19 August 2012 00:22
Club Brugge, Anderlecht and Zulte-Waregem continue to set the pace in the Belgian First Division after recording victories on Saturday.
Club Brugge overcame a gallant Beerschot outfit 3-1 in front of 24,000 spectators at the Jan Breydelstadion.
Carlos Bacca got the hosts off to the perfect start on 19 minutes but Beerschot eventually levelled proceedings through Stijn Wuytens in the 47th minute.
Jonathan Blondel restored Club Brugge’s one goal advantage with 15 minutes left on the clock before Thomas Meunier rounded out the victory in stoppage time.
Defending champions Anderlecht were also made to work for all three points in their 2-1 win at home to Mons.
Former Liverpool attacker Milan Jovanovic put Anderlecht ahead with two minutes remaining in the first half but the lead lasted 11 minutes into the second as Mustapha Jarju hit the back of the net on 56 minutes.
Anderlecht hit the front again in the 69th minute through Aleksandr Iakovenko and it proved to be the decisive goal.
Two second-half goals from Jens Naessens and Ivan Lendric guided Zulte-Waregem to a 2-0 win against visiting Kortrijk.
In other results on Saturday, OH Leuven trailed twice against Cercle Brugge but fought back to win 3-2 and record their first victory of the season.
Lokeren climbed up to fourth position after accounting for Mechelen 2-1, while Lierse left it late to claim a share of the spoils at home to Genk.