GAMES Anderlecht also finished their third game of the new competition with a win. At Mambourg, however, it did not go smoothly, but the royal couple Santini - Dimata was again successful. Result: 1-2.
After two smooth victories, Anderlecht had a lot more trouble with Charleroi. The Carolos were better in the first half and saw this rewarded five minutes before the break. Rezaei could score after a nice action from Benavente. Anderlecht had not shown more than a shot and header from Dimata.
Yet the home team did not went into the break with the lead. In the added time of the first half, goalkeeper Mandanda tackled Anderlecht striker Dimata in the sixteen: penalty kick. As announced last week, it was now the turn of Dimata to kick and he did not fail. Anderlecht with a flattering equation at halftime.
Even after the break, Purple & White had a lot of trouble with a strong and fierce Charleroi. However, that did not lead to a goal. The goal fell on the other side. Cobbaut sent the leather hard and low in front of the goal. Martos surprised his own goalkeeper, but Santini just put a foot against it. Number seven for the Croatian.
After the 1-2 Charleroi lost its grinta. Dimata got a huge chance on the 1-3, but Mandanda saved well. On the other side, Didillon did the same when Grange sought the equalizer with a long distance shot. It remained 1-2 and Anderlecht remain leader with the maximum of the points. Mouscron will visit on Friday.
Goal(s): 41 'Gholizadeh (1-0), 45' Dimata (1-1, pen.), 64 'Santini (1-2)
Charleroi: Mandanda, Marinos, Martos, Dessoleil, Willems, Hendrickx (72 Perbet), Ilaimaharitra, Gholizadeh (90 'Grange), Benavente, Baby (87' Fall), Rezaei
Anderlecht: Didillon, Vranjes, Bornauw, Appiah, Saelemakers, Makarenko, Trebel, Cobbaut (86 'Amuzu), Gerkens (73' Musona), Dimata, Santini
Yellow: 5 'Bornauw, 12' Marinos, 33 'Saelemaekers, 60' Baby, 73 'Vranjes, 90' Dimata, 90 'Santini
Referee: Christoph Dierick
Stadium: Stade du Pays