KAA Gent defeated Cercle Brugge 3-0 in the Belgian Cup final on Saturday evening. It was the third time in the history of the Ghent-based side that they have won the competition.
Elimane Coulibaly gave Gent the lead in the 36th minute and Mbaye Leye doubled the advantage in the second half. Gent wrapped up the victory in injury time when Christophe Grondin netted the ball.
Cercle Brugge were playing in their first Belgian Cup final since 1996. However, the defeat will not affect their participation in the Europa League as Gent have already secured Champions League qualification, meaning that the Europa League spot reserved for the Cup winners will be taken up by Bruges-based side.
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