KRC Genk had an easy challenge to start with: a home match against newly-promoted KV Oostende. The Limburgers didn't fail and took it 3-0, after goals by striker Jelle Vossen and midfielders Fabien Camus and Thomas Buffel, a former Glasgow Rangers player.
Last season's vice-champions Zulte Waregem moved past Lierse, 1-2. In Lier, it was Thorgan Hazard who made the winning-goal just before the break at 1-all. The brother of Chelsea's Eden Hazard proved his worth for Zulte, after rejecting an offer from Anderlecht. Hazard is on loan from Chelsea. The win is a boost ahead of Zulte Waregem's European game against PSV in the Champions League preliminaries on Tuesday.
In other action, ambitious AA Gent were held to a draw by Waasland-Beveren (1-1), while Kortrijk beat OH Leuven with a last-gasp effort (1-0). RAEC Mons and Cercle Brugge shared the points (1-1).