Cup finalists Zulte Waregem were the favourites to pick up another win at Mambour, in Charleroi. The home team had lost its previous 4 matches and hardly managed to score a goal after the winter break. However, to everybody's surprise, Charleroi scored 3 times, sending Zulte Waregem back to West-Flanders empty-handed (3-2) (photo: Francois opens the score for Charleroi).
Cercle Brugge looked set for a home defeat in Bruges against KV Mechelen, when they were trailing 0-2 after 87 minutes. Goals by Kabananga, Buyl and Naudts (4 minutes into extra time) marked a sensational end to the match, as Cercle scored 3 in 7 minutes' time.
KV Kortrijk hoped they would be in for a comfortable win against bottom-of-the-table RAEC Mons, but the Hainaut team shocked the home fans by taking it 1-2 in Kortrijk. However, even this pretty win can't lift Mons out of trouble, as the team looks almost certain to end the season in last place, which means Mons will automatically relegated.
5 goals also in the tie at the coast, between KV Oostende and in-form Lierse SK (3-2). The win (almost certainly) secures newly-promoted KV Oostende a prolonged stay in the top-flight, which was the team's main objective this season. (bottom photo: Depoitre wipes out the 0-1 lead for Lierse on 58 minutes).