After a bitter defeat in Oostende, Cercle went in search of points at home against Standard Liege. Bastien gave the Rouches the lead early on, but Daland canceled the opener on 15 minutes, and no more goals were scored after the interval.
Yves Vanderhaeghe made two changes, with Hotic and Matondo on after having not started at Oostende. Utkus was serving a one-match suspension (5 yellow cards) and Charles Vanhoutte was on the bench.
Cercle tried to continue with the same energy as against KVO and attacked from kick-off. They were caught cold, however, when Standard's first chance, after just three minutes, fell to Bastien who dribbled around the edge of the area and curled the ball into the far corner, just out of Didillon's reach.
There was no reason to make any changes during halftime and so the same 22 players came out for for the second half, and the Groen-Zwart remained the most attacking team. Just before the hour, Vitinho sent in a ball in front of goal from the right, where Somers climbed higher than his defender at the far post. He aimed his header well, getting it on target, but Bodart pulled off a great save and Millàn couldn't quite reach the rebound.
Cercle remained the best team, but it could not keep up their pressing which had been so key in the first half, and neither side was able to create much. At the start of the last 10 minutes, Hotic delivered a free kick to Millàn at the back post. He was able to nod the ball towards goal, again to Da Silva Lopes, who had to go stretch a little too much to be able to put any power on his header; this allowed Bodart to claim the ball quite easily.
Coach Vanderhaeghe then brought on some fresh faces, with Denkey, Deman and Velkovski on in the last five minutes, and the Groen-Zwart launched a final offensive. Bodart kept the hosts at bay, though, and both teams had to be content with a point.
Cercle: Didillon - Corryn, Sousa, Daland, Vitinho - Van der Bruggen, Da Silva Lopes, Hotic (Velkovski 85') - Matondo (Vanhoutte 92'), Somers (Deman 87') and Millàn (Denkey 87').
Standard: Bodart, Siquet, Al-Dakhil, Dusenne, Dragus (Pavlovic 73'), Klauss (Muleka 87'), Rafia (Carcela 62'), Nkounkou, Tapsoba, Raskin and Bastien