Anderlecht ends worst season since 1937 with defeat

SUNDAY, 23 APRIL 2023, 23:46 - Skyhawk
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Anderlecht did not succeed in qualifying for the Europe Play-Offs after losing the last match of the season with 2-3. This way, Anderlecht had the worst season since 1937!

The match started well for Anderlecht though with a goal by Stroeykens after just five minutes. Anderlecht continued looking for a second goal and had a handful of chances to score but Sardella, Amuzu, Dreyer and Slimani all missed.

On a rare counter attach, Mechelen equalised through Schoofs. Two minutes later, Schoofs even gave the visitors the lead. A third goal from Schoofs was overruled by the VAR: 1-2 at half-time.

Anderlecht kept looking for the equaliser and found it after 52 minutes through Slimani. But then, the offensive collapsed. 8 minutes before the end, bad defending allowed Bates to score the 2-3, which was the final score.

Score: 2-3
Goal(s): 1-0 Stroeykens (5'), 1-1 Schoofs (41'), 1-2 Schoofs (43'), 2-2 Slimani (52'), 2-3 Bates (82')

Anderlecht: Verbruggen, Sardella (Stassin 84'), Debast (N'Diaye 55'), Vertonghen, Delcroix, Kana (Arnstad 67'), Ashimeru, Stroeykens (Angulo 84'), Dreyer, Amuzu (Refaelov 67'), Slimani
Mechelen: Coucke, Wouters, Walsh (Swers 73'), Hairemans (Da Cruz 73'), Storm (Bafdili 84'), Lavalée, Schoofs, Van Hoorenbeeck (Van Hecke 73'), Agyei (Malede 62'), Bates, Vanlerberghe

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