Club Brugge win Champions League tie, Brussels clubs play this evening

Club Brugge win Champions League tie, Brussels clubs play this evening
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Last season's Belgian Pro League champions Club Brugge debuted their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen last night, while Brussels clubs Anderlecht and Union Saint-Gilloise will play their European ties tonight.

After a mixed start to their defence of last year's league title, Club Brugge and new coach Carl Hoefkens soothed any doubts fans may have had by beating German side Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in the first match of Group B in the Champions League.

They have 19-year-old centre-back Loubadhe Abakar Sylla to thank for the win, who took advantage of a mistake by the German team's goalkeeper to score the only goal of the match at the 42nd minute of the tie.

Also part of the victorious side last night was Casper Nielsen, the Danish midfielder who joined the Belgian champions from Brussels side Union Saint-Gilloise this summer.

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His former club face Union Berlin in the Europa League at 18:45 tonight, after having been knocked out the Champions League

Their city rivals Anderlecht face Danish side Silkeborg in the Europa Conference League at the same time tonight, hoping to accrue more points than during their 2-2 draw against OH Leuven in the league on Sunday.

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