Belgian First Division: Standard Liege 3 Genk 0
By Football News
A stunning strike from Michy Batshuayi has wrapped up Standard Liege's 3-0 win over Genk in the Belgian First Division playoffs.
Standard extended their unbeaten run in the playoffs to four games with their third victory on Tuesday, moving above Genk into second position and just one point behind leaders Anderlecht.
Central midfielder Yoni Buyens gave Standard the lead in the 26th minute before Paul-Jose M'Poku made it 2-0 eight minutes into the second half.
In the 73rd minute, Batshuayi wrapped up an impressive match for the hosts as he received Jelle Van Damme's pass on the left-hand side of the penalty area, up against the byline.
The 19-year-old striker then twisted away from his opponent, cut inside and thumped an unstoppable shot into the far corner of the net.
The win takes Standard to 35 points in the championship playoffs of the Belgian First Division, ahead of Genk on goal difference, while Zulte-Waregem (34 points) are fourth.
Anderlecht have yet to win in the playoffs but remain top on 36 points and have a game in hand on Standard and Genk.