With this in mind there were angry scenes after the match. Inside the stadium fans jeered and gesticulated at the players that went to great them after the final whistle.
A little later there were angry scenes as the main gate was stormed by a group of supporters calling for the resignation of Anderlecht’s Chairman Marc Coucke, who took over the club just over a year ago.
On the field Anderlecht took the lead on 33 minutes through Pieter Gerkens. However, their joy was short-lived as Antwerp equalised 6 minutes later through Lamkel Ze and the half ended 1-1. In the second half it was none other than Dieumerci Mbokani (photo below, left) that dealt the deathblow to his former club with a great goal on the rebound.
The Anderlecht faithful applauded Mbokani’s goal even though it was against the team they support. With 7 minutes plus stoppage time left, Anderlecht saw any attempt they made to push forward come up against Antwerp’s defensive ring of steel.
The match ended 1-2 in Antwerp’s favour. The result leaves RSC Anderlecht 5th in Play-off I with 26 points. This is 5 points less than 4th-placed Antwerp.
Injury time goal earns three points for Charleroi
A goal form substitute Jérémy Perbet in the first minute of injury time was enough to ensure Sporting Charleroi of all three points in their Play-off II Group A match away at KAS Eupen. The result sees Charleroi move up to 4th place with 3 points from 3 games. KAS Eupen are 5th, also with 3 points but with an inferior goal difference.