Anderlecht beat Gent to remain top in Belgium, Xanthi & Asteras win in the Greek Cup

Gent 1 – Anderlecht 2 (Jupiler League, February 18, 2009) Tom de Sutter was the hero for Anderlecht, the attacker put the Brussels outfit ahead on 11 minutes and added another in the 52nd. Zlatan Ljubijankic reduced the deficit near full time but it was too little, too late for the home team. Both sides finished the game a man down, Anderlecht’s Bakary Sare and Gent’s Kenny Thompson both saw red in the second half.


Xanthi 2 – AEK Athens 1 (Greek Cup, February 18, 2009) A horrible call from the referee to award AEK an early penalty at Xanthi for a non-existent foul allowed Blanco to put the visitors ahead. A tremendous 30-yard rocket from Abraham brought Xanthi level just before the break and Dosek turned the match on its head with a second in the 68th minute.

Panionios 0 – Asteras Tripolis 1 (Greek Cup, February 18, 2009)