GAMES Anderlecht will not play European for the first time in 56 years next season. Purple & White lost with 2-1 against AA Gent yesterday and thus finishes last in Play-Off 1. Ghent can still hope to be the number five in European football if KV Mechelen is excluded due to match fixing
The game was barely underway or the Anderlecht defense saw stars against Sorloth. The Norwegian did not succeed in scoring, but Kvilitaia was well followed and put the 1-0 on the board. To make things worse, Trebel fell out after a quarter of an hour with an injury. Before the break it was all Ghent, but it could not deepen the score.
After the break, Anderlecht played better, but Ghent created the chances. Bornauw escaped a second yellow card at the hour. Belhocine exchanged him for Doku shortly afterwards. The equalizer finally fell after a cross from Saelemaekers. Bolasie finished: 1-1 by the same names as last week.
After the equalizer, Anderlecht went looking for the much-needed winning goal. David took advantage of the space that was created and made the 2-1 for Ghent.
Goal(s): 2 'Kvilitaia (1-0), 73' Bolasie (1-1), 76 'David (2-1)
AA Gent: Kaminski, Souquet, Plastun, Ruted, Asare, Verstraete, Esiti, Odjidja, David (89 'Bezus), Sorloth (29' Yaremchuk), Kvilitaia (78 'De Smet)
Anderlecht: Didillon, Appiah, Kara, Bornauw (68 'Doku), Cobbaut, Kums, Trebel (15' Gerkens), Saelemaelers, Verschaeren, Amuzu (84 'Sanneh), Bolasie
Yellow: 39 'Bornauw, 64' Appiah
Referee: Bram Van Driessche
Stadium: Ghelamco Arena "