For Lierse's final game of 2011, Chris Janssens was unable to call upon the services of central midfielders Milos Maric and Thomas Wils. Both were suspended. Soufiane Bidaoui was in the starting line up for the second match in a row. Flavio also started the match. Saïdi was still out injured so Frans and Grncarov formed the central defensive pairing.
The first half began evenly. The best chance was for Beerschot after 15 minutes. Losada's shot was spilled by Kawashima. The rebound from Macdonald was well saved by the Japanese keeper. Lierse were containing Beerschot well. On the half hour a throw in from De Wree to Claasen. The South African crossed and Elgabas' subsequent header bounced off the crossbar.
Straight after this Beerschot pushed forward, Claasen tried to clear a cross, but only succeeeded in conceding a corner. The next chance was also for the home team. From a quick counter Malul found Macdonald whose shot was straight at Kawashima.
On the stroke of half time De Wree broke down the right. The ex-Beerschotter laid the ball back to Dodo Elgabas, who controlled and shot. Via the legs of Kagelmacher the ball went out for a corner. This was taken by Gilberto and his compatriot Flavio headed just over. After a even first half: 0-0 at the break.
The second half took a long time to get going, other than beer being thrown onto the pitch, there was little in the way of action. Eiji Kawashima was only forced into a serious save in the 70th minute. Pushing a swerving shot from Nyoni away from a corner.
Not many more chances of note. Lierse threatened via a shot from substitute Vandooren and a header from fellow substitute Sonck. De Decker forced Kawashima into a fine save at the other end. 0-0 at the final whistle.
Lierse are back in action on 14th January with a home match against high flying AA Gent.
Beerschot AC: Pacovski, Wuytens (63' François), Kagelmacher, De Decker, Macdonald, Sidibe, Nyoni (79' Porokara), Losada, Mikulic, Malul, Van Der Heyden
K. Lierse S.K.: Kawashima, De Wree, Grncarov, Elgabas, Gilberto, Claasen, Frans, Gaxa, Bidaoui (83' Vandooren), Huysegems (79' Sonck), Flavio (87' Adesanya)
Booked: 37' Mikulic (B), 45' Nyoni (B), 62' Grncarov (L), 74' Bidaoui (L) 74' Kagelmacher (B)