MICHAEL ADUBATO - Monday, February 27, 2012
Kljestan and Anderlecht drop points on the road while Diskerud and Gent secure a top six play-off spot in weekend Belgian action.
Lierse 0 - 0 Anderlecht
Sacha Kljestan went the distance for Anderlecht but he and les Mauves were unable to get the ball past the Japanese national team keeper, Eiji Kawashima, in the Lierse goal as the game ended scoreless.
Lierse themselves did find the back of Silvio Proto's net when Kenny Thompson struck but unfortunately for the home fans, a trio of Lierse players were judged to be offsides. Proto was later called upon to make a fine save against Soufiane Bidaoui to maintain the clean sheet.
Dieumerci Mbokani set up Milan Jovanovic in the second half but the Serb's shot from distance didn't find its target, but the draw wasn't as damaging to les Mauves as it could have been. Earlier in the day second place Club Brugge were beaten 3-0 by Racing Genk to allow Anderlecht to pull another point further ahead.
Next up Anderlecht will welcome Cercle Brugge to Brussels for a Sunday afternoon kick-off.
Gent 2 - 0 Mons
See Michael Adubato's press box report.
Roeselare beat up on Dender by putting three goals past them while conceding none. Tristan Bowen came on as a 63rd minute substitute in the contest.
Samuel Robail scored the only goal in the game for Boussu-Dour as they claimed all the points from Aalst in this 1-0 game. Devann Yao missed this one due to injury.