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Stabæk steal away win

Published: Friday 20 September 2002, 0.40CET
RSC Anderlecht 0-1 Stabæk IF
Stabæk stage a smash-and-grab raid in Brussels.

Match statistics

AnderlechtStabæk

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 20 September 2002, 0.40CET

Stabæk steal away win

RSC Anderlecht 0-1 Stabæk IF
Stabæk stage a smash-and-grab raid in Brussels.

RSC Anderlecht 0-1 Stabæk IF
Stabæk IF staged a perfect smash-and-grab raid against RSC Anderlecht in Brussels in their UEFA Cup first round first-leg match to take a one-goal lead back to Norway for the return.

Early winner
The Norwegian side struck early through Christian Michelsen after ten minutes and then hung on resolutely with a disciplined defensive display that frustrated Anderlecht's attacking ambitions.

Anderlecht changes
Anderlecht coach Hugo Broos reshuffled his side dramatically after their weekend reversal against R. Antwerp FC. As well as switching to a 4-3-3 formation, he dropped striker Gilles de Bilde and Czech prodigy Martin Kolar, with Australian Clayton Zane and Albanian Besnik Hasi coming in.

Michelsen on the mark
However, as they struggled to adjust to their new system, Anderlecht were caught out by a well-worked Stabæk goal. After a quick counterattack Christian Wilhelmsson provided the cross from the right and Michelsen ghosted in to head home unattended. Anderlecht fought back strongly and gradually began to dominate, with Korean Ki-Hyeon Seol impressing on the left flank.

De Bilde comes in
Fans' favourite De Bilde was eventually brought into the action and his presence certainly gave the home side greater cutting edge. Within minutes of his introduction, he beat two defenders and put Zane in the clear but the Australian put his shot wide of the far post.

'Luck and hard work'
Stabæk coach Gaute Larfen said: "We knew that if we had a chance to score we had to grab it and that's what we did - we had one real chance. It was not very pretty but we worked very hard as a team. We had good fortune."

'Still a chance'
His Anderlecht counterpart, Hugo Broos, said: "I knew that when we conceded a goal after ten minutes we'd have a wall of players in front of us and that's exactly what happened." However, he added: "I still believe we have a 50-50 chance to go through. If they can win here we can definitely win in Stabæk."

Last updated: 20/09/02 15.21CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

stabæk

Stabæk

25
ZítkaDaniel Zítka (GK)
1
KnudsenJon Knudsen (GK)
4
VanderhaegheYves Vanderhaeghe
2
MuriAndré Muri
5
De BoeckGlen De Boeck (C)
4
KjøløMike Kjølø
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
6
StenvollTom Stenvoll
9
ZaneClayton Zane
Yellow Card19
9
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
10
BaseggioWalter Baseggio
10
BaldvinssonMarel Baldvinsson
Substitution90
14
HendrikxMarc Hendrikx
11
T. GudmundssonTryggvi Gudmundsson
Yellow Card40
15
HasiBesnik Hasi
Substitution66
13
MichelsenChristian Michelsen
Goal10
18
Seol Ki HyeonSeol Ki Hyeon
16
HolterChristian Holter (C)
19
MornarIvica Mornar
Substitution79
20
OlsenInge André Olsen
Substitution84
30
TihinenHannu Tihinen
21
StenersenTommy Stenersen
Yellow Card88

Substitutes

23
MilojevicZvonko Milojevic (GK)
22
RotevatnAnders Rotevatn (GK)
16
CrassonBertrand Crasson
Substitution79
17
Peter SandPeter Sand
Substitution84
20
De BildeGilles De Bilde
Substitution66
18
FinstadThomas Finstad
Substitution90
2
IlićAleksandar Ilić
5
SkistadJohn Skistad
8
JeštrovićNenad Ještrović
7
HaugerHenning Hauger
11
KolářMartin Kolář
14
FazlagicSamir Fazlagic
33
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
15
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg

Coach

Hugo Broos (BEL) Gaute Larsen (NOR)

Referee

Meir Levi (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shmuel Shteif (ISR), Shai Osadon (ISR)

Fourth official

Eyal Zur (ISR)

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