Anderlecht fielded eight new stars and got off to a good start displaying attractive football. Jakovenko was first to score for the visiting Brusselers, but that was all that Anderlecht could manage. Ibou equalised for OHL.
VRT's Sporza had a journalist at the match to record the telling words of the Anderlecht coach. John van den Brom's verdict on the match: "We could have won, but so could OHL."
In other games Lierse thrashed Cercle Brugge away 3 - 0, Kortrijk beat Waasland Beveren 2 - 1 and Beerschot beat Charleroi 2 - 0.
In Sunday play Standard beat KV Mechelen 3 – 2 with goals from Buyens, Ezekiel, Gonzalez (penalty), Junker and Enevoldsen.
Anderlecht top the Belgian first division ahead of Standard and Club Brugge. Cercle and Waasland Beveren are bottom.