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Canny Anderlecht reign in Zagreb

Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 21.45CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 RSC Anderlecht
Víctor Bernárdez's 74th-minute free-kick broke the hosts' spirits with Jonathan Legear adding a second as the heavens opened.
Canny Anderlecht reign in Zagreb
Dinamo's Mario Mandžukić challenges Anderlecht's Cheikhou Kouyaté ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebAnderlecht

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target11
 
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
3
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed16
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 21.45CET

Canny Anderlecht reign in Zagreb

NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 RSC Anderlecht
Víctor Bernárdez's 74th-minute free-kick broke the hosts' spirits with Jonathan Legear adding a second as the heavens opened.

RSC Anderlecht scored two late goals amid torrential rain to earn three points away to NK Dinamo Zagreb spirits in their opening UEFA Europa League Group A contest.

Chances count
Honduran left-back Victor Bernárdez took a long run-up before trundling a low free-kick under the Dinamo defensive wall and inside Tomislav Butina's right-hand post with 74 minutes played as Ariël Jacobs' side made one of their few chances count. Substitute Jonathan Legear  then drilled in a second as Dinamo redoubled their efforts with the heavens opening in Zagreb.

Dinamo efforts
Anderlecht were happy to pack their area in the first half, with Dinamo's attempts to pick their way through the Belgian side's rearguard rarely gaining much purchase. Ivica Vrdoljak pinged a low shot straight at Silvio Proto after nine minutes, and Mario Mandžukić miscued over the bar from near the penalty spot after 34 minutes.

Dipping effort
The visitors showed a fraction more aggression after the break, with Cheikhou Kouyaté heading wide from Bernárdez's cross, before Etto had the crowd momentarily on their feet as his speculative effort dipped over Proto's crossbar. However, there was a certain sense of inevitability about Bernárdez's free-kick, with Dinamo's frustration showing.

Substitutes combine
Dinamo hurled men forward in search of an equaliser, but were hit again on the break two minutes from the end, with Romelu Lukako making a long run out of defence before squaring for fellow substitute Legear to score. With AFC Ajax drawing 0-0 with FC Timişoara in the section's other game, Anderlecht top Group A. They are at home next to Ajax on 1 October, when Dinamo visit Timişoara.

Last updated: 18/09/09 1.15CET

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Lineups

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Dinamo Zagreb

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Anderlecht

1
ButinaTomislav Butina (GK) (C)
24
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
4
R.KovačRobert Kovač
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
7
EttoEtto
Substitution85
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
10
SammirSammir
Substitution78
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution85
16
BadeljMilan Badelj
Yellow Card69
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Substitution90
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
Substitution71
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
25
CufréLeandro Cufré
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
Goal74
77
MoralesPedro Morales
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
99
PapadopoulosDimitris Papadopoulos
Substitution69
99
SaréBakary Saré
Yellow Card32

Substitutes

30
LončarićFilip Lončarić (GK)
22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
2
TomečakIvan Tomečak
Substitution85
4
KruiswijkArnold Kruiswijk
5
CalelloAdrián Calello
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
Substitution90
11
GlavinaDenis Glavina
13
LegearJonathan Legear
Substitution71
Goal88
19
BarbarićTomislav Barbarić
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
20
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Substitution69
36
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution85
24
SivonjićIlija Sivonjić
Substitution78
44
RnićNemanja Rnić

Coach

Krunoslav Jurčić (CRO) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

Assistant referees

Robert Kispal (HUN), Zsolt Varga (HUN)

Fourth official

Peter Solymosi (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Sandor Szabo (HUN), Gergely Sulyok (HUN)

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