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Anderlecht impress at home

Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 22.20CET
RSC Anderlecht 3-1 FC Midtjylland Belgian challengers take command.

Match statistics

AnderlechtMidtjylland

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 22.20CET

Anderlecht impress at home

RSC Anderlecht 3-1 FC Midtjylland Belgian challengers take command.

FC Midtjylland have a mountain to climb after they were defeated by RSC Anderlecht in the first leg of their UEFA Cup second-round tie at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium.

Early pressure
However, there was not much to indicate this outcome in the opening stages of the match as the Danish side pressed forward in search of an all-important away goal that could have settled their early nerves.

Sluggish Anderlecht
With Aruna Dinadane, Nenad Jestrovic and Aleksandar Ilic coming back from injury, Anderlecht were struggling to settle into their usual stylish passing game as Midtjylland put plenty of pressure on the ball carrier in the opening 30 minutes.

Approach play
Razek Pimpong, Christian Magleby and Frank Kristensen showed plenty of potential in Midtjylland's build-up play but they rarely managed to create any clear-cut chances against an experienced Belgian side.

Jestrovic opener
Anderlecht came out much more determined after the break with Jestrovic and Dindane slowly settling into gear and, on 55 minutes, the Brussels crowd got what they were hoping for when Jestrovic dived well to meet a low cross from Ky-Hyeun Seol to edge Anderlecht ahead.

Penalty kick
Bad then turned to worse for the visitors when Jestrovic doubled his tally of the night with a penalty six minutes later after Kristensen had brought down Seol.

Clinical finish
Midtjylland looked below par as they conceded their third goal within 15 minutes as Dindane took possession around the midfield line and was allowed to race unmarked to the edge of the box. He then gave Peter Skov-Jensen no chance with a clinical finish.

Hope for Midtjylland
However, the visitors did manage to cut the deficit ten minutes before the end when a superb free-kick from Kristensen thundered past the Anderlecht goalkeeper Daniel Zitka to give Midtjylland a glimmer of hope before the second leg.

Last updated: 31/10/02 23.27CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

midtjylland

Midtjylland

25
ZítkaDaniel Zítka
1
Skov-JensenPeter Skov-Jensen
2
IlićAleksandar Ilić
2
NielsenMartin Nielsen
4
VanderhaegheYves Vanderhaeghe
6
SkriverSøren Skriver
5
De BoeckGlen De Boeck
8
ThomasbergThomas Thomasberg
Substitution61
8
JeštrovićNenad Ještrović
Yellow Card53
Goal55
Goal61
Substitution75
9
Kenneth FromKenneth From
10
BaseggioWalter Baseggio
Substitution84
11
MaglebyChristian Magleby
14
HendrikxMarc Hendrikx
12
MikkelsenJesper Mikkelsen
Substitution32
18
Seol Ki HyeonSeol Ki Hyeon
13
JessenJens Jessen
Yellow Card42
20
De BildeGilles De Bilde
Substitution80
19
JensenMikkel Jensen
26
DindaneAruna Dindane
Goal71
23
KristensenFrank Kristensen
Goal80
30
TihinenHannu Tihinen
27
PimpongRazak Pimpong

Substitutes

23
MilojevicZvonko Milojevic
22
SlawutaMichal Slawuta
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
4
RatheThomas Rathe
Substitution61
9
ZaneClayton Zane
Substitution80
15
JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen
11
KolářMartin Kolář
17
OlsenKim Olsen
15
HasiBesnik Hasi
Substitution84
7
MadsenClaus Madsen
Substitution32
16
CrassonBertrand Crasson
31
LindkvistUlrik Lindkvist
43
MacDonaldSherjill MacDonald
Substitution75
32
Bak NielsenKristian Bak Nielsen

Coach

Hugo Broos (BEL) Troels Bech (DEN)

Referee

Antonio Manuel Almeida Costa (POR)

Assistant referees

Joao Almeida Esteves (POR), Serafim Baia Nogueira (POR)

Fourth official

Paulo Cesario Barbosa Pereira (POR)

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