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Standard 3-0 Charleroi

Despite claiming his side were not ready for the new season Guy Luzon’s Standard Liège had no trouble seeing off rivals Charleroi in the Walloon derby. Including only one of the teams new signings in the starting eleven, defender Jorge Teixeira, the makeshift Standard side were always comfortable.

Geoffrey Mujangi Bia’s two early goals from close range gave Standard the breathing room and inexperienced midfield duo François Marquet and Tortol Lumanza-Lembi were never overran. Mehdi Carcela added the third goal just before the hour mark with a free kick that bounced past Parfait Mandanda in the Charleroi goal. Jelle Van Damme could have made it four with his 67mph/108kmh shot rattling the post before Charleroi’s brightest attacking outlet Dieumerci Ngondala forced a great save from Kawashima minutes later.

In all it was a stroll in the park for Standard, whose first league test will likely be Gent…

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