Soccer / Football : Belgium : First Division 2017/2018


Anderlec. 25.12.17
Onyekuru out for rest of season

Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru is out for the rest of the season after tearing his medial ligament. The 20-year-old, on loan from Everton, was injured during Friday's 1-0 win over his former club Eupen and was taken off on a stretcher in the 78th minute. Onyekuru has scored nine goals in 19 league appearances this season playing as a winger. His injury comes as a blow to Anderlecht, who sit third in Belgium's top division.

Anderlec. 24.12.17
Onyekuru facing knee surgery

Everton's on-loan striker Henry Onyekuru is facing a lengthy lay-off after scans revealed damage to a medial knee ligament. The young Nigerian is with Anderlecht for the season and suffered the injury over-stretching for a ball while playing for the Belgian club yesterday. He will undergo an operation to correct the damage after which doctors will be able to put a timescale on his return.

1Brugge533417-2-2 (21)
2Charleroi421712-6-3 (21)
3Anderlec.40512-4-5 (21)
4Antwerp3469-7-5 (21)
5AA Gent3299-5-7 (21)
6St. Truid.29-57-8-6 (21)
7Standard26-46-8-7 (21)
8Kortrijk26-67-5-9 (21)
9Mouscron26-77-5-9 (21)
10Beveren2507-4-10 (21)
11Genk2405-9-6 (20)
12Lokeren24-76-6-9 (21)
13Oostende22-16-4-10 (20)
14Waregem20-96-2-13 (21)
15Mechelen18-144-6-11 (21)
16Eupen16-183-7-11 (21)

Last results

27.12St. Truid. - Antwerp0 : 3
27.12Kortrijk - Standard2 : 1
26.12Anderlec. - AA Gent1 : 0
26.12Brugge - Mouscron4 : 2
26.12Lokeren - Mechelen2 : 0
26.12Waregem - Charleroi0 : 4
26.12Eupen - Beveren1 : 0
23.12Mouscron - Waregem2 : 1

Belgian First Division stats

home wins44 %
draws26 %
away wins30 %

League format : Soccer / Football : Belgium : First Division 2017/2018

Belgian First Division A is the most important football competition in Belgium. Each First Division team plays against 15 league opponents twice, making a total of 30 matches per season. The top 6 teams from the regular season enter the Championship play-offs, with each team playing their opponents twice. Each team starts with half of the points.

Group A of the play-offs will consist of the teams finishing in positions 7, 9, 12 and 14 during the regular season and the first and third placed team in the qualifying positions in the Division B. The teams finishing in positions 8, 10, 11, 13 and 15 will join the second placed qualifier from the Division B in group B.

The winners of both play-off groups compete in one match to play the fourth-placed or fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs for a spot in the final. The winner of the Europa League play-off semi-final and the fourth-placed or fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs (depending on cup winner) will play one match to determine the Europa League play-off winner.

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