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Racing Genk are this season’s League Champions

KRC Genk have won the Belgian League title for the fourth time. The club that was founded in 1988 through the merger of Thor Waterschei and KFC Winterslag won its first league championship title 20 years ago in 1999. Since then the club that plays its home games in the Luminus Arena in the Waterschei area of Genk (Limburg) won the league in 2002, 2011 and now in 2019. 

A one-all draw in Thursday evening’s away match against Sporting Anderlecht was enough to ensure the Limburgers of the title. Genk’s goal came after 11 minutes of play through Bryan Heynen.

Despite there being chances at both ends it wasn’t until the 65th minute that Bolasie equalised for Anderlecht. KRC Genk needed to gain a point more than second-placed Club Brugge in order to take the league title with one game to go and with the West Flemings losing at Standard de Liège the 1-1 score was enough.

With 1 game to go KRC Genk lead Play-off I with 51 points. Club Brugge is second with 47 points. RSC Anderlecht in 6th with 32 points.

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Ten-man Standard dashes Club Brugge’s title hopes

Despite playing for an hour with ten men Standard de Liège enjoyed at 2-0 win in what was their last match of the season against Club Brugge. The result drew a line under Club Brugge’s championship hopes.

Standard’s goals came from a Razvin Marin (photo above) penalty on 68 minutes and a free-kick from the Romanian on 89 minutes.

The result leaves Standard 3rd with 39 points. Club Brugge is second with 47 points. The final Play-off I games of the season will be kick-off at 6pm on Sunday evening. 

AA Gent up to 5th after victory at Antwerp

Despite an own-goal and a red card (for a second bookable offence) for their Tunisian defender Dylan Bronn, AA Gent enjoyed a 1-2 win away at Royal Antwerp FC on Thursday evening.

Dylan Bronn’s own-goal open the scoring for Antwerp on 36 minutes. A Jonathan David goal just before half time made it 1-1 after 45 minutes.

The winning goal for AA Gent came in the 4th minute of stoppage time through Alexander Sorloth. The result sees AA Gent leap-frog over Sporting Anderlecht into 5th place. The Buffaloes have 32 points. Royal Antwerp FC are 4th with 39 points.