way through the first half Vleminckx came close to opening the scoring for Club. However, Mandanda saved his header.
The Charleroi keeper saved the day again on the half hour when he saved a blistering shot from Refaelov. Club Brugge claimed a penalty ten minutes before half time after Vadis Odjidja was brought down by Francis N'ganga inside the box.
However, the referee waved play on. Charlerloi went down to 10 men just before half time after Rossini (photo) was sent off for elbowing Hoefkens. The half ended goalless.
One goal, three points
Sporting Charleroi was weakened by being a man down. Despite good work by Mandanda, it was only going tob e a matter of time before the West Flemings scored. Score they did on 53 minutes through Vleminckx.
Club Brugge could have gone two-up three minutes later when they were awarded a penalty. However Bacca failed to convert the spot kick. Badibanga had a couple of good chances to score at the other end.
However it was not to be and the score remained 1-0 to Club Brugge. Club Brugge is now 5th in the league with 28 points from 17 games. Sporting Charleroi is 14th with 15 points.
Dubious penalty salvages point for OHL
A penalty in the second minutes on injury time was enough to salvage a point for Oud Heverlee Leuven in their home game against Racing Genk on Sunday evening. Racing Genk took the lead on 20 minutes through Glynor Plet.
The Limburgers seemed to have the match pretty much under control, although they were unable to widen the score.
This came to cost them dear when Pouga was judged to have been brought down inside the box.
OHL’s top-scorer made no mistake with his spot kick and he levelled the score seconds before the final whistle.
The result sees Racing Genk remain in 4th place with 29 points from 17 games. OH Leuven is 8th with 25 points.