Club Brugge close on leaders
Club Brugge closed in on the Jupiler Pro League's leading pair with a 1-0 victory over Westerlo today.
Substitute Joseph Akpala's late goal earned Club Brugge the away win to move them within a point of second-placed Gent, who play tomorrow along with leaders Anderlecht and fourth-placed Standard Liege.
KV Kortrijk won 2-1 away at Cercle Brugge to move level on points with their opponents and one behind Standard. Dalibor Veselinovic and Nebosja Pavlovic scored either side of half-time and Igor Vetokele's late goal for the hosts made no difference to the outcome.
Mons enjoyed a 3-2 win over St Truidense on a day when no home team won in the division. Mons led 2-0 at half-time, Jeremy Perbet opening the scoring before Peter Delorge put the ball past his own goalkeeper.
Substitute Yannick Rymenants and Alessandro Iandoli both struck in a three-minute period to level the score, but Perbet netted his second 15 minutes from time to settle matters in the visitors' favour.
Flavio Amado's last-minute goal capped a Lierse comeback to stave off another home defeat after Mechelen had led 2-0. Julien Gorius' penalty and Alessandro Cordaro's goal put the visitors in control but Mohamed El Gabbas cut the deficit from the spot and Amado, who had been on the pitch less than ten minutes, earned his side a point.
Zulte-Waregem were pegged back by Lokeren after leading through Jeremy Serwy. Benjamin de Ceulaer scored two minutes after half-time to earn a 1-1 draw for the visitors, who had Katuku Tshimanga sent off late on.