Having lost the first leg 1-0, Franky Vercauteren's men turned the tie around with a 3-1 win in the return leg with a late penalty from Irvin Cardona >>>> CERCLE CHAMPION.
Vadim Vasilyev, Vice-President & CEO of AS Monaco: "I'd first of all like to congratulate the first team squad, the staff and everyone at Cercle Bruges, who have worked hard for this promotion. After keeping the club up last season, the aim was to break into the top flight and we are delighted that the objective has been achieved so quickly. The acquisition of Cercle Bruges must contribute to the development of our young talents, and their presence in the Belgian First Division, a high quality league, will serve to accelerate that process. It's hugely satisfying."