Anderlecht showed no effect of fatigue from Wednesday and jumped to 4th place in the league table. Hassan opened the score with a shot from outside the box. The Boussoufa made it 0-2 after a beautiful team combination.
Charleroi looked to take advantage of a visiting Anderlecht side fresh from a 0-5 drubbing against Bayern, but Zitka was rarely troubled by Les Zebres. After the break Anderlecht controlled the match. Boussoufa, Vlcek, Hassan , Pieroni and Gillet all had good chances to make the 3-0 but they all missed. But all that hard work had been done in the first half. It had been the first time in 4 years that Anderlecht had won in Charleroi.
The win puts Anderlecht to 46 points and leapfrogs GBA into 4th place. More importantly, arch rivals Club Brugge are only 5 points ahead in 2nd place, the crucial spot for Champions League qualification next season.
Goal(s): 26' Ahmed Hassan, 39' Mbark Boussoufa
Charleroi:Bertrand Laquait, Mohamed Chakouri, Laurent Ciman, Salaheddine Sbai, Christian Leiva (63' Orlando Dos Santos Costa), Damien Miceli (43' Grégory Christ), Geoffrey Mujangi Bia, Abdelmajid Oulmers (79' Michael N'Dri), Tim Smolders, Joseph Akpala, Cyril Théréau
Anderlecht:Daniel Zitka, Mark De Man, Guillaume Gillet, Roland Juhasz, Jelle Van Damme, Marcin Wasilewski, Mbark Boussoufa Thomas Chatelle (61' Luigi Pieroni), Ahmed Hassan, Jan Polak (54' Bart Goor), Stanislav Vlcek (84' Olivier Deschacht)
Yellow cards: 06' Jan Polak, 34' Laurent Ciman, 42' Damien Miceli, 51' Christian Leiva, 90' Pieroni
Red cards: /
Referee: Serge Gumienny
Stadium: Stade de Pays de Charleroi