Anderlecht are becoming more consistent since Frank Vercauteren took over as team coach. However, after dropping many points in earlier months, the team is only in 12th place. A win against AA Gent was welcome, and things were looking in the second half: after a Kemar Roofe double (including a penalty) Anderlecht were 3-1 up.
However, KAA Gent did not lose their fighting spirit and made their way back into the match. Tall Roman Yaremchuk, their striker from the Ukraine, first made it 3-2 after converting a penalty (in two attempts).
AA Gent put on the pressure and eventually got their goal, though they had to wait 4 minutes into extra time. It was defender Igor Plastun who headed home a Jean-Luc Dompé cross, a sweet revenge for Plastun after having been elbowed by Anderlecht midfielder Peter Zulj just minutes before - a foul that was not given by the referee.
The Belgian league is almost half-way now before the season-ending play-offs start, with 13 of the 30 days of play behind us. Club Brugge are the comfortable leaders, with second-placed Standard following 3 points behind. KV Mechelen have 7 points less, AA Gent are 8 points behind Bruges.