Genk, Club Brugge, Standard, Anderlecht, Gent and Antwerp through to Play-off I

The final matches were played in the regular Belgian First Division competition on Sunday evening. The names of 5 of the 6 teams that were through to Play-off I. The match between Sint-Truiden and AA Gent would decide with of these two teams would join them at the top table of Belgian football to fight it out for the lion’s share of our country’s places in European competition. 

AA Gent’s 0-2 win away at Sint-Truiden leaves them 5th with 50 points. They will start Play-off I with 25 points. RRC Antwerp lost their away match against KV Kortrijk. The Great Old finished 6th with 49 points after 30 games. They will start Play-off I with 25 points.

RSC Anderlecht’s 0-2 win away at KV Oostende ensured them of 4th place with 51 points from 30 games. They will start Play-off I with 26 points.

Standard de Liège finish 3rd after a spectacular 4-3 home win against Waasland-Beveren. After 30 games Standard de Liège have 53 points. They will start Play-off I with 27 points. 

Despite losing 1-2 a home to Excel Mouscron, Club Brugge finish 2nd with 56 points from 30 games. The will start Play-off I with 28 points. Top of the tree after 30 games in Racing Genk. They finish with 63 points and will start Play-off I with 32 points.

The 6 teams in Play-off I will play each other home and away. The champions qualify for the Champions League, the team that is second qualifies for the qualifying round of the Champion League.

The team that is third qualifies for the final qualifying round of the Europa League. The team that is 4ths takes on the winner of Play-off for a place in the qualifying stage of the Europa League.

Play-off II

9 First Division and 3 Second Division teams take part in Play-off II. Play-off II is spilt in to 2 groups. This season Sint-Truiden, Sporting Charleroi, KAS Eupen and KV Ostend from the First Division will be joined by Beerschot Wilrijk and Westerlo in Play-off II A.

Play-off II B is made up of KV Kortrijk, Excel Mouscron, Zulte Waregem, Cercle Brugge from the First Division and Union Saint-Gilloise from the Second Division.

The teams that are top of their respective groups after 10 games play each-other in the Play-off II final. The winner of the final plays the team that finished 4th in Play-off I. 

Relegation and promotion

The team that finished bottom after 30 games Sporting Lokeren has been relegated. Meanwhile, KV Mechelen has been promoted from the Second Division to the First Division.      

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