Onyedika’s Club Brugge out of Cup, St. Truiden ends 24-year wait for win


Club Brugge returned to competitive action following the World Cup break, but Carl Hoefkens team were seriously lagging as they were blown away by St. Truiden.

In the round of 16 encounter, Club Brugge were roundly beaten at home 4-1 by St. Truiden in their first win over the former since 2015.

The sides had met 14 times since 2015 and in all in the Jupiler League. Wednesday’s clash was the first time the sides faced off in the Cup since 1998.

In that meeting 24 years ago, St. Truiden won 4-0 and history repeated itself in another Cup game.

Although the hosts had taken the lead in the R16 match on Wednesday, St. Truiden fought their way back, Christian Bruls cancelled out Noa Long’s opening goal in the 17th minute.

In the second half it was the visitors all the way, Bruno got a brace (62′,88′) and Hayashi also got on the scorer’s sheet.

Meanwhile, Raphael Onyedika played the entire game and even got booked in the first half, but his team lost.

Onyedika, 21, signed for the Belgian outfit from Denmark despite interests from AC Milan.

He has made 11 league appearances, 5 in the UEFA Champions League and featured for only the second time in the Cup game.

Next up for the Nigerian and his teammates is a date in the Jupiler League against Oud-Heverlee Leuven on Monday.


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