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Anderlecht shut out Rapid

Published: Thursday 31 July 2003, 0.26CET
AFC Rapid Bucuresti 0-0 RSC Anderlecht Belgian side come away from Romania with a goalless draw.

Match statistics

Rapid BucureştiAnderlecht

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 31 July 2003, 0.26CET

Anderlecht shut out Rapid

AFC Rapid Bucuresti 0-0 RSC Anderlecht Belgian side come away from Romania with a goalless draw.

The tie between AFC Rapid Bucuresti and RSC Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round is finely poised after the first leg in Romania finished goalless.

Solid defending
Lacking a number of key players through injury, Anderlecht defended solidly throughout in the face of some strong pressure from Rapid. The home side started aggressively and went close to taking the lead after seven minutes, with Daniel Niculae's effort forcing a good save from Anderlecht goalkeeper Daniel Zitka.

Anderlecht come back
However, the visitors came back strongly and Nenad Jestrovic squandered a golden chance to score a priceless away goal three minutes later, while strike partner Aruna Dindane caused a number of problems for the Rapid defence.

Jestrovic close again
None the less, Rapid continued to press forward, and Florin Bratu shot wide when well placed inside the area. Anderlecht relied on swift counterattacks, with Ki-Hyeon Seol, Jestrovic and Dindane all going close while Niculae also saw an effort drift just past the post.

Late drama
The team from Brussels gradually took control after half-time, and Jestrovic wasted another good opportunity a minute past the hour while Anderlecht captain Walter Baseggio had a shot saved by Ibrahim Dossey. However, the home side almost secured a narrow first-leg advantage in the final minute, but substitute Henry Olufosoye Makinwa's header flew centimetres wide.

Last updated: 31/07/03 0.46CET

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Lineups

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

anderlecht

Anderlecht

30
DosseyIbrahim Dossey (GK)
1
ZítkaDaniel Zítka (GK)
6
SoavaFlorin Soava
Yellow Card2
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
9
BădoiValentin Bădoi
Yellow Card30
7
LovreGoran Lovre
10
ZiyatiNouredine Ziyati
Yellow Card70
8
JeštrovićNenad Ještrović
Yellow Card60
Substitution75
11
IlyesRobert Ilyes
Substitution79
10
BaseggioWalter Baseggio (C)
Yellow Card68
14
PerjăDănuţ Perjă
12
DollOlivier Doll
15
BratuFlorin Bratu
Substitution89
15
HasiBesnik Hasi
21
D.NiculaeDaniel Niculae
Substitution58
18
Seol Ki HyeonSeol Ki Hyeon
22
GodfroidManuel Godfroid
26
DindaneAruna Dindane
23
IencsiAdrian Iencsi (C)
27
KompanyVincent Kompany
Yellow Card25
24
MafteiVasile Maftei
30
TihinenHannu Tihinen

Substitutes

31
CurcaIonut Curca (GK)
24
PeersmanTristan Peersman (GK)
3
BordeanuValeriu Bordeanu
2
IlićAleksandar Ilić
8
LutuIonel Lutu
Substitution58
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
13
NitaRobert Nita
Substitution89
14
HendrikxMarc Hendrikx
16
MakinwaHenri Olufosoye Makinwa
Substitution79
17
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
18
ButaCornel Buta
19
MornarIvica Mornar
Substitution75
20
DrujanSergiu Drujan
21
ZetterbergPär Zetterberg

Coach

Mircea Rednic (ROU) Hugo Broos (BEL)

Referee

Anton Stredak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Marian Ruzbarsky (SVK)

Fourth official

Pavol Šuniar (SVK)

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