The first phase of the new Jupiler League competition season will close with the match between Mechelen and Standard Liege. The match will start at 21:30. Standard Liege was imposed in both round and in the second leg of last season with Mechelen. Former team coached by Mircea Rednic has won the last seven direct Mechelen minimum scoring two goals.
Mechelen has had some very big friendly matches this summer. From a total of ten games have won eight of them and losing twice with Leverkusen and Bordeaux superior team in terms of value. Mechelen played with enough weak teams but managed a great victory, 3-1 to Ujpest. Mechelen transfer market has not achieved much but it has not lost any major players.
Standard Liege was qualified for the third round of the Europa League after two wins with the same score 3-1 against KR Reykjavik. Standard was separated from Mircea Rednic and instead was brought Argentine Luzon. During preparation Standard was defeated by Vitesse 1-0 and won 2-1 to Heracles, these being the most important games played. Ben Haim was brought from QPR this summer with two players from Germinal, Zhukov and Ozturk. Yohan Tavares was sold at Chievo while Adrian Cristea was returned home after he expired loan.