GAMES A goal by Yannick Bolasie in the 92nd minute gave Anderlecht a golden victory in the battle for Play-Off 1. For a long time, Purple-White did not take advantage of the loss of Ghent, but now it runs three points on the numbers seven and eight in the stand.
Antwerp and Anderlecht started well. After a balanced start, the home team pulled the sheet to itself. This did not lead to great opportunities. And if danger threatened, Didillon took control of his rectangle.
After the break we got to see a reversed game image. Anderlecht now played a bit more vertical and Antwerp hit the center line with difficulty. The home fans, however, joined their team and put the necessary pressure on the referee.
The game seemed to be heading for a scoreless draw, until referee Van Driessche whistled a penalty ten minutes before time. Lamkel Zé was playing Didillon, but he let his foot hang and went very much against the grass. This was also reflected in the VAR, on which Van Driessche began to view the images. Schwalbe, the referee said. No penalty, but yellow for Lamkel Zé.
In the final minutes, it was the home team who took a cautious attempt to keep the points at home. However, it was the visitors who brought in the full prize. With the cross and Bolasie heading the ball past Bolat: 0-1. In the very last second, Didillon made another great save on a header by Owusu. So it stayed 1-0 and Anderlecht can breathe again.
Anderlecht remain sixth, but now has three points more than the numbers seven and eight. With a game against Club Brugge ahead, no unnecessary luxury. In addition, purple-white is approaching STVV to two points.
Goal (s): 90 + 2 'Y. Bolasie (0-1)
Antwerp: Bolat, Buta, Arslanangic, Van Damme, Juklerod, Haroun, Rafaelov, Yatabare, Lamkel Ze (87 'Rodriguez), Bolingi (82' Owusu), Mbokani
Anderlecht: Didillon, Najar (67 'Saelemaekers), Kara, Lawrence, Cobbaut (57' Milic), Kums, Zulj, Verschaeren, Bakkali, Bolasie, Santini
Yellow: 34 'Yatabare, 36' Bolasie, 82 'Lamkel Zé, 82' Van Damme, 84 'Haroun
Referee: Bram Van Driessche
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