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For the first time in 56 years, no European football for Anderlecht, Standard is third

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Vincent Kompany will be at Anderlecht next season should start without European football. By a defeat at AA Gent ends purple-white sixth and last Play-off 1. It grabs for the first time in decades in addition to a European ticket. Standard allowed Club Brugge to thank for the third place.

AA Gent and Anderlecht played in a direct duel for the fifth place, which still has a waterkansje on European football. It was the Buffalo that the sheet already asked to toetrokken thanks to an early goal from Kvilitaia. Anderlecht came then to a great opportunity through Saelemaekers, but if, due to an ailing Kara and a strong Gent lucky that it ‘only’ 1-0 stood at the peace.

More of the same after rest until Alexis Saelemaekers are devils disbanded. A clever dribble and good cross later had Yannick Bolasie in the second half but for the binnenduwen. Jonathan David delivered the AA Gent with a beautiful plaatsbal, however, immediately again the deserved 2-1.

KV Mechelen
The victory ends AA Gent as a fifth, a place which gives the right to European football as KV Mechelen ordered to matchfixing and the fourth of Play-off 1 the final of the play-offs win against the winner of Play-off 2. Anderlecht knows himself for the first time in 56 years not to qualify for European football.

The galamatch of champion Genk against the number three Standard was actually the least attractive of the evening. A bright vertimmerd Genk had to rest the best odds, but Samatta kicked his 24th competitiegoal straight at Ochoa. Because Antwerp after a rest at the lead came on the field of Club Brugge had Standard suddenly come, but it was the home team that the most continued to insist. Still, it was the biggest chance for the visitors. Maxime Lestienne kicked a dot of a chance at the hands of Genk-goalkeeper Vukovic.

Antwerp was on a visit to Club Brugge do better than the 0-0 of Standard wanted to have a chance to win the third place. However, it was blue-black to a flying start and took over Lois Openda: 1-0. The early goal led to a wonderful open competition. Baby let the 1-1 incomprehensible, Dieumerci Mbokani saw his lobe and die on the cover strip and Ethan Horvath left a back-pass almost over the line. On the other side loved Bolat Openda of his second.

Openda in slotminuut

After a rest, and turned to Antwerp the situation at all. First they came equal thanks to a brilliant header from Baby to man Lamkel Zé, then validated the VAR an initially disapproved intikkertje of Dieumerci Mbokani: 1-2. Antwerp seemed to be on the way to the third place, to Daniel Opare, the ball in his own penalty area against the hand. Substitute player Jelle Vossen kicked the 2-2 from the spot. In the final minute gave Openda the home team, and even at the victory: the young striker was in the right place for a cross from Ruud Shaper over the line to work.

The third place goes to Standard, that a ticket bite has for the third qualifying round of the Europa League. If KV Mechelen sentenced for matchfixing, the Rouches even directly to the group stage.

Antwerp is the fourth and take the the winner of Play-off 2 for a European ticket. Lose Antwerp that match, then it can be still Europe in as KV Mechelen sentenced for matchfixing.