No title match on the final matchday, now that Club Brugge crowned itself the champion on Thursday. But that does not mean that everyone can roll out during the last matches of the Belgian football season. The stakes are still big in the duels Anderlecht-Antwerp and KV Mechelen-AA Gent.

Anderlecht-Antwerp: Europa League ticket

Preliminary rounds of the Champions League for number 2 Racing Genk. That also means that the European ticket attached to the cup win will pass to the number 3 in the competition.

The lucky one is sure from European football to New Year. Because that team can go to the last preliminary round of the Europa League. In the event of elimination, there is the safety net of UEFA’s new “baby”: the Conference League pools.

And it can get even better. If Villarreal wins the Europa League final against Manchester United and finishes in 5th or 6th place in La Liga, the Belgian representative may even go directly to the Europa League groups.

Anderlecht need a point against Antwerp on Sunday to finish 3rd.

The number 4 has to be content with a ticket for the 3rd heat of the Conference League.

KV Mechelen-AA Gent: ticket Conference League

In KV Mechelen-AA Gent there is no consolation prize for the loser. The winner of the Europe play-offs can prepare for the 2nd heat of the Conference League. That means that a total of 3 rounds have to be survived to get into the groups.

KV Mechelen and AA Gent count the same number of points, but a draw is enough for KVM to get the European ticket. After all, the points number of the Buffalos was rounded up at the points halving.

Why can Genk no longer play a champion?

It would make the missed title extra sour. Suppose Racing Genk wins on a visit to Club Brugge on Sunday, it will end with the same point total as blue-black. With a lot more games won in the play-offs.

What makes Club sure of the title anyway?

Both clubs did not get an “extra” half point because of the rounding up at the points halving. But because Club finished above Genk in the regular competition, it is champion anyway.

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