Ryan penalty drama as Brugge power into Cup final

Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan saved a penalty as Club Brugge qualified for the Belgian Cup final after a 3-2 win over Cercle Brugge on Wednesday night.

Playing only his second game back in Belgium since the Asian Cup, Ryan saved Richard Sukuta-Pasu’s 74th minute spotkick, but the Cercle man netted from the rebound.

The Aussie shot-stopper also played a part in scoring goals, releasing Jose Izquierdo who set up Boli Bolingoli Mbombo for the opener on 45 minutes.

Club Brugge’s 3-2 win completed an 8-3 aggregate triumph in the semi-final.

They will now face either Anderlecht or Gent in the Belgian Cup decider on March 21.

Elsewhere overnight, Aziz Behich was absent as Bursaspor defeated Istanbul Basaksehir 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Turkish Cup quarter-finals.

After debuting at right-back, Chris Herd played 64 minutes in midfield for Wigan in a 3-0 loss away to Nottingham Forest.

Mile Jedinak was absent with a sore ankle as Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with Newcastle.