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Match facts: Anderlecht v Málaga

Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Anderlecht v Málaga
Anderlecht forward Massimo Bruno leaves Milan's Mathieu Flamini trailing on matchday one ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Anderlecht v Málaga

Anderlecht

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Milan Jovanović is available after serving a one-game ban on matchday one.

• Goalkeeper Silvio Proto is the only player to have featured in all 450 minutes of Anderlecht's campaign.

• Anderlecht have scored 47 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final, and conceded 97.

• Dieudonné Mbokani suffered six fouls on matchday one; more than any other player.

Summer transfers
In
Gohi Bi Cyriac (R. Standard de Liège)*
Osama Hawsawi (Al-Hilal Saudi Club)
Bedi Mbenza (TP Mazembe)
Bram Nuytinck (NEC Nijmegen)

*not in UEFA Champions League squad

Out
Davy Schollen (K. Sint-Truidense VV)
Michaël Cordier (KVC Westerlo)
Patou Kabangu (released)
Thomas Chatelle (released)
Lukáš Mareček (sc Heerenveen, loan)
Dalibor Veselinović (K. Beerschot AC, loan)
Ziguy Badibanga (R. Charleroi SC, loan)
Cristophe Diandy (R. Charleroi SC, loan)
Pablo Chavarria (KV Kortrijk, loan)

Miscellaneous
• Anderlecht advanced to the Belgian Cup round of 16 by defeating second division side R. Boussu Dour Borinage 2-0 at home on 26 September.

• The club's Constant Vanden Stock Stadium was renovated this summer. The orange seats have been replaced by the traditional purple and white of Anderlecht, more space has been created for fans and a VIP section introduced.

• Matías Suárez, Belgian Player of the Year last season, is not in Anderlecht's UEFA Champions League squad after being ruled out until later in the year following knee surgery.

Málaga

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Málaga are one of three clubs making their debut in the group stage this season, along with Montpellier Hérault SC and FC Nordsjælland.

• Isco's two goals on matchday one make him the competition's joint top scorer along with Oscar (Chelsea FC), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Henrik Mkhitaryan (FC Shakhtar Donetsk) and Rafael Bastos (CFR 1907 Cluj).

Summer transfers
In
Javier Saviola (SL Benfica)
Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City FC, loan)
Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Clube de Portugal)
Manuel Iturra (Real Murcia CF)

Out
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal FC)
José Rondón (FC Rubin Kazan)
Joris Mathijsen (Feyenoord)
Enzo Maresca (UC Sampdoria)
Apoño (Real Zaragoza)
Edinho (A. Académica de Coimbra, loan)
Sandro Silva (Cruzeiro EC, loan)
Martínez Rubén (Rayo Vallecano, loan)
Hélder Rosário (released)
Javi López (released)
Iván González (released)
Ruud van Nistelrooy (retired)

Miscellaneous
• Málaga are enjoying their longest unbeaten start to a top-flight season since 2002/03, when they picked up three wins and three draws in their opening six Liga outings. This time they have claimed four victories.

• Isco is likely to feature when holders Spain take on Denmark in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs, with the first leg in Burgos on 11 October.

• Aged 16 years and 98 days, Fabrice became the youngest scorer in Liga history when he struck the only goal against RC Celta de Vigo on 18 August.

• Málaga's fourth-placed finish last term was their highest in the Liga. The team's previous best of seventh was achieved in 1970/71 and 1973/74.

• The Costa del Sol side finished 2011/12 with 58 points, beating their previous top-flight best of 56, registered in 2000/01.

• Striker Júlio Baptista is a long-term absentee with an Achilles problem.

Last updated: 30/09/12 2.02CET

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