KAA Gent made a lightning start on matchday 4 of the UEFA Europa League when Coulibaly scored a header after only 20 seconds. Gent dominated the first 35 minutes, but Shakhtar managed to turn the game around in the last ten minutes before the break. A penalty from Marlos, a strike from Taison and Stepanenko's header made it 1-3. The second half brought more goals, two for each team. Perbet and Milicevic scored for the Buffalo's, but Fred and Ferreyra sealed the 3-5 win for Shakhtar.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck announced his selection for the match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday. This selection constists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck has announced his selection for the UEFA Europa League game against SC Braga on Thursday. The selection consists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
On 31 October 1900, today exactly 116 years ago, KAA Gent was founded as the football department of the Association Athlétique La Gantoise (the Ghent Athletic Association, AAG). Its founders were Hector Priem and Auguste Van de Kerckhove. The AAG was a Ghent-based multi-sports association, which was born in 1864 as the Société Gantoise de Gymnastique and merged in 1891 with the Association Athlétique. In 1914 the association was conferred a royal warrant and was permitted, from that moment on, to call itself the Association Royale Athlétique La Gantoise (ARAG). In 1972 the name was changed to its Dutch counterpart: Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent, or KAA Gent.
In a balanced first half Coulibaly missed a few chances for Gent, while Mechelen found Thoelen on their way. Afer the break the game could go both ways, but it was Filipovic who scored in the scrimmage after a corner. In the final minutes of the game Asare received a contested red card and Vitas didn't hesitate to convert the penalty to secure the three points for the home team.
KAA Gent has regained a spot in the top-six after a 1-0 win against Standard de Liège. Coulibaly made the difference in the second half when he headed a corner into the net. Gent kept its clean sheet and jumped over Standard to the fifth place in the ranking.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck announced his selection for the match against Standard on Thursday. This selection constists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck announced his selection for for the away game at YR KV Mechelen on Sunday. This selection constists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
Away at Eupen, Milicevic put Gent in the lead from the penalty spot. Davidzada was sent off in the second half, but Neto managed to double the lead by finishing off a fast counterattack. Sylla scored with a rebound and in the 90th minute Cases scored a controversial equaliser. In the injury time a header from Coulibaly went over the line, but the goal was not awarded. In the very end Taulemesse turned the game around with a winning strike in the left corner, leaving Gent empty-handed.