Gent are a bit of an unknown team when one considers how much information is spouted about most Champions League clubs on a regular basis. Trailing from the first leg, midway through the second they’re still in the tie.
While Real Madrid and AS Roma might hog the headlines because of the star names on show, Gent are generating interest because of an unusual formation they started with at the Volkswagen Arena.
Needing to score away goals to overturn the tie, Gent started the game with a 4-2-2-2 system, one that we can’t recall seeing very often. Perhaps Gent line up like this every week. If so, let us know, chaps.
Thus far they’re more than holding their own against the Bundesliga heavyweights. As unlikely as a comeback seems, Gent have defeated the odds time and again this season so it’s no surprise to see neutrals rooting for them.
See some reaction to their odd formation below.
Meanwhile, Gent have just stopped giving a sh*t and gone with the 'Reverse T'. pic.twitter.com/hvqxEvNJMj
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 8, 2016
Gent's formation tonight … pic.twitter.com/FOGtTkz2X0
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) March 8, 2016
Gent experimenting with the 'fire drill' formation pic.twitter.com/Q6S7BZYfeC
— Jin Kazama (@MuslimEriksen) March 8, 2016
Gent's formation tonight … pic.twitter.com/HbXDKkmEqn
— Secret Footballer (@TSF) March 8, 2016