out. This means we'll go to Wembley with about 7000 fans to support our Buffalos!
The renewed fanshop is made to look like a pitch. You enter through the first goal and walk along the players' running lines. There's a seat to rest on the centre spot as well as a miniature stand. Paying at the checkout rounds up the experience as the desks are designed as a second goal.
KAA Gent won the Battle of Flanders against leader Club Brugge with 2-0. The first half saw chances created at both ends, but goal keepers Kalinic and Butelle were on hand to save their team. AA Gent started the second half at a furious pace. Simon hit the post, but then Kubo put the home side one up from a beautifully placed free-kick. KAA Gent remained in control and Coulibaly’s injury time goal finally put the game beyond Club Brugge’s reach. Thanks to this win, the Buffalos scored 3 important points in the battle to reach Play Off 1.