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Bold Broos sinks Benfica

Published: Wednesday 25 August 2004, 0.35CET
RSC Anderlecht 3-0 SL Benfica (agg: 3-1) The positive tactics of Anderlecht coach Hugo Broos pay off in style.

Match statistics

AnderlechtBenfica

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 25 August 2004, 0.35CET

Bold Broos sinks Benfica

RSC Anderlecht 3-0 SL Benfica (agg: 3-1) The positive tactics of Anderlecht coach Hugo Broos pay off in style.

By Berend Scholten at Constant Vanden Stock

The attacking intentions of RSC Anderlecht coach Hugo Broos paid off as he watched his charges overturn a first-leg deficit against ten-man SL Benfica to book their place in Thursday's UEFA Champions League draw with a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Bold formation
Broos employed three strikers in a bold formation and all three of them - Mbo Mpenza, Aruna Dindane and Nenad Jestrovic - made an impression in a convincing 3-0 win.

Wilhelmsson frustrated
The Belgian side surged forward from the first whistle and went close after just five minutes when Mpenza played a high ball into the area and Christian Wilhelmsson narrowly failed to make contact.

Zitka saves
The close shave shook Benfica into life and on eleven minutes Simão Sabrosa put Carlos Alves García free on the right, but he shot narrowly wide of the left-hand post. Anderlecht goalkeeper Daniel Zitka was twice called into action to stop long-range efforts, notably Tomislav Sokota's swirling effort.

Mpenza opener
The home side got what they wanted in the 34th minute when Dindane beat the visiting defence in the air to meet a free-kick from Besnik Hasi and head it into the net to tie the scores on aggregate and set up a pulsating second half. The Belgian side took the lead when Anderlecht captain Walter Baseggio laid on a fine pass for Dindane on the hour and the striker shot the ball into the corner for his second of the night.

Argel off
Fearing an away goal that might have put Benfica through, the majority of the 20,107 crowd breathed a sigh of relief 13 minutes later when Jestrovic's shot was handled in the area by Argel, who was duly sent off. Jestrovic himself converted the penalty to settle the tie.

Last updated: 25/08/04 21.34CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

benfica

Benfica

1
ZítkaDaniel Zítka (GK)
12
QuimQuim (GK)
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
3
ArgelArgel
Red Card72
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
5
Paulo AlmeidaPaulo Almeida
Yellow Card43
Substitution76
8
JeštrovićNenad Ještrović
Yellow Card63
Goal73
Substitution80
6
PetitPetit
9
Mbo MpenzaMbo Mpenza
Substitution90
7
CarlitosCarlitos
Yellow Card33
Substitution60
10
BaseggioWalter Baseggio (C)
4
LuisãoLuisão
15
HasiBesnik Hasi
20
SimãoSimão (C)
17
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
23
MiguelMiguel
26
DindaneAruna Dindane
Goal34
Goal59
Substitution90
25
ŠokotaTomo Šokota
27
KompanyVincent Kompany
Yellow Card23
18
Dos SantosManuel Dos Santos
34
TraoréLamine Traoré
37
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
Substitution66

Substitutes

24
PeersmanTristan Peersman (GK)
24
QuesnelYannick Quesnel (GK)
7
LovreGoran Lovre
2
AmoreirinhaAmoreirinha
18
Seol Ki HyeonSeol Ki Hyeon
Substitution90
10
ZahovičZlatko Zahovič
Substitution66
21
ZetterbergPär Zetterberg
11
GeovanniGeovanni
Substitution60
22
YashchukOleh Yashchuk
Substitution80
14
FyssasTakis Fyssas
23
JuniorJunior
22
KaradasAzar Karadas
37
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
Substitution90
33
Ricardo RochaRicardo Rocha
Substitution76

Coach

Hugo Broos (BEL) Giovanni Trapattoni (ITA)

Referee

Stefano Farina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Vincenzo Mitro (ITA), Luca Maggiani (ITA)

Fourth official

Alberto Castellani (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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