Gent secured the first Belgian league title in their 115-year history on Thursday with a 2-0 victory over Standard Liege in their penultimate Championship playoff match.
Sven Kums opened the scoring after 19 minutes and Renato Neto put the result beyond doubt by converting a 51st-minute penalty.
The triumph maintained Gent's five-point cushion over Club Brugge -- who were 3-2 winners at Charleroi -- with just one game to go.
The Belgian league has become a nailbiter since it introduced a playoff...
Hein Vanhaezebrouck is not an easy name to pronounce, but you should get used to it. He is very likely to be on the bench in the Champions League group stages next season, as his Gent side are closing in on a very unexpected title in Belgium.
Their run can't be compared to the unbelievable challenge of Targu Mures in Romania, but it is sensational nevertheless. After all, Gent have never won the championship. During the summer, nobody could have imagined they would succeed this term after failing...