AA Gent took a strong start and were rewarded on 21 minutes through Milicevic. Ghent next controlled the match as Genk took over. The Limburgers put up the pressure, but were unable to score. "After the break we were forced to defend. You could call it 'controlling' the game, but I prefer another type of control: ball possession", AA Gent coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck told reporters.
KRC Genk tumbled out of the top-6, but coach Peter Maes praised his boys' fighting spirit. "We kept coming and giving it all, that's key."
In other action, KV Kortrijk downed Waasland-Beveren 3-1, a win that allows them to move into the top-6. Sporting Lokeren continued their resurrection under Georges Leekens to win 1-2 at Charleroi. The Canaries of Sint-Truiden suffered a painful home defeat against Mouscron-Péruwelz, 0-1.
This afternoon sees KV Mechelen host Club Brugge, while Anderlecht receive Oud-Heverlee Leuven. KV Oostende travel to Westerlo tonight.