Genk takes all three points

The final two of this weekends matches in Belgian football’s First Division were played on Sunday evening. Racing Genk got the season off to a good start with a 2-1 home win against Germinal Beerschot. Earlier Cercle Brugge drew one all with Sporting Charleroi.

Racing Genk started the new season with a well-earned home win against Germinal Beerschot. Jelle Vossen’s second goal of the evening five minutes from time proved enough to give the Limburgers victory.

Racing Genk seized the initiative from the outset.

However, the home side fell behind after their former player Faris Haroun put Germinal Beerschot one up on eight minutes.

The Rat’s joy was short lived though as Jelle Vossen levelled the score just six minutes later.

Kevin De Bruyne had a good chance to put Genk ahead, but his free kick went just wide.

The first half was a bad tempered affair at times and referee Nzolo dished out no fewer during the first half.

Genk gradually took command in the second half and pushed Germinal Beerschot back into their own half.

A second yellow card for Tomislav Mikulic saw Germinal Beerschot go down to ten men and it was over and out for the Rats six minutes later when Jelle Vossen (photo) scored the winning goal for Racing Genk.

All square in Bruges

The match between Cercle Brugge and Sporting Charleroi ended in a one all draw.

Cercle lead for almost an hour after a twenty-fourth minute goal by Reynaldo.

The West Flemings seemed to be heading for victory.

However, a Moussa Gueye goal nine minutes from time saw Charleroi draw level.