Club Brugge 1-1 Fiorentina: Player Ratings

Final Score: Club Brugge 1-1 Fiorentina

Club Brugge Player Ratings: Ordonez and Vanaken Shine, Mechele’s Blunder Costs Them Dear

Mignolet 6: A busy first half for the keeper, who made a crucial save from Nico Gonzalez. Kept his team in the game with several more stops, but couldn’t keep out Beltran’s penalty.

Odoi 5.5: Played in a fluid role between defense and midfield, but struggled more in the second half. Replaced by Nusa in the 86th minute.

Mechele 4.5: His performance was a tale of two halves. Solid at the back for most of the game, but his late foul on Nzola conceded the penalty that knocked Brugge out.

Ordonez 6.5: A gritty display from the center-back, who was on a yellow card from the early stages. Made a number of crucial blocks, especially in the second half.

Sabbe 5.5: Not always adventurous going forward, and had trouble dealing with Kouamé. His struggles intensified in the second half.

Vetlesen 6: The more defensively-minded of the two midfielders, he did his job well enough. Replaced by Zinckernagel in the 70th minute.

Vanaken 6.5: The brains of the Belgian midfield, he dictated the tempo of the game with his passing. Provided the assist for De Cuyper’s goal and almost scored the winner himself in the dying moments.

De Cuyper 6: Had his hands full with Dodò on the left flank, but got forward well when he could. Scored the opening goal but faded badly after the break.

Skoras 5: Started on the right wing but didn’t offer much in the final third. Had a chance to double Brugge’s lead in the first half but was thwarted by Dodò. Offered next to nothing in the second half. Replaced by Nielsen in the 86th minute.

Thiago 5.5: A hardworking performance from the No. 99, who roamed all over the attacking line and helped out in defense when needed. However, he found himself increasingly isolated as the game wore on.

Jutgla 5: Like the other attacking midfielder, he was neither clinical nor creative.

Coach – Nicky Hayen 5.5: Brugge’s elimination was a fair result, as they conceded dominance to Fiorentina after taking the lead. A costly mistake in the final minute sealed their fate.

Fiorentina Player Ratings: Nzola the Hero, Beltran Seals the Deal, Dodo Shines

Terracciano 6.5: His short pass led to Brugge’s opening goal. Had little to do until the final minutes, when he made a crucial save from Vanaken.

Dodo 7: The only Fiorentina player to not struggle at the back in the first half, his one-on-one save was particularly impressive. Defensively solid and offered good attacking support.

Milenkovic 5.5: Going through a tough personal time, he had a few shaky moments but ultimately came through the game.

Martinez Quarta 5: His marking was too loose on De Cuyper for the Belgian’s goal. Often praised for his goalscoring, this time he made a mistake.

Biraghi 6: Far from perfect when pushing up with the line, he kept De Cuyper onside for the opening goal. Improved in the second half and hit a thunderous shot that crashed off the crossbar.

Arthur 6: More noticeable as a destroyer than a playmaker, he made a crucial interception and sent Gonzalez through on goal. Ran out of gas and was substituted.

Duncan 6: A solid replacement for Arthur, providing energy and physicality. With the score level at 1-1, there was less need for creativity.

Mandragora 6: Had the first shot of the game, but it was off target. A tireless runner in midfield, but his work rate sometimes affected his decision-making.

Gonzalez 5.5: Had the best chance of the first half with a left-footed shot that beat Mignolet. Improved after the break and created a few promising opportunities.

Beltran 6.5: Deployed as a trequartista rather than his usual midfield role, he almost scored from Gonzalez’s pass. After a few mistakes, he converted the crucial penalty to make it 1-1.

Ranieri sv: Not enough time to make an impact.

Kouame 6.5: Unlucky not to score with a left-footed curler just before half-time. Doubled the lead with a header in the second half: deserved more.

Belotti 5.5: Scored on his return to the starting lineup in the first leg and was looking to repeat the feat in Belgium. Battled hard, but was largely isolated upfront.

Nzola 7: Looked much sharper and made a big impact in Bruges, winning the decisive penalty for the equalizer after already scoring the winner in the first leg.

Coach – Vincenzo Italiano 6.5: Fiorentina started with great intensity and caution, but conceded from Brugge’s only shot on target. They then pushed forward relentlessly in search of the equalizer, with the woodwork (three times!) denying them on several occasions. If this is indeed his last season at Fiorentina, he has the chance to bow out with a trophy.

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