Genk coach Philippe Clement changed his team in 7 positions after the European win against Brondby (5-2), and saw how Waasland-Beveren were ready to create the surprise at 1-2 up in the second half.
Genk first pulled level and next equalised but also squandered two excellent chances when they missed two penalties. However, in the end they were lucky when Leandor Trossard's shot was deflected by an opponent to make the winning goal just couple of minutes from time: 3-2, a delirium in Limburg as Genk confirmed their status as black horse for the league title.
KRC Genk confirmed their status as black horse in the race for the league title
AA Gent, who drew 0-0 against Bordeaux last Thursday, also played late on Sunday. AA Gent had a poor first half, in which Sporting Lokeren had no problems to stay in the game. A surprise in the second half, when Lokeren suddenly scored 0-1 just when AA Gent were upping the pressure.
KAA Gent's Buffaloes steamrolled through, missed various chances, but the tables turned in the end, with the winning goal coming from striker Giorgi Kvilitaia just minutes from time: 2-1. Kvilitaia had just made his debut for AA Gent and scored in his first ball handling. AA Gent are now in the top-6 with 10 points, after 3 back-to-back victories. Gent scored 12 goals so far, but also swallowed 8. (photo below: AA Gent sensation Jonathan David scored yet another one)