Anderlecht take the lead as play-offs approach

As we enter the last final straight in the run up to the play-offs Anderlecht has taken the top spot in the Belgian First Division. The Brussels team could only manage a draw away at Eupen, while their rivals Racing Genk were trounced at home 2 - 0 by Westerlo.

Anderlecht played for the first time without goal-getter Boussoufa. Eupen held Anderlecht to a 1 - 1 draw. The relegation candidate may still be able to avoid the play-downs.

Racing Genk started the weekend's sport action at the top of the First Division, but was defeated at home by Westerlo that stacked up two goals in the final ten minutes.

At the bottom of the First Division Germinal Beerschot managed a draw against KV Mechelen. Mechelen went into the lead late in this match, but Bart Goor managed to equalise. The draw means that Mechelen is still uncertain of a place in Play Off I.

Lokeren vs. Lierse was a 1 - 1 draw too. Lierse ended the match with ten players on the field and is still in danger of relegation.

AA Gent missed many chances against Cercle Brugge, but Mboyo secured victory tanks to a quick goal.

Club Brugge convincingly beat KV Kortrijk 4 - 1. Two of the goals came from Persic, who now approaches Vossen in the race for top scorer.

Sint-Truiden is now certain of extending their stay in the First Division. They beat Zulte Waregem 2 - 1 away. The result meant the end of a particularly nail-biting season for coach Brepoels.

The Charleroi - Standard match had to be halted several times because of riotous behaviour by the crowd. Standard eventually won 2 - 0.