Anderlecht have a narrow escape against Beerschot

In football, Anderlecht only moved past Beerschot in the final minutes of the game. In the other match scheduled late on Sunday, Standard missed a penalty and were kept to a draw against Cercle Bruges.
Guillaume Gillet has just scored the winning-goal for Anderlecht.

Anderlecht looked set for a comfortable win when leading 2-0 after 36 minutes. The Brussels club had the match under control when the unthinkable happened 20 minutes into the second half.

Beerschot pulled one back, and next also got a penalty. Hernan Losada, a former Anderlecht player, equalised from the spot. However, Beerschot Argentine playmaker was sent off minutes later after a second bookable offence.

Anderlecht suddenly had to work hard for their money again in order to avoid dropping points at home. It was winger Guillaume Gillet who made it 3-2 on 88 minutes, tapping in the ball at the second post.

Standard de Liège, last season's runners-up, were unable to squeeze past Cercle Bruges, the revelations of the new season. The hosts had the better chances and even got a penalty, but Franck Berrier saw his attempt stopped by Cercle goalkeeper Bram Verbist (photo). Final score: 0-0.

The top 7 after 8 rounds of play:

  1. Club Bruges 18 points
  2. Anderlecht     17
  3. AA Gent          16
  4. Cercle Bruges 15
  5. KRC Genk      13
  6. RAEC Mons    12
  7. Standard          12