Genk miss a chance to up the pressure

In football, Anderlecht's main title challengers KRC Genk have missed an excellent chance to up the pressure on the Brussels club. KRC Genk failed to beat Sint-Truiden in the Limburg derby and are now three points behind league leaders Anderlecht. Both teams are equal on played matches now.

Yesterday evening saw a total of 5 matches which had been postponed earlier. KRC Genk received Sint-Truiden in the local derby and were the hot favourites to win the game and reduce the gap with leaders Anderlecht to just one point.

RC Genk went 1-0 up when striker Elyaniv Barda scored after only 9 minutes of play (big photo). Genk had the better chances in the first half but missed several opportunities. The league's top scorer Jelle Vossen saw how his attempt stranded on the post (small photo).

STVV's Nils Schouterden stunned the hosts just before the break. It was Sint-Truiden's first real attempt to score: 1-1. After the break, Genk upped the pressure but they didn't have as many opportunities as in the first half. Moreover, STVV were dangerous on the counter-attack.

Lokeren are back in business

In other action on Wednesday evening, Lokeren beat Cercle Brugge (photo: Lokeren players celebrating) to move into the top 6 again. Teams finishing in the top 6 at the end of the regular competition, will play in play-off 1 to fight it out for the title and European football next season.

For Lokeren, it was the first win in 6 matches. Benji De Ceulaer scored the winning goal for the East Flemings just after the break (2-1).

Another contender for the top 6 is KV Mechelen. "Malinwa", as the club is dubbed, downed KV Kortrijk 1-0 thanks to a Julien Gorius effort early in the second half.

In the fight against relegation, Charleroi received a mental boost beating Germinal Beerschot 2-0. Still, Charleroi have a lot of work to do. They remain bottom-of-the-table, five points behind Lierse.

Eupen missed a good chance to move up the table as they got whipped by Zulte Waregem. The club from the German-speaking eastern part of Belgium remain in the danger zone, 3 points above Lierse.