Former Fulham defender gives Club Brugge crucial win in title race

Former Fulham defender Denis Odoi was the hero for Club Brugge as they won 1-0 away from home against Anderlecht. As a result, Club have gone top of the league and now have a three point lead over their opponents. If Club avoid defeat against Cercle next week, they will be champions of Belgium for a 19th time.

Simon Mignolet and Kasper Schmeichel both produced some high quality saves to keep the score at 1-0, although Anderlecht did struggle to create many clear cut chances for an equaliser.

For Anderlecht, despite a strong season spent mainly in the top two, their title chances are now dependent on Cercle Brugge. If Cercle win next weekend, it means that either Union St Gilloise or Anderlecht can still win the title by beating Genk and Antwerp respectively.

Club have only lost one since Nicky Hayen took over from Rony Deila, and that came away from home in the Conference League against Fiorentina. Hayen has only seen his side lose once in 13 games. Last time they played Cercle in the play-offs last month the game ended 1-1.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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