Wednesday proved to be a rough old night for the Belgian top tier as two of the Jupiler League’s most venerable clubs were sent packing from the domestic cup by amateur opposition.
Both Club Brugge and Standard Liege came in at the sixth-round stage of the Croky Cup and were promptly knocked back out again in their maiden fixtures after suffering shock losses against KMSK Deinze and Royal Knokke respectively.
Brugge lost 2-0 to Deinze…
FT: Club verslikt zich in een gretig Deinze en verliest met 2-0. Zo zit de bekercampagne er jammer genoeg al vroegtijdig op. Zaterdag herpakken in de derby tegen Cercle! #DeiClu #CrokyCup pic.twitter.com/nMFiK2pKpa
— Club Brugge KV (@ClubBrugge) 26 September 2018
While Standard ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline against Knokke…
— Standard de Liège (@Standard_RSCL) 26 September 2018
Just to make matters worse, Standard were the defending champions having won the Croky Cup in 2017/18 (having seen of Club Brugge in the semis).
Yeesh. Seems like whatever Manchester United had against Derby was contagious.