Big names fall at first hurdle in the Belgian Cup.

No fewer than 6 First Division clubs have been knock out of the Belgian Cup in the first round in which they participated. Among them were three of Belgian football’s biggest names.

On Wednesday evening the League Champions Club Brugge were knocked out by the Deinze from the First Amateur League (Third Division). Another club from the third tier of Belgian football Knokke beat the last season’s cup winners Standard De Liège.

The Brussels derby between First Division Sporting Anderlecht and Second Division Union Saint-Gilloise also provided a shock result with Union winning by 3 goals to 0.

The results


KAS Eupen 3 – 0 Tubize


Waasland-Beveren 1-2 KFC Mandel Union


KRC Harelbeke 0-1 KV Kortrijk


Cercle Brugge 1-2 Beerschot Wilrijk


Royal Excelsior Virton 2-4  AA Gent


KRC Genk 4-0 Lommel SK


Olympic Charleroi 2 - 5 Sporting Lokeren    


KMSK Deinze 2-0 Club Brugge


Sint-Truiden 3-0 Duffel


Dessel Sport 0-3 Excel Mouscron


Hoogstraten 1 – 3 KV Oostende


Eendracht Aalst 0-2 Sporting Charleroi


Standard de Liège 1-2 Knokke FC


Heist 1-2 Zulte Waregem


KV Mechelen 3-1 Royal Football Club Antwerp


Sporting Anderlecht 0-3 Union Saint-Gilloise