AA Gent – with Rosted in place of the suspended Bronn – started brightly in the match. There was barely a minute played when an excellent combination Sørloth-Kvilitaia-David the Anderlechtdefensie completely to pieces played. Didillon prevented the finishing of Sørloth, but Kvilitaia blasted in the rebound for the 1-0.
The Buffalo's had the initiative, Anderlecht had to have it on the counter. Saelemaekers got a good opportunity, but he missed in the line of his dramatic first half. Because Bolasie, as a substitute of Santini was invisible in the rush hour, came the greatest threat of the bustling Amuzu. Souquet prevented a goal by the young vleugelspeler.