Mechelen and Mouscron had the opportunity to temporarily isolate themselves ahead of the Jupiler Pro League in case of victory in the match against them Friday opening the 6th day of the Belgian championship.
The two teams were finally neutralized 2-2 and did not reach their goal. Standard therefore remains in the lead with 12 points before moving to Anderlecht on Sunday. Mechelen is Mouscron are stalled in his wake with 11 points each.
From the first period, both teams have justified their place in the standings by offering the public a pleasant show. It was Mouscron who had the opportunity to score first but Sami Allagui completely missed his shot and the frame on a penalty kick he had himself (13th). It was therefore Mechelen with a header from Igor De Camargo who unlocked the scorer in the 19th minute. Allagui however was quick to be forgiven by equalizing an opportunistic deviation after a kicking shot by Fabrice Olinga (27th).
This quarter hour of fire was punctuated in the 29th by the goal of the 2-1 Malinois Onur Kaya but whose merits are to share with Dante Vanzeir, author of a breakthrough on the left flank.
After a well deserved rest, Mouscron tried to take over his opponent in the second half. The Hurlus have partially succeeded, collecting only interesting but unsuccessful combinations. Stubborn, the Mouscronois did not give up and ended up equalizing in stoppage time with a header from Nathan Medina (90 + 2).