KRC Genk on Thursday for the fourth time champion of Belgium. The leader came not further then 1-1 on a visit to Anderlecht, but by the 2-0 defeat of Club Brugge against Standard Liege, the title is nevertheless a fact. In Switzerland relegated recordkampioen Grasshopper.
In the last but one matchday of Play-Off I was enough for Genk, a better result than that of Club Brugge to fourth title after 1999, 2002 and 2011.
Genk had in Brussels a droomstart, because already in the eleventh minute put Bryan Heynen his team the lead. Anderlecht came midway through the second half at the same height thanks to Yannick Bolasie: 1-1.
There came in the last 25 minutes of no change, so Genk in suspense for the last minute in Liège had to wait.
Future following his departure to chelsea Marin caused a lot Club Brugge
Defending champions Club Brugge came against Standard after a half hour playing with a man more. Collins Fai was after the intervention of the VAR directly red after a hard violation on Ruud Shaper.
Bruges, where also Stefano Denswil and Sofyan Amrabat the starting had and Arnaut Danuma Groeneveld as a substitute in the field came, the numerical majority not to exploit.
In fact, Standard grip by two hits of the future following his departure to chelsea Razvan Marin the victory. The Romanian took advantage in the 68th minute on a penalty kick and made a lap short for time a free-kick from over thirty yards.
As a champion Genk for next season assured of participation in the group stage of the Champions League. The number two Club Brugge have two preliminary rounds to survive.
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Recordkampioen Switzerland degrades after 68 years
In Switzerland relegated 27-fold champion Grasshopper. The club from Zurich played 68 years of uninterrupted work at the highest level.
Grasshopper lost Thursday with a 6-1 win of Young Boys Bern, and with three matches to play not more to maintain.
The recordkampioen of the Super League had a chaotic season with three different trainers and two abandoned matches due to supportersgeweld.
Since the last national championship in 2003, the club was plagued by financial problems. Since 2007, could Grasshopper not more in the private Hardturm-stadium play.
This was Grasshopper the Letzigrund stadium to share with fellow-townsman, and rival FC Zurich. The matches were often moderately visited.