2013-2014 Jupiler Pro League season: at the end of the classic phase, Standard is at the top of the standings with 67 points ahead of Club Brugge (63) and Anderlecht (57). But at the end of Playoffs 1, it is the Mauves who are crowned champions, winning their 33rd and so far penultimate Belgian champion title, ahead of the Rouches who remained in the lead until two days before the end of the championship.
But for the Liège president at the time, Roland Duchâtelet, Anderlecht did not win the title on a regular basis: “Anderlecht were champions in 2014 thanks to match fixing” , he launched in the show President , broadcast this Friday on Play Sports Open , an exclusive channel for Telenet customers. Comments he had already made when the Football Gate scandal exploded in Belgium in the fall of 2018.
But this time, Duchâtelet goes even further: “Some clubs would not have won some victories if the matches had gone normally. In this case, Anderlecht ultimately won the title, although that might not have been the case if all had proceeded normally. ”
Beyond Anderlecht, Roland Duchâtelet points to one man in particular: “It was not necessarily an internal person in Anderlecht who committed such acts, it could also have been done through an intermediary. Agents for example, like Mogi Bayat. In his position, it was not that difficult to ‘arrange a match. ”