GAMES Anderlecht, already champions, ended the season with a 3-2 victory over Ostend. The Mauves close the year on the first place with seven points ahead of Bruges that ended second after a victory against Ghent.
Anderlecht started with Ruben, Deschacht, Stanciu and Capel in the team. Tielemans started the match but was replaced early in the second half. He probably played his last match for Anderlecht.
The Mauves were clearly inspired by winning the title and took an excellent start. They created several chances in just a few minutes time, but goalkeeper Dutoit kept his nets clean. The early offensive died out after 10 minutes, though Stanciu hit the crossbar after a fantastic run a bit before the 30th minute. A few minutes later, the goal fell on the other side when Millic was offered multiple attempts in one phase by the Anderlecht defense. The third attempt was the good one and he scored with a header: 0-1.
After a few minutes, Anderlecht regained control and started an offensive. Dutoit kept Teodorczyk and Bruno from scoring with two phenomenal saves. But shortly before half time, Rozenhal cracked under the pressure and scored an own-goal: 1-1.
The second half started with a few replacements and a low pace. But around the 60th minute, Dendoncker brought his colours ahead with a hard shot. A blunder of Deschacht rapidly undid the lead and Akpala scored: 2-2. The Mauves wanted to end the season with a victory and increased the pressure. Ten minutes before the end, Acheampong gave Anderlecht what they deserved after a good combination with Hanni: 3-2.
In the last minutes, Teodorczyk hit the crossbar when he had broken through he visiting defense. A little later, Berrier was kicked in the groin in the box, but the referee refused to give a penalty. 3-2 final score.
All phases of the match:
93' End of the game.
93' Berrier received a kick. That happened in the box, but the foul passes unnoticed!
91' Teodorczyk appears alone in front of the keeper, but the crossbar prevents a goal!
88' Thelin finds the opening, turns and shoots, but the ball goes over and next to the goal.
87' Replacement: Van der Heyden in, Rozehnal out.
84' Jali with a tackle from behind on Trebel! The referee sees it and gives the foul. Yellow and free kick.
81' Replacement: Pedersen in, Canesin out.
78' GOAL! Acheampong scores with a hard shot! A nice combination with Hanni was at the base of the goal.
76' Teodorczyk with a hard effort! The ball goes over the target.
74' Hanni has a chance with a free kick. The chance is being stopped with a block. The result is a corner kick.
73' Ostend is caught for hands. Free kick, says the referee.
69' Chance for Ostend with shot. The goalie makes a save with a jump. A corner kick is the result.
68' Replacement: Capon in, El Ghanassy out.
68' GOAL! Akpala pushes the ball over the line! A blunder of Deschacht leads to the goal.
65' Berrier sees a chance for glory and shoots! The ball is too high.
63' GOAL! Dendoncker scores with a hard shot! The ball goes in in the bottom right corner. A corner kick preceded the goal.
59' Replacement: Thelin in, Bruno out.
58' The ball passes the line in favour of the Mauves: corner kick.
58' Teodorczyk is in a good position close to the goal and shoots! Dutoit keeps his net clean and throws himself in front of the ball!
54' Replacement: Hanni in, Tielemans out.
52' The pace of the game is too slow and there is a lot of carelessness in the passing.
45' Replacement: Acheampong in, Capel out.
45' Start of the second half.
44' Ostend push forward! Can they produce a goal?
41' GOAL! Rozehnal makes an own-goal!
40' Bruno has a chance with the head; the goalie pushes the ball out of danger. That was an excellent opportunity! It will be a corner kick. Trebel took the free kick preceding the chance.
39' Teodorczyk with a header! That was an excellent opportunity! The keeper makes a good save with a dive. It will be a corner kick. Stanciu was the author of the centre from the right side.
37' Akpala can score! He only has to push the ball against the net, but the ball goes next to the goal. That was an excellent opportunity! The centre came from the right side.
31' Anderlecht seem to having difficulties at the moment.
28' Corner kick for RSC Anderlecht.
28' GOAL! Milic scores with a header in the opposite corner! The centre came from the left side.
27' Berrier with a hard effort! The effort is halted before the line.
24' Stanciu with a hard effort! The effort ends against the crossbar!
22' Milic is there to push the ball into the goal, but he can't put any power into his attempt! Ruben picks up the ball! A corner kick preceded the chance.
21' Corner kick for Ostend.
20' The ball passes the line in favour of Ostend: corner kick.
19' Ostend have a chance with a hard shot. The ball is too high. A corner kick preceded the chance.
17' RSC Anderlecht control the match.
9' The ball passes the line in favour of Ostend: corner kick.
7' Chance for Bruno with a shot! The goalkeeper pushes the ball out of harms way. The result is a corner kick.
5' Stanciu can shoot from short distance, but the ball goes next to the goal.
1' Kick-off of the match!
Line-up RSC Anderlecht: Ruben, Deschacht, Appiah, Obradovic, Bruno, Trebel, Tielemans, Dendoncker, Stanciu, Teodorczyk, Capel
Line-up Ostend: Dutoit, Rozehnal, Tomasevic, Milic, Berrier, Jali, Ozkan, Canesin, Marusic, Akpala, El Ghanassy