AA Gent almost missed their start to the new season completely. Having lost 3-2 at Standard last week, they were 0-1 down yesterday against Zulte Waregem, until striker Jonathan David beat Zulte goalkeeper Sammy Bossuyt in the final seconds of extra time with a low shot in the left corner. The goal was a boost for AA Gent before their Europa League qualifier against Bialystok of Poland next Thursday.
In other action, newly promoted Cercle Brugge beat Lokeren 3-2 - also with a last-gasp effort - while Sporting Charleroi took it 1-4 in Eupen. KAS Eupen and Sporting Lokeren are bottom of the table with zero points from two games.
Royal Antwerp FC drew 0-0 against KV Kortrijk. On Friday, Standard had been held to a goalless draw by Waasland Beveren in Beveren.
Standard and their new coach Michel Preud'homme (photo below) are taking on Ajax in the Champions League preliminaries next week.