Zulte-Waregem vs. Standard Liège  3 - 4

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Belgian First Division: Zulte-Waregem 3 Standard Liege 4

13 April 2013 01:49

Standard Liege came from 3-1 down in the second half to steal a 4-3 win at Zulte-Waregem in the Belgian First Division playoffs on Friday.

In an enthralling and fast-paced encounter at Regenboogstadion, Mbaye Leye gave Zulte the lead in just the fourth minute.

Standard levelled through William Vainqueur's 40th-minute strike but went into the interval behind after Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea star Eden, restored Zulte's lead on the cusp of half-time.

And when Bruno Godeau doubled the hosts' lead nine minutes after the break Standard looked to be headed for a first defeat in four matches.

But the visitors began their rally when Paul-Jose M'Poku pulled a goal back on 61 minutes.

Kanu squared matters just three minutes later to deflate Zulte spirits and Imoh Ezekiel capped the remarkable comeback with a match winner 11 minutes from time.

Despite being winless in the playoffs, Zulte occupy second place behind Anderlecht on 34 points while Standard are two points back in third.

Pro League table

# Team MP D P
1 10 +5 49
2 10 +0 47
3 10 +4 46
4 10 +1 42
5 10 -1 40
6 10 -9 31