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Cercle closes the 2021-2022 season with a 4-1 friendly win against Virton

On Thursday afternoon, Cercle won a friendly against Virton 4-1. Hotic, Vanhoutte, Braem and Velkovski scored for the Groen-Zwart.

Just before kick-off, Dino Hotic was awarded the Pop-poll by a delegation from the supporters' association d'Echte, having been named the player of the season.

And the player of the season was immediately into the fray: after Cercle took control of the game, there were quickly chances for Denkey and Utkus. But it was Hotic who cut in from the right and kicked the ball into the roof of the net, making it 1-0 for Cercle. The Groen-Zwart was clearly the better team and created even more chances, but attempts by Denkey and Van Der Bruggen, among others, failed to find the target. At the other end, Virton were dangerous from a corner, but an attentive Warleson prevented a goal. Cercle and Virton headed in from halftime with the score 1-0.

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At the start of the second half, Cercle immediately were looking for more goals. This happened fairly quickly when Vanhoutte popped up at the far post and was able to turn in a cross from Decostere, making it 2-0. Cercle really had things under control, but still would concede a goal to Virton, after Axel Vitris curled the ball nicely past Langenbick into goal, 2-1.

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It was no problem, though for Cercle and substitute Stan Braem, who has been trialling at Cercle in recent weeks. In his debut match for Cercle, he immediately found the net. On a cross from Velkovsky, Braem was in the right place to make it 3-1. 4-1 was the final score, when a deflected free kick by Velkovsky ended up in the back of the net.

It was thus a nice victory to deliver a good end to a great season for Cercle. On Friday the players and staff members will be on break until the beginning of June.


Cercle Brugge: Warleson (Langenbick 60’), Vitinho (Decostere 46’), Utkus (Ravych 60’), Daland ( Popovic 60'), Miangue (Corryn 60’), Lopes Da Silva (Smets 60’), Van Der Bruggen (Velkovski 46’), Vanhoutte ( Martlé 60’), Hotic (Kanouté 46’), Denkey (Braem 60’) & Sampers (Ganvoula 60’)

Goals: Hotic (1-0), Vanhoutte (2-0), Vitris (2-1), Braem, 3-1 and Velkovski (4-1)

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