KV Mechelen is coming football season are no longer active in the highest Belgian voetbalklasse.
Sad faces at the supporters of KV Mechelen.
The team of the Dutch coach Dennis van Wijk has just won the last round with 2-0 of Waasland-Beveren. That was not enough as Eupen with 4-0 was too strong for Excelsior Mouscron. Mechelen and Eupen ended both on 27 points. Eupen keeps Mechelen on the basis of goal difference (-17 to -18) just below.
Long seemed to be there for Mechelen low to the hand. German Mera opened in the 49th minute the score and shortly thereafter it was through future Ajax player Boureima Hassane Bandé 2-0. In Eupen against Mouscron was until the 73rd minute, still 0-0. Eupen scored in the final section, however, four times. Yuta Toyokawa took three hits, and Luis Garcia scored once.
Standard Liege achieved a major victory in Ostend (2-3) and should, therefore, as number six of the final standings take part in Play-off 1, the league in which the six best teams in Belgium, compete for the title. Standard looked after an hour of play at a disadvantage, but pulled the game yet. Racing Genk lost with 2-1 AA Gent and finished fifth.
Leader Club Bruges put Sint-Truiden with 0-1 on the side. Ruud Molder, included in the pre-selection of a coach, Ronald Koeman, made the only goal. In addition to Club Bruges and Liege and Genk do Anderlecht (second), Charleroi (third) and AA Gent (fourth) Play-off 1.