Tau's Brugge advance in UCL qualifiers

Percy Tau saw red as Club Brugge advanced to the next round of UEFA Champions League qualifiers following a 3-3 draw Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday evening.

Brugge, who were carrying a narrow lead from the first-leg, went with the same attacking formation as last week with Bafana Bafana's Tau featuring prominently.

The hosts though levelled the tie through Vitaliy Buyalskyi on five minutes with a supply from Vitaliy Mykolenko.

Backed by a boisterous home crowd, Kyiv put the Belgians under relentless pressure afterwards with a number of bodies in the attacking third.

With seven minutes to halftime, the Belgians regained the lead in the tie after Simon Deli connected with Ruud Vormer to nod home easily.

At the break, Kyiv introduced the game’s first change in Carlos de Pena who came on in place of Oleksandr Andriyevskyi. Kyiv regained the lead five minutes in through Volodymyr Shepelev, who displayed composure to finish inside the area.

Brugge quickly changed their formula two minutes later, as Senegal’s Krepin Diatta came on for Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis.

Kyiv were brought down to ten-man after defender Mykyta Burda was given a second yellow for a strong challenge in the last eight minutes. Within two minutes, Brugge reduced to 10 men after Tau was given his second yellow card,

Brugge levelled on 88 minutes after Vormer turned from provider to finish off a wide delivery inside the centre of the area, but Kyiv hit back via an own-goal from Brandon Mechele deep into time added on.

With seconds remaining, Brugge responded when Diatta set-up Lois Openda, who made no mistake to firme home the equaliser to seal a 4-3 aggregate victory.

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