Anderlecht managed to win the important match against Standard Liège with 2-0 tonight. Serhat Akin and Pär Zetterberg made the goals for Anderlecht. The Mauves are now two points ahead of Standard.
Anderlecht started the match with dedication and passion, and after eight minutes Pär Zetterberg had already the chance to open the score with a penalty kick. But Runje saved the poor kick.
Standard fought back and tested Daniël Zitka a couple of times. However, Serhat Akin was the first one to score. Ten minutes before the break he scored 1-0 after a good effort.
The second half started quite slowly and Standard were not able to frighten Anderlecht. On the contrary, Zetterberg managed to make a tremendous goal on a free kick. Standard had a good opportunity soon after the goal, but Zitka saved with the heel.
The score stayed 2-0 and Anderlecht take over the lead in the Jupîler League now. However, they still have to challenge AA Ghent and Zulte Waregem.
Goals: 37' Akin (1-0); 57' Zetterberg (2-0)
Anderlecht: Zitka, De Man, Zewlakow, Tihinen, Deschacht, Vanderhaeghe, Goor, Zetterberg, Wilhelmsson, Pujol (80e Frutos), Akin (71e Mpenza)
Standard: Runje, Deflandre, Costa, Sarr, Léonard, Dembélé, Negouai (76e Kovalenko), Moreira (65e Niculae), Rapaic, Geraerts, Tchité.
Yellow card: De Man, Dembélé, Costa, Deflandre