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Anderlecht held at Timişoara

Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 23.50CET
FC Timişoara 0-0 RSC Anderlecht
Nothing could separate the teams that began the day bookending
Group A in a match that made up in effort what it lacked in quality.
Anderlecht held at Timişoara
Anderlecht coach Ariël Jacobs endured a frustrating evening ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TimişoaraAnderlecht

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
13
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
6
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed14
 
16
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 23.50CET

Anderlecht held at Timişoara

FC Timişoara 0-0 RSC Anderlecht
Nothing could separate the teams that began the day bookending
Group A in a match that made up in effort what it lacked in quality.

Honours finished even in Romania with nothing to separate the sides that began the day bookending Group A, RSC Anderlecht and FC Timişoara.

Lack of quality
In a match that made up in endeavour what it lacked in quality, both teams enjoyed periods of dominance and the only real difference came in clear-cut chances: Anderlecht enjoying two to Timişoara's one. Crucially, however, none were taken and the draw means that despite ending strongly the visitors fall behind new section leaders AFC Ajax, although both sit on five points.

Home comfort
Timişoara ended the day as they started it – propping up Group A – but not through lack of trying. For much of the first half Ioan Ovidiu Sabău's side were dominant. With Dan Alexa pulling the strings in midfield they laid siege to the Anderlecht goal but the visitors, defending in numbers, ensured clear openings were at a premium. One did fall to Artavazd Karamyan just after the half-hour, as Éder Bonfim's cross found him with the goal at his mercy. The Armenian international could not be accused of failing to get over his header as he directed it into the ground and still cleared the crossbar by five metres.

Suárez miss
He was equally culpable at the other end, as Anderlecht enjoyed rare respite four minutes before half-time, dallying deep inside a crowded penalty box. Mbark Boussoufa pounced but with only the goalkeeper to beat he opted to square to the offside Romelu Lukaku rather than take it on himself – it was a huge reprieve. Karamyan almost made amends from distance after the restart, though Anderlecht gradually gained a stranglehold. They should have claimed all three points midway through the period when substitute Matías Suárez turned Daré Nibombé but, one-on-one with Costel Pantilimon, he blazed high and wide.

Last updated: 23/10/09 1.07CET

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Lineups

timişoara

Timişoara

anderlecht

Anderlecht

29
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
24
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
2
Éder BonfimÉder Bonfim
Yellow Card19
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
5
AlexaDan Alexa (C)
Substitution81
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
6
NibombeDare Nibombe
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
10
Artavazd KaramyanArtavazd Karamyan
10
KanuKanu
Yellow Card44
Substitution46
11
Arman KaramyanArman Karamyan
Substitution72
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
13
ScutaruCristian Scutaru
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
14
MeraIoan Mera
Yellow Card67
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
18
BucurGheorghe Bucur
Substitution74
32
DiandyCristophe Diandy
Substitution85
21
GogaDorin Goga
36
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution64
55
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu
99
SaréBakary Saré

Substitutes

99
TabordaPedro Taborda (GK)
28
CordierMichaël Cordier (GK)
7
StancuStelian Stancu
4
KruiswijkArnold Kruiswijk
9
ParksWinston Parks
Substitution74
Yellow Card87
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution64
20
MaximFlorin Maxim
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
23
IonescuClaudiu Ionescu
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
Substitution85
27
MageraLukáš Magera
Substitution81
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
77
CurteanAlexandru Curtean
Substitution72
44
RnićNemanja Rnić
Substitution46

Coach

Ioan Sabău (ROU) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

Assistant referees

Francesco Buragina (SUI), Beat Hidber (SUI)

Fourth official

Patrick Graf (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Cyril Zimmermann (SUI), Daniel Wermelinger (SUI)

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