Anderlecht had put the pressure on Bruges earlier on Sunday, by squeezing past KV Oostende in the 5th and final minute of extra time, 2-1 as Stefano Okaka headed home the winner. Anderlecht escaped with a little bit of luck, but had the 3 points in the bag yet again.
AA Gent did what they could against Bruges. In a thundering first half, Ghent took a deserved lead through striker Laurent Depoitre, but Hans Vanaken equalised almost immediately, clinching the first opportunity for Bruges. Things got worse for AA Gent as they bumped into one man: in-form winger José Izquierdo of Colombia. Izquierdo added to more and set up a 4th one for Bruges in a spectacular display after the break: 1-4.
AA Gent will now have to battle to hang on to 3rd place, as KRC Genk are hot on their heels after beating Zulte Waregem 2-0 on Friday. Genk are just 2 points behind Ghent. Football pundits are putting their money on Club Brugge for the league title, and on Anderlecht for second place.