Cercle de Bruges lost 1-0 to Standard de Liège on the first day of the Jupiler Pro League on Saturday night in Sclessin.
Cercle de Bruges suffered against Standard de Liège but had a few chances at the very end of the game. “We are starting the season with a defeat but keep the positive, namely that we were well in place despite the many chances of Standard,” said Jérémy Taravel. “We had difficulties on the last passes and it’s a shame. But leaving Sclessin with a 1-0 defeat is not bad,” said the captain of the Vert et Noir.
Like last season, the Bruges club started the season with a defeat and against Standard again. “A defeat is never good for morale either, but you have to keep the positive and keep working hard. We have seen some interesting things and we will improve,” said the 33-year-old center-back who referred to Avenatti’s fault. “The referee has decided not to sanction and I respect his decision even if I do not agree with him. The VAR is there for that. It is football, there are shots,” concluded the French.