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Victory for Anderlecht – tears for Brussels

The reigning Belgian league champions, Anderlecht, on Saturday night won their match against Dender 1 – 0.

It was the second time in a week that Anderlecht beat Dender thanks to a goal from Thomas Chatelle (main photo).

AA Gent achieved the same score against Brussels Bryan Ruiz (photo) making his ninth goal.

Anderlecht – 6th in the league – and AA Gent – fifth – are now ten points adrift of leaders Club Brugge.

On Sunday Club Brugge drew 1 – 1 against Sint-Truiden preventing the West Flemings from extending their lead.

Standard de Liège is second, Cercle Brugge third and Germinal Beerschot fourth.

Standard de Liège, Cercle Brugge and Germinal Beerschot are playing on Sunday night.

In other play on Saturday Roeselare only managed a goalless draw against Genk.

Westerlo – Zulte Waregem was 1 – 1, while KV Mechelen beat Charleroi at home 1 – 0.

Mons fared even better thrashing Mouscron 2 – 0.

At the bottom of the Belgian First Division Mons have jumped over Brussels, but are still in the relegation zone.