During the first weekend of the Playoffs 1, all of the three top teams won. Neither Anderlecht nor Club Brugge played particularly well but they took the three points, as did Gent. Standard were particularlyunlucky at the Jan Breydel stadium as they lost to two penalties, the second of which was extremely dodgy. Charleroi played well at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium but came away with nothing. Mitrovic scored again for Anderlecht – they are totally dependent on him – and if he finishes leading scorer, it will multiply the chance of him moving in the summer.
Results: Gent 2 Kortrijk 0; Club Brugge 2 Standard 1; Anderlecht 1 Charleroi 0.
Standings: Club Brugge 34, Gent 32, Anderlecht 32, Standard 27, Kortrijk 26, Charleroi 25.
After a complicated procedure, the winner of the Playoffs 2 will play the team finishing fourth in the Playoffs 1, for a place in the Europa League.
In Group A, KV Mechelen and Genk are looking good, while in Group B, Mouscron and Lokeren are ahead.
Lierse beat Cercle Brugge and it’s all square now in the five-game series!
Mitrovic (Anderlecht) 15; Emond (Beveren) 13; Santini (Kortrijk) 13.
Refaelov (Club Brugge) 11; Chevalier (Kortrijk (10); Patosi (Lokeren) 9.