BRUSSELS, Mar 5 (SW) - Anderlecht are two points clear of Standard Liège at the top of the Juplier League table after both were victorious over the weekend. Meanwhile, Club Brugge's hopes took a bit of a hit after being trounced by Lokeren.
Charleroi - Beveren 4-0
Brazilian striker Orlando fired Charleroi into the lead just four minutes in and their dominance continued in the 37th as Izzet Akgul doubled the lead at 2-0.
After Frank Defays made it 3-0 with 10 minutes to play, Jonathan Augustin was sent off for Beveren, leading to a penalty which was converted by Toni Brogno.
Lokeren - Club Brugge 2-0
Club Brugge fell five points back of Anderlecht and three adrift of Standard after falling to Lokeren.
Aboubacar Camara fired the home side into the lead after just seven minutes and their defense held firm for the rest of the game. They then got an insurance goal from Aristide Bancé near the end.
Zulte-Waregem - FC Brussels 0-0
Zulte-Waregem could have moved back within striking distance of the top teams with win, but were held to a goalless draw by FC Brussels.
Zulte are three points back of Club Brugge in fourth place with the result.
Cercle Brugge - Racing Genk 1-1
An own goal by Jan Masureel just after the half-hour mark nearly doomed the home side, but Dieter Deklever scored an equalizer just before the end to secure a point.
Westerlo - Sint-Truiden 2-1
Rocky Peeters put Sint-Truiden in the lead after just 17 minutes, and their victory looked certain after Jeffrey Pulé was sent off for the home side in the 84th minute.
However, Joe Keenan leveled the match shortly after the red card, and Jef Delen struck a dramatic winner with two minutes to play.
Gent - Roeselare 1-2
Björn Smits put the visitors in front in the 13th minute, but had his goal quickly canceled out by Moubarak Boussoufa shortly after that.
The match was decided with just three minutes to play as Steve Barbe hit the winner for Roeselare.
La Louvière - Excelsior Mouscron 0-0
Both sides are fighting relegation, and the result did little to help either side escape the danger.
La Louvière are third from bottom with 22 points while Mouscron are just three points better in the standings.
Anderlecht - Lierse 3-0
Both sides were reduced to ten men in the 41st minute after Anderlecht's Christian Wilhelmsson and Lierse's Hasan Kacic, but Bart Goor put the home side in front in the 62nd minute to take a 1-0 lead.
Nicolás Frutos added a second for Anderlecht in the 81st minute before Pär Zetterberg converted a penalty four minutes later to seal the match.
Standard Liège - Germinal 3-1
Sérgio Conceição put the home side in front just five minutes in and Mohammed Tchite doubled the advantage 10 minutes later to extend the lead to 2-0.
Mohammed Messoudi pulled a goal back for Germinal on 55 minutes, but Lovre Vulin regained the two-goal margin for Standard with a quarter-hour to play.
|Serie A Review: El Shaarawy at the double in Milan victory, Fiorentina edge five-goal thriller|
|Taylor close to signing new Swansea contract|
|Milan 3 Torino 0: El Shaarawy grabs brace as Inzaghi´s men ease to victory|
|Bruce expresses sympathy with Hull owner and fans following relegation|
|Preston North End 4 Swindon Town 0: Beckford hat-trick seals promotion|
|Darmstadt promoted back to the Bundesliga after 33-year exile|
|Sherwood to assess Given injury ahead of FA Cup final|
|Europa League qualification would cap ´special´ season - Koeman|
|South Africa 0 Botswana 0 (6-7 on penalties): Hosts exit COSAFA Cup at first hurdle|
|Pearson hopeful of Cambiasso stay|
|Ings emotional after victorious ´last game´|
|Pochettino happy to finish fifth|
|West Brom release Mulumbu|
|Monk: Palace defeat not a reflection on season|
|LVG awaits news on ´minor´ Di Maria injury, refuses to comment on Falcao exit reports|
|Pulis accepts blame for West Brom´s Arsenal collapse|
|Toure and Milner were not saying goodbye - Pellegrini|
|Ramsey calls for patience in QPR rebuild|
|Allardyce: Time is right for West Ham exit|
|Mourinho already preparing for title defence|
|Eredivisie Review: Heerenveen to play Vitesse for Europa League place|
|Hughes hails Stoke showing|
|Carver still hoping to land Newcastle job|
|Sunderland squad needs better balance, says Advocaat|
|Pardew ´never dreamt´ of top-half finish at Palace|
|Survival Sunday: How the final-day Premier League relegation battle played out|
|Arsenal wanted Walcott stay regardless of hat-trick - Wenger|
|Bruce: Hull have not been good enough|
|De Gea has to say something - Van Gaal|
|Rodgers apologises after ´embarrassing´ defeat|
|Chelsea 3 Sunderland 1: Remy double secures win as Drogba bids farewell|
|Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1: Gerrard nets consolation in final-game thrashing|
|West Ham confirm Allardyce exit|
|Newcastle United 2 West Ham 0: Gutierrez on target as Carver´s men stay up|
|Crystal Palace 1 Swansea City 0: Chamakh earns season-closing win|
|Manchester City 2 Southampton 0: Lampard bids Premier League farewell with goal|
|Hull City 0 Manchester United 0: Bruce´s men relegated|
|Aston Villa 0 Burnley 1: Ings heads winner|
|Everton 0 Tottenham 1: Kane header seals fifth place|
|Leicester City 5 QPR 1: Vardy celebrates England call-up in style|
|Arsenal 4 West Brom 1: Wilshere screamer and trio for Theo secures third|
|Drogba carried from the pitch by Chelsea team-mates|
|Scottish Premiership Review: United take Dundee derby spoils, Celtic smash Inverness|
|Ashley not leaving Newcastle until club wins something|
|Klopp urges fans not to draw comparisons with Tuchel|
|Dortmund complete Castro capture|
|Stevens leaves Stuttgart after securing safety|
|Alves ruled out of Copa with serious knee injury|
|Drogba to leave Chelsea|
|Ashley is from another planet - Keegan|
|Sydney withdraw Janko offer amid talk of Toni|
|Cameron pens Stoke extension|
|Wimmer: I´m going to Tottenham|
|Returning Grabban ready for play-off final - Neil|
|Ferdinand ´overwhelmed´ by support following wife´s death|
|Odegaard enjoys ´nervous´ Real Madrid debut|
|Bamford fit but may be overlooked for play-off final|
|Barcelona´s best better than Real´s - Luis Enrique|
|Ancelotti laments key injuries in title failure|
|AFC Champions League Preview: Evergrande, Al Hilal desperate for wins|
|MLS Review: DC United deny nine-man Revolution, Rapids break drought|
|Bielsa hints at Marseille departure, congratulates Ligue 1|
|Silva, Matuidi eye fourth trophy|
|Jonas deserved golden boot - Jorge Jesus|
|Primeira Liga Review: Benfica celebrate title with home win|
|Ligue 1 Review: Monaco seal final Champions League spot, Marseille take fourth|
|Ancelotti to take sabbatical if sacked by Real|
|Mancini annoyed by ´absurd´ Inter mistakes|
|Simeone hails ´incredible season´|
|Replacing Xavi will be impossible - Luis Enrique|
|Ronaldo hopes Ancelotti will stay|
|Guardiola: We´ll be back stronger|
|Paris Saint-Germain 3 Reims 2: Cavani double sees champions celebrate title with routine win|
|Garitano stands down following Eibar relegation|
|Genoa 3 Inter 2: Kucka strikes blow to visitors´ Europa quest|
|Real Madrid 7 Getafe 3: Ronaldo nets treble and Odegaard makes history|
|Southend United 1 Wycombe Wanderers 1 (aet, 7-6 on penalties): Last-gasp Pigott and Bentley the hero|
|Odegaard becomes Real´s youngest player|
|Gargano omitted from Uruguay Copa America squad|
|La Liga Review: Depor save themselves with stunning comeback at Barca|
|Barcelona 2 Deportivo La Coruna 2: Salomao saves visitors as Xavi bids Camp Nou farewell|
|Granada 0 Atletico Madrid 0: Atleti secure third as hosts survive|
|Juventus 3 Napoli 1: Champions turn on the style|
|Tearful Klopp struggled to say goodbye|
|Scottish Premiership Review: Rangers to meet Motherwell in play-off final|
|Bundesliga Review: Freiburg and Paderborn relegated|
|Borussia Dortmund 3 Werder Bremen 2: Dortmund seal European spot as Klopp says farewell|
|Bayern Munich 2 Mainz 0: Schweinsteiger nets as champions celebrate title|
|Championship play-off final Preview: Karanka and Neil eye swift ascent to Premier League|
|Volland commits to Hoffenheim|
|Monk: Michu likely to move on|
|Allardyce not interested in Newcastle revenge|
|Sherwood confident of Benteke Villa stay|
|Rodgers calls on Liverpool fans to support Sterling|
|Khedira ´frozen out´ by Real|
|Hamstring injury rules Suarez out of Deportivo clash|
|Former Southampton managers hail ´excellent season´|
|Mourinho wants to remain in England after Chelsea|
|Rodgers ´150 per cent sure´ his job is safe|
|Maldini would ´love´ to help Milan|
|Doyle set for Rapids debut versus Whitecaps|
|MLS Review: Champions end winless run on day of late drama|
|Jemez doubted Rayo future|
|Zenga could replace Mihajlovic - Osti|
|Blanc wants to avoid Chelsea-like finish|
|Menez happy in Milan|
|Sherwood: Vlaar wants to stay|
|Arsenal v West Brom: Wenger calls for focus|