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Group stage - Group C

Málaga - Anderlecht
2-2
 

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Málaga point is no consolation for Anderlecht

Published: Tuesday 4 December 2012, 23.00CET
Málaga point is no consolation for Anderlecht 
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Málaga CF completed their debut UEFA Champions League group stage campaign unbeaten after a 2-2 home draw with an often excellent RSC Anderlecht side.

Two top-class Duda goals looked to have sealed victory for the already anointed Group C winners but Milan Jovanović and Dieudonné Mbokani replied with second-half strikes which rewarded the Belgian champions' invention and ambition. Yet with goalkeeper Carlos Kameni impressing, the Spanish club kept Anderlecht, who finished fourth in the section and missed out on the UEFA Europa League, at bay.

Match in 5

  • Mbokani hits late equaliser but not enough for Anderlecht
  • Spanish side through as Group C winners, Anderlecht out
  • Duda opens scoring just before half-time
  • Jovanović equalises but Duda restores advantage
  • Málaga's Kameni denies Jovanović and Mbokani at the death

Reaction

We have done a great job and we are happy. The final goal was a shame, but the important thing was getting more points. Now we can think about the next league match.

Duda, Málaga midfielder

Duda, Málaga midfielder

We have played against a great team. We knew that it would be tough, but we wanted to complete a good UEFA Champions League. Málaga have great players and tonight they showed it.

Lucas Biglia, Anderlecht midfielder

Lucas Biglia, Anderlecht midfielder

 

Player rater

Duda

Top Player

Málaga 

Standings

Group C

PPts
1Málaga CF Málaga612
2AC Milan Milan68
3FC Zenit St Petersburg Zenit67
4RSC Anderlecht Anderlecht65
Last updated: 05/12/2012 08:02 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Málaga
Anderlecht

2

Goals scored

2

50

Possession (%)

50

13

Total attempts

10

8

Attempts on target

9

5

Attempts off target

1

0

Attempts blocked

0

1

Attempts against woodwork

1

4

Corners

11

2

Offsides

6

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

17

16

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Málaga head into the round of 16 with an unbeaten record, but Anderlecht will have to wait to see how FC Zenit St Petersburg fare against AC Milan to see if they go into the UEFA Europa League
  • Goal
    89
    Mbokani (Anderlecht) scores!
    The No.25 sidefoots home Sacha Kljestan's low ball across the face of goal
  • Substitution
    85
    Vargas (in) - Jovanović (out) (Anderlecht)
    The Venezuelan comes on to make his UEFA Champions League debut
  • Substitution
    80
    Portillo (in) - Duda (out) (Málaga)
    Málaga's fans get to their feet to salute their captain whose first two UEFA Champions League goals have put them on course to finish with three home victories from three
  • Yellow Card
    77
    Mbokani (Anderlecht) is cautioned by the referee.

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