September 23, 2023


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Belgium Experiences a Renaissance, Goes Undefeated in International Club Competitions

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The only nation with undefeated clubs internationally is Belgium which is a great feat for the nation that has a very weak last season. Recently, the country has fallen out of the list of contenders for top spots in Europe, but this season seems to be completely different with not a single loss in the Champions League, Europe League, or Conference League.

Belgium’s clubs are on fire!

Brugge is the most notable performer among other clubs. Representing Belgium in the Champions League, the club won decisively against Porto defeating Portuguese soundly in a 4-0 match at home. Bayer Leverkusen also suffered a defeat from Brugge.

At the same time, the Royale Union Saint-Gilloise has been doing fine in Europa League with victories over Union Berlin and Malmo. Both were struggles but the Belgians managed to come out on top in both bouts.

The Conference League where the nation is represented by AA Gent and Anderlecht is also quieted by thunderous performances of Belgians. Both clubs managed to avoid defeats despite being pushed against the wall in two games out of six. 

It looks like a complete revival

The last season was very underwhelming for Belgium. With Anderlecht eliminated from the Conference League early, Genk and Antwerp being knocked out of the Europa League during the group stage, and even Brugge leaving the Champions League without a chance at appearing in the knockout phase, Belgian fans were disappointed and felt that the nation’s football is in a deep hole without any hope to return.

Now, the country has 5,200 coefficient points in Europe putting the nation in the 5th place in the European ranking with only Portugal and Spain ranked higher. It is a big achievement for the country that gave up on any international aspirations during the 2021-2022 season. It may be the time Belgians return to their glory.

Brugge looks especially good with Ferran Jutgla, Andreas Olsen, Eduard Sobol, and Casper Nielsen performing excellently. It seems that the club has a chance of going very deep in the Champions League and upsetting many favorites!This post is brought to you by Avram Grant Soccer blog