GAMES Anderlecht won 4-2 against Cercle Brugge yesterday afternoon. Landry Dimata, who hadn't scored for Anderlecht for two months, scored the first three goals. It got exciting for a while when Cercle softened from 4-0 to 4-2 in five minutes.
Dimata had scored twice at the Belgian U21 last week and Vanhaezebrouck rewarded him with a place in the starting eleven. After eight minutes Anderlecht got a penalty after a foul on Bornauw, Dimata scored it. Also afterwards the Congolese Belgian remained a scourge for the Cercle defense. He scored a second time before half time.
Ten minutes after the break Dimata made his hat-trick. He had injured himself here and so Santini was allowed to come in. Immediately afterwards, Gerkens scored the 4-0. Anderlecht could not enjoy for long, as substitute Cardona scored twice in five minutes. That's it, and that's how Anderlecht got its second victory in a row. It approaches to three points of Club Brugge and six of leader Genk.
Goal(s): 8 'Dimata (1-0), 32' Dimata (2-0), 52 'Dimata (3-0), 55' Gerkens (4-0), 56 'Cardona (4-1), 60 'Cardona (4-2)
Anderlecht: Didillon, Bornauw, Sanneh, Lawrence, Najar, Trebel, Kums, Amuzu (68 'Saief), Gerkens, Bakkali (84' Musona), Dimata (54 'Santini)
Cercle Bruges: Nardi, Vitinho, Ueda, Taravel, Abud, Hoggas, Koné, Mercier, Lusamba (54 'Cardona), Bongiovanni (61' Hazard), Tormin (82 'Etienne)
Yellow: 21'Taravel, 27'Kums, 28'Lusamba, 64 'Amuzu, 70' Vitinho, 75 'Khamis
Referee: Christoph Dierick
Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock stadium