Standard Liege achieved the season’s best result so far; a 2-0 victory at Genk. Nigerian teenager Imoh Ezekiel hit the net after just 10 seconds. The win took Les Rouches to the top of the league. The only other victorious teams were Anderlecht and Charleroi. Without doubt, the performance of the weekend in Belgium came from Kortrijk striker Ivan Santini who scored three in the 3-3 draw with Lokeren. In division 2, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Royal Antwerp won 7-2 at Heist, going joint top. However, everyone was overshadowed by Belgo-Moroccan teenager Zakari Bakkali’s hat-trick in PSV’s 5-0 win over NEC.
(The Monday Mash is a review of the weekend’s matches in the Belgian leagues in 100 words or fewer).