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Cercle set up Gent final

Published: Saturday 27 March 2010, 1.25CET
The Belgian Cup final on 15 May will feature Cercle Brugge KSV and KAA Gent after both came through the second legs of their last-four ties to knock out KSV Roeselare and KV Mechelen.
Cercle set up Gent final
Michel Preud'homme's Gent are through ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 27 March 2010, 1.25CET

Cercle set up Gent final

The Belgian Cup final on 15 May will feature Cercle Brugge KSV and KAA Gent after both came through the second legs of their last-four ties to knock out KSV Roeselare and KV Mechelen.

Cercle Brugge KSV will take on KAA Gent in the Belgian Cup final on 15 May in Brussells.

Having beaten KSV Roeselare 3-0 in the first leg of their semi-final, Cercle increased their advantage three minutes into the away return through Jelle Vossen. However, their lead was whittled away with two Mama Dissa goals either side of a Jeremy Huyghebaert strike putting Roeselare back in the tie with 19 minutes left but after Damir Mirvić's 79th-minute dismissal for the home side, Cercle were able to reach their first final since 1996.

There they will meet their fellow two-time cup winners Gent. They welcomed KV Mechelen for their second leg with the scoreline at 2-2 and Gent went ahead in the 38th minute through Elimane Coulibaly's diagonal shot. Adnan Čustović was sent off for Gent on the hour mark but Michel Preud'homme's side are through. A UEFA Europa League berth is on offer, though Cercle could clinch one by winning the second tier of Eerste Klasse play-offs while Gent lie third at the start of the championship group.

 

Last updated: 27/03/10 14.35CET

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