Anderlecht failed to win against Standard de Liège tonight. The final score was 0-0 after an exciting game with many chances for both teams. This result is very good for Racing Genk, which now have a five-point lead.
The first half started furious with Standard that immediately put a lot of pressure on Anderlecht. The first chance for Anderlecht was after 25 minutes, but Anthony Vanden Borre did not score. Mbark Boussoufa scored a great goal after 37 minutes, but referee Frank De Bleeckere whistled it off for off-side. Two minutes later, Anthony Vanden Borre had another great chance, but he missed again. 0-0 was the score at half-time.
Standard started very motivated after the break with chances for Defour, Conceiçao and Rapaic. But Daniël Zitka showed that he is in a great shape. After seven minutes in the second half, Olivier Deschacht lost the ball in the penalty area. Daniël Zitka fouled Jovanovic, but De Bleeckere did not give the penalty kick. Standard got one chance after the other, but Zitka was the man of the match. Close to the final whistle, Legear had a great opportunity to obtain the victory for Anderlecht, but this time Renard smothered it. 0-0 was the obvious result after a very exciting game of football.
Standard: Olivier Renard, Miguel Alexandre Areias Lopes, Frédéric Dupré, Marouane Fellaini, Oguchi Onyewu, Mohamed Sarr, Sergio Conceiçao, Steven Defour (59( Igor De Camargo), Karel Geraerts, Milan Jovanovic (87' Ali Lukunku), Milan Rapaic
Anderlecht: Zitka, De Man, Deschacht, Van Damme, Vanden Borre, Biglia, Boussoufa (75' Mbo), Goor, Hassan, Akin (80' Legear), Tchité
Yellow card: 12' Bart Goor, 27' Miguel Alexandre Areias Lopes, 35' Lucas Biglia, 61' Mohamed Sarr, 84' Milan Rapaic
Red card: -
Referee: De Bleeckere