GAMES Anderlecht is already out of the Cup. The Mauves were completely overplayed by a good Kortrijk, that won the match with 4-2. Kortrijk scored three goals in the first 30 minutes and thus decided the match rapidly.
The first danger came from Steven Defour who saw his free kick end on the crossbar. From then on, Kortrijk dominated the match and scored three goals in 30 minutes: Poulain took advantage of a blunder of goalkeeper Roef, Chanot scored on a corner kick and Van Eenoo defeated the Anderlecht keeper again with a deviated shot: 3-0; an embarrassing scoreline quite early in the match! But still the Anderlecht players were not awake yet. They were lucky that Papazoglou and De Smet missed two other good chances.
With their first good attack, the Mauves were able to limited the damage to two goals before half-time: Ezekiel scored. Gillet and Okaka even had a chance to score another, but goalkeeper Sifakis played a good game.
The second half started like the first one: the visiting defence was caught napping once again and Marusic beat goalkeeper Roef with some help of the post: 4-1. Things started the change a little when coach Hasi switched to a three-men defence and brought Suarez and Sylla into play for N'Sakala and Ezekiel. Kortrijk were now pushed back on their own half, but Anderlecht needed a free kick to score: Defour did the job with still 30 minutes on the clock. But the offensive waves were too chaotic to really threaten Kortrijk's lead, that remained dangerous on the counter attack. The game ended on a 4-2 defeat and Anderlecht's ambitions in the Cup are already shattered.