I won, but I’m worried. Club Brugge and Antwerp can’t wait to hear more from Skov Olsen and Balikwisha. The two strong retainers both dropped out with injuries.
Michelle Balikwisha, in particular, is probably absent for a long time. The wing attacker, who has already scored four goals this season, grabbed his butt after a sprint duel. Balikwisha then left the field in tears and with help.
“It doesn’t look very good,” trainer Mark van Bommel later told Eleven Sports. “I think Michelle’s been out for a while.”
Club Brugge were not spared injuries either. In-form Andreas Kopf was forced to be substituted when his Olsen kicked Hamza his Mendil’s ankle before half-time. “For me, that’s the only downside of our game,” said Karl Hofkens.