Belgian Pro League | Round 11

The Belgian Pro League returned this weekend, with leaders Union Saint-Gilloise aiming to make it 5 wins in a row at home to Eupen on Friday evening. The hosts were dominant in their performance, going into the break 2-0 up with goals from Gustaf Nilsson and Mathias Rasmussen in the first half. Mohamed Amoura gave the Union Saint-Gilloise a third after 68 minutes, only to see Eupen score from their only shot on target in the whole game from defender Victor Pálsson. However, the hosts regained their three goal advantage a minute later with the final goal of the game through Elton Kabangu. Eupen midfielder Nathan Bitumazala was given two yellow cards in the space of five minutes which saw his team end the final minutes of the game with ten men.

Standard Liege played hosts to second placed team RSC Anderlecht at the weekend. The visitors went 2-0 up after 24 minutes with goals from the Danish pair of Kasper Dolberg and Anders Dreyer. It was looking as though Anderlecht were going to cruise to victory as they went into the break two goals ahead. However, an inspired second half saw Standard Liege saw three goals in a stunning 10 minute spell, with goals coming from Steven Alzate, Hayao Kawabe and centre-back Nathan Ngoy to see the hosts ahead with thirty minutes left. Standard Liege were able to hold onto the victory in the final half an hour which saw them record their fourth win in five games, leaving them still unbeaten in their previous 8 games.

The shock of the weekend came through KV Kortrijk. As the team entered the weekend at the bottom of the table they faced tough opposition in Club Bruges. However, the hosts were able to gain only their second win of the season through a goal from Cardiff City loanee Isaak Davies. This moved them off the bottom of the table after 11 games played, to be replaced by KVC Westerlo who could only manage to salvage a 1-1 draw away to RWD Molenbeek thanks to a goal in the 94th minute from Griffin Yow.

Elsewhere in the Belgium Pro League saw KRC Genk comfortable 4-0 winners against Mechelen, with goals from Christopher Bonsu Baah, Bryan Heynen, Bilal El Khannouss and Anouar Ait El Hadj, to take the team to fifth position, only two points off second place Anderlecht. Oud-Heverlee Leuven were also 4-0 winners over the weekend as they played hosts to Sint-Truidense VV on Sunday. The game between Sporting de Charleroi and Royal Antwerp was the most end-to-end game in the Belgium league this weekend, with five goals in the second half as both teams traded goals with each other, leaving the game at 2-2 with 15 minutes to go, before Marco Ilaimaharitra scored his second penalty of the game in the 88th minute to win the game for the hosts.

GBeNeFN | Max Mumford

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