Jupiler Pro League: Anderlecht win against Seraing, Union fall at Mechelen

Jupiler Pro League: Anderlecht win against Seraing, Union fall at Mechelen
Anderlecht's Fabio Silva celebrates after scoring during a soccer match between RSCA Anderlecht and RFC Seraing, Sunday 07 August 2022 in Anderlecht, Brussels, on day 3 of the 2022-2023 'Jupiler Pro League' first division of the Belgian championship. Credit: Belga / Bruno Fahy

The two Brussels teams had very different fortunes on the third day of the Jupiler Pro League – Belgian football’s First Division, with Anderlecht winning their game against Seraing, while Union Saint-Gilloise were heavily defeated at Mechelen.

Anderlecht won 3-1 against Seraing on Sunday. Anderlecht’s Francis Amuzu (4th, 15th) and Fabio Silva (30th) scored the goals before Sambou Sissoko reduced the deficit for the 'steelworkers' – Seraing's nickname – in the 56th minute.

With 6 points, Anderlecht joins Genk, Ostend as well as Antwerp and Oud-Heverlee Leuven, who play each other at 9pm, at the top of the table. Seraing is 18th and last with 0 points.

Union fall short

Union Saint-Gilloise had a tough weekend after their first leg win against Glasgow Rangers in the Champions League. On Saturday, they were thrashed 3-0 at Mechelen.

The Flemish side are proving to be Union’s bogey fixture, with Mechelen having beaten them in the previous encounter last season.

Union currently sit 11th in the league, with the team already having one eye on the return game with Rangers on Tuesday.

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