Revelations Antwerp FC keep up the good work and long for Europe

In football, Royal Antwerp FC have confirmed their status as revelations in the Play-off 1 competition. Antwerp beat Standard de Liège 2-1 and remain in contention for the second spot, while confirming their third-place ambitions. 

Antwerp FC were maybe the biggest surprise in the Play-off 1 competition, as they were the only club which doesn't belong to the traditional top-5. However, Antwerp are doing better than most expected, posting yet another win, this time against Standard de Liège. The crucial moment came early in the second half at 1-all, when Antwerp goalkeeper Sinan Bolat stopped a Standard penalty to keep them in the match. 

Earlier, Antwerp beat AA Gent and leaders KRC Genk, who are poised to become the new champions, while keeping Club Brugge to a goalless draw. The oldest club of the country can look forward to European football if they manage to take third place. 

Genk have 44 points now, while Antwerp and Club Brugge share second place with 38 points. Standard follow in fourth place with 36 points, and are considered the biggest challengers for Antwerp's third place and a ticket for the Europa League qualifying rounds. Anderlecht are fifth with 27 points, AA Gent have 26 points. 

The 6th day of play (of a total of 10) still sees two games: AA Gent host KRC Genk, while Club Brugge receive Anderlecht.

Play-off 1 sees the best six teams of the regular competition take part in mini-finale of 10 days of play, which will determine who become the new champions, and which teams will clinch a European ticket.