Today we travel to the Flemish coast to view KV Oostende – Standard Liege and the Bruges City derby between Cercle and Club. This is an ideal combination to visit, because it’s just a 30 minute drive from Ostend to Bruges.
Due to the good weather we left in time. Ostend is a tourist attraction because of the many street art and its location. It is perfect to stay with a temperature of 20 degrees or higher. You can enjoy a beer with a sea view, so that’s what we did including some nice seafood before we went to the Versluys Arena. The Standard supporters traveled to Ostend in large numbers and the home team presented a tifo in return.
It was a good game to watch with opportunities back and forth, the halftime score was therefore in balance 1-1. The second half showed Standard why they play at the top of the Jupiler Pro League and scored no less than 3 goals. The game ended in 1-4. Great support from the Ultras Inferno and a good awayday for them.
After the game, it was time to drive from Ostend to Bruges for the Bruges City Derby. Cercle was playing at home and we had tickets between the ultras.
When we arrived at the Jan Breydel Stadium, where Cercle and Club both play their home matches, the atmosphere was already pumped. The Club Brugge fans are having a party on the parking lot before entering the sold-out ‘away’ section. While the home fans having some drinks in front of their main stand. About 15 minutes before the start of the match most fans entered the stadium, you could already feel the tensed derby atmosphere. And when the players arrived on the pitch, the Jan Breydel Stadium was lit on fire by lots of pyro.
After 12 minutes, the Cercle supporters came back with a pyroshow again and showed a stolen banner from their rival Club Brugge. This banner was set on fire and then thrown into the stands.. This led to a number of burnt seats, which also caused the stand to burn.
The Cercle supporters took the opportunity with songs like “Cercle on fire, your defense is terrified, Cercle on fire!” The fire brigade was involved to extinguish the fire.
In the end there was a reason for a party in the away sector, the supporters of Club Brugge were the happiest this evening, as their team played a solid game and won the derby with 0-2.
A beautiful Bruges city derby that exceeded expectations due to the enormous amounts of pyro!
This derby was on fire!