Anderlecht win Belgian title fight

In a desperately close finish to the Belgian championship, Anderlecht emerged from a three-way race on the final day of the season to claim the title ahead of Standard Liege and Club Bruges.

Anderlecht beat Ghent 2-0 to take their third successive title on Saturday, as Liege fans forced their side's home match against Bruges to be called off three minutes before time. Several hundred supporters invaded the pitch, apparently angry over news that Anderlecht were beating Ghent. The referee led the players to the dressing-rooms with the home side leading 2-0.

Belgian television reports later suggested that Bruges would not lodge a complaint for the pitch invasion. They also said an Anderlecht fan fell from stands during the match against Ghent and was seriously injured, while post-match fighting broke out between Anderlecht and Ghent fans near the stadium.

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