Anderlecht left waiting
BRUSSELS: A penalty save in the second half denied Anderlecht the chance to be crowned Belgian champions on Sunday but their 11 draw at Club Bruges left them needing only two points from their last two matches to win a record-extending 34th title.
An away victory at the defending champions would have given Anderlecht an unassailable lead in the standings but Youri Tielemans had his 64th-minute spot kick saved by Bruges’s American goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.
Sofiane Hanni’s free-kick put Anderlecht ahead after eight minutes but second-placed Bruges levelled in the 36th minute with a free-kick of their own, converted by Ruud Vormer.
With a four-point advantage, and a better head-to-head record, in the post-season playoffs, Anderlecht will win their first title since 2014 if they beat Charleroi away on Thursday.