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Impressive Anderlecht take control

Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.00CET
RSC Anderlecht 3-1 Wisla Kraków An away goal conceded is the only blip for excellent Anderlecht.

Match statistics

AnderlechtWisła

Goals scored3
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts3
 
1
on target3
 
1
off target0
 
0
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Fouls suffered0
 
0
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.00CET

Impressive Anderlecht take control

RSC Anderlecht 3-1 Wisla Kraków An away goal conceded is the only blip for excellent Anderlecht.

RSC Anderlecht will take a two-goal lead into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie with Wisla Kraków after victory in Brussels.

Jestrovic goal
In the opening seconds, Walter Baseggio signalled Anderlecht's intent as he forced Wisla goakeeper Adam Piekutowski to save. And on 12 minutes, Anderlecht found the target when Ki-Hyeon Seol broke free on the left and fed Nenad Jestrovic to put the home team ahead.

Lead doubles
Jestrovic and Aruna Dindane both had further first-half chances, but the next goal on 38 minutes came from Goran Lovre, who put the ball in the goal at his second attempt. Ironically, at that moment Anderlecht were down to ten men with the injured Jestrovic waiting on the sidelines to be substituted, Christian Wilhelmsson replacing him.

Home side in control
Anderlecht kept the pressure up following half-time, and Dindane finally got on to the scoresheet on the hour mark as he ran on to Olivier Doll's through-ball and slotted past Piekutowski.

Visitors' penalty
Wisla did not give up, however, and 13 minutes from time earned an away goal to take back to Poland in a fortnight's time as Hannu Tihinen fouled Maciej Zurawski in the Anderlecht box and the Polish striker promptly stood up to convert the penalty.

'Almost perfect'
That goal brought Anderlecht coach Hugo Broos's only criticism for his team after the game. "I have seen an excellent Anderlecht today, with almost a perfect attack and defence. Almost I say, because of all the chances we wasted, and almost because the Poles managed to score one goal from the two chances they had over the whole match." Broos also revealed that Jestrovic has suffered a knee ligament injury and is doubtful for the return leg.

'Difficult for us'
Visiting coach Henryk Ksperczak praised his opponents. "At this moment they are a very good team who played very well," he said. "They had a lot of players changing position during the match, it was difficult for us to defend against those fast players. It was a well-deserved victory, but we still have a match to play, so everything is still possible."

Last updated: 14/08/03 9.27CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

wisła

Wisła

1
ZítkaDaniel Zítka (GK)
25
PiekutowskiAdam Piekutowski (GK)
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
2
SzymkowiakMirosław Szymkowiak
Yellow Card32
7
LovreGoran Lovre
Goal38
Substitution86
4
BaszczyńskiMarcin Baszczyński
8
JeštrovićNenad Ještrović
Goal13
Substitution39
8
PaterGrzegorz Pater (C)
Substitution45
10
BaseggioWalter Baseggio (C)
9
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski
Goal77
12
DollOlivier Doll
11
BrasiliaBrasilia
15
HasiBesnik Hasi
Yellow Card14
16
StrakPawel Strak
18
Seol Ki HyeonSeol Ki Hyeon
17
PaszulewiczJacek Paszulewicz
26
DindaneAruna Dindane
Goal59
Yellow Card87
18
JopMariusz Jop
27
KompanyVincent Kompany
19
NawotczyńskiLukasz Nawotczyński
30
TihinenHannu Tihinen
21
FrankowskiTomasz Frankowski
Substitution45

Substitutes

24
PeersmanTristan Peersman (GK)
13
WróbelMichal Wróbel (GK)
17
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
Substitution39
7
OuadjaLantame Ouadja
Substitution45
21
ZetterbergPär Zetterberg
Substitution86
29
DubickiDaniel Dubicki
Substitution45
2
IlićAleksandar Ilić
14
KuzeraKamil Kuzera
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
15
MrowiecAdrian Mrowiec
14
HendrikxMarc Hendrikx
22
Piotr BrożekPiotr Brożek
35
MacDonaldSherjill MacDonald
23
Pawel BrożekPaweł Brożek

Coach

Hugo Broos (BEL) Henryk Kasperczak (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution