Noa Lang livened up his return to Club Brugge on Sunday with a magnificent goal against Anderlecht (2-1 defeat). Afterwards, the various analysts are full of praise for the Dutch tastemaker, who recently had to leave the youth European Championship due to a knee injury and who was feared that he would have to rehabilitate for months. The once again outstanding Lang is even described as a ‘phenomenon’.
The Belgian sports journalist Peter Vandenbempt has been enjoying Lang’s achievements in Bruges to the full throughout the season. “He remains a phenomenon”, it sounded on Sunday evening Eleven Sports. “This is why Philippe Clement (coach Bruges, ed.) Immediately brought him back in. He still puts the ball in the far corner between all those players.” Lang struck in the 53rd minute of the top match against Anderlecht. The winger cut out Albert Sambi Lokonga, then turned away from Elias Cobbaut and put the ball in the far corner in a controlled manner. Unfortunately for the mercenary, it was not enough to give Bruges a victory in Brussels.
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Just like Vandenbempt, former player Gert Verheyen is full of praise for the development that Lang is going through in Bruges. “He didn’t need any help with that goal and forced it all on his own. Past Lokonga with a cap movement, a pirouette to eliminate Cobbaut and put it in next to the post. His seventh or eighth touch in seven or eight minutes. some luck, but of course you also have to have the guts and the quality. ” The last news Lang also saw excel against Anderlecht and as a reward the winger rented out by Ajax receives the highest score from the Belgian newspaper: 8.
Despite the defeat against Anderlecht, Bruges remains the undisputed leader in the Pro League, with 73 points from 33 matches. Number two Racing Genk is behind by no less than seventeen points. Lang and his associates have one more game ahead of the regular season: against Royal Excel Mouscron on April 18. After that, the points in the play-offs for the Belgian national title are halved.
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