Standard maintains 100% record

Three games into the 2013-14 season, Standard de Liège is the only First Division side with a 100% record. A 0-2 win away at Racing Genk means that the boys in red now top the league with nine points. Earlier in the evening, Sporting Anderlecht made light work of AA Gent. The reigning champions beat the Buffaloes 4-1.

The match could have started better for Standard when Imoh Ezekiel (top photo) headed his team one-up on after just ten seconds of play from a Jelle Van Damme cross.

At the other end KRC Genk’s Jelle Vossen’s header was cleared from the line by Laurent Ciman.

The next big chance fell to Standard’s Mujangi Bia. However, this long range shot was saved by an alert Genk keeper Laszlo Köteles. Genk’s Camus also tried a long-range shot from a free-kick, but the Standard goalie Eiji Kawashima was able to prevent the home side from drawing level.

The pace was somewhat slower in the second half. The first chance fell to Genk’s Buffel, but he shot wide.

Genk brought in new-boy Mboyo and his presence allowed them to turn up the heat. Mboyo hit the bar and a little later his teammate Julien Gorius tested the Standard keeper Kawashima.

Standard too had chances from Igor De Camargo and Paul-José Mpoku. Towards the end of the match, the visitors pulled back to defend their lead.

Standard’s Jelle Van Damme was sent off for his second bookable offense on 89 minutes. Nevertheless, Standard’s Mpoku (photo) made it 0-2 to Standard in injury time and it was over and our Racing Genk.

0-2 was het verdict. Standard de Liège has 9 points from 3 games. Racing Genk is joint-5th with 6 points.

Buffaloes no match for RSCA

Sporting Anderlecht had little trouble seeing off AA Gent. Two goals in each half were enough to give the sell-out crowd at Anderlecht’s Constant Vanden Stock Stadium something to cheer about.

The American Sacha Kljestan opened the scoring for Anderlecht after 31 minutes of play. Home-grown talent in the shape of Dennis Praet made it 2-0 to the home side just three minutes later.

Another talented Belgian youngster Massimo Bruno (photo) made it 3-0 to Anderlecht three minutes into the second half. Frank Acheampong’s first ever goal for Anderlecht made it 4-0 to Sporting 12 minutes from time.

Nicklas Pedersen scored a consolation goal for AA Gent a minute from time, but it was too little, too. A well-deserved win for Anderlecht that is now joint 5th in the league 6 points from 3 games. AA Gent has 4 points.