RECAP: ANDERLECHT 5 - 0 MECHELEN
Anderlecht returned to championship form on Saturday night as put five past their northern neighbors; including a Sacha Kljestan net bender.
In just the second minute of play les Mauves took the lead when Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mattais Suarez linked up on the attack. The Argentinian collected the assist while the 18 year old Serbian collected the goal in his young career. American midfielder Kljestan joined in with a goal of his own a quarter of an hour later when, off a corner kick Suarez deflected the ball that fell to the Seton Hall alumni and he put it into an empty net. This was Kljestan's fourth goal of the season after only seven games.
The shell-shocked "Kakkers" just couldn't get a grip on the game and after another 20 minutes goalkeeper Wouter Biebauw was bending down to pick the ball out of the back of his net yet again. Yet again the young Serbian netted for the champions. The first half scoring ended five minutes before the intermission when the work horse Suarez collected one of his own, with the assist from Frank Acheampong.
Les Mauves took their foot off the gas pedal in the second half and only managed to add just one more goal. This time the provider of Suarez' goal, young Acheampong netted his third of the season.
With the win Anderlecht could only hold steady in fourth place as the three teams ahead of them also registered victories. They'll look to keep their tallies in the wins column next weekend when they face their arch enemies, Club Brugge on the road. There is the matter of a midweek game before that however when they take on Benfica down in Portugal in Champions League action.