Tau returns as Brugge advance in cup

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Percy Tau's Club Brugge advanced to the quarter-finals of the Belgian Cup securing a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over KV Oostende on Wednesday evening.

After being left out of Brugge's last two games in the domestic league and the UEFA Champions League, Bafana Bafana attacker Percy Tau finally made it back to the starting line-up.

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However, the visitors got off to a bad start after Idrissa Sylla fired Oostende to an early lead in just the third minute of the match.

Philippe Clement's charges nearly got back to the game in the 24th minute after a swerving cross from Krepin Diatta hit the woodwork, while Tau saw his header saved on the rebound goalkeeper Joseph Ondoa.

After spells of no big action in the final third, Clement withdrew Tau nine minutes into the second-half and brought on young striker Lois Openda.

Brugge were managed to get back on level terms with 17 minutes remaining courtesy of a great strike by Diatta, before Oostende were reduced to ten men a minute later after Vieux Yakhya Sane received a second yellow card.

Brugge threatend to snatch a late winner in the closing minutes but they were denied by Ondoa, who ensured the sides to to extra-time after finishing one goal apiece in regulation time.

It was more of the same in extra-time as the game went to penalties, where Brugge reigned supreme with Simon Mignolet saving two spot-kicks.

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