This weekend, Anderlecht beat Zulte Waregem with 0-2. Most of the teams in the top six didn't get any further than a draw though, so the Mauves are now four points ahead on the nearest pursuer (Ghent). Bruges follows on 7 points.
Praet was missing in Anderlecht's line-ups. The midfielder is injured and might even miss Wednesday's Champions League match against Dortmund. During the first part of the first half, the home team took command of the match. With a ball on the upright, they were even close on opening the score. Little by little, the game also became more intense leading to several yellow cards. Plet was even lucky not to get red after a harsh tackle on Defour. But despite the intensity, Anderlecht became more dominant. Conté dribbled past the entire defence and keeper, but his pass on Mitrovic lacked precision. The opening goal fell not much before half time. Tielemans passed to Suarez who shook off three defenders and placed the ball with a curved shot into the upper right corner of the goal from outside the box: 0-1.
Zulte Waregem started with a lot of offensive football in the second half, but Proto kept them from scoring. Anderlecht speculated on the counter attack and when Suarez lifted a pass over the home defence, Najar could push the ball with an athletic movement over goalkeeper Bossut: 0-2. From then on, the Belgian champions controlled the match so the scoreline remained unchanged.