Coach in bed, but Genk grab a point

The Belgian football league had two major clashes on Sunday: Club Brugge-Anderlecht (2-2) and Standard-KRC Genk (0-0) late on Sunday. Genk grabbed a point in Liège, despite the squad being robbed of some key players and their coach due to the flu.

The first clash of the titans between Club Brugge and Anderlecht had ended in a 2-all draw on Sunday afternoon. The second clash on "Super Sunday", between Standard and KRC Genk, ended in a goalless draw (0-0). The match saw a lot of scoring opportunities, but the defenders in both teams had the last word.

Genk missed top scorer Jelle Vossen and Benji De Ceulaer in attack due to injury, but also had central defender Jeroen Simaeys, winger Thomas Buffel and Dutch coach Mario Been sidelined with the flu. Mario Been stayed in bed and was replaced by assistant coach Pierre Denier. Been followed the match on TV in his bed, and called the Genk staff during the break to give some advice. It helped KRC Genk to stand strong and resist the Standard pressure to grab a point.

Standings (top-6 after 30 days to play-off 1):

  1. Anderlecht          27-63
  2. Zulte Waregem    26-54
  3. KRC Genk           28-49
  4. Standard             28-47
  5. Lokeren              28-47
  6. Club Brugge       27-45
  7. KV Mechelen      28-41
  8. RAEC Mons        28-41
  9. KV Kortrijk         28-38
  10. OH Leuven        28-35
  11. AA Gent             28-33
  12. Charleroi            27-30
  13. W.Beveren         28-27
  14. Lierse                 28-23
  15. Beerschot          28-20
  16. Cercle Brugge   27-14