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Anderlecht scalp revives Dinamo hopes

Published: Wednesday 2 December 2009, 23.50CET
RSC Anderlecht 0-1 NK Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo breathed life into their campaign after Miroslav Slepička's goal and Tomislav Butina's saves earned them victory in Brussels.
Anderlecht scalp revives Dinamo hopes
Dinamo's Miroslav Slepička takes the plaudits after scoring his side's winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AnderlechtDinamo Zagreb

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target13
 
12
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed23
 
29
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 2 December 2009, 23.50CET

Anderlecht scalp revives Dinamo hopes

RSC Anderlecht 0-1 NK Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo breathed life into their campaign after Miroslav Slepička's goal and Tomislav Butina's saves earned them victory in Brussels.

NK Dinamo Zagreb revived their UEFA Europa League campaign after Miroslav Slepička's goal earned a gritty 1-0 win at RSC Anderlecht.

Turning point
The Croatian side had been indebted to a string of saves from Tomislav Butina before Slepička struck in the 57th minute in Brussels. The goal completely changed the complexion of the game, though, and Dinamo held on comfortably to move within two points of their second-placed hosts in Group A.

Anderlecht ambition
A lively first half nearly commenced with a goal as Slepička drove narrowly wide after bursting out of midfield. The energetic visitors were making all the early moves, but the hosts soon imposed themselves and Guillaume Gillet stung Butina's palms following a mazy run from the right. Then Jelle Van Damme's header from the subsequent corner clipped the bar as Anderlecht upped the ante.

Butina heroics
In the 35th minute Romelu Lukaku exchanged passes with Mbark Boussoufa to open up the Dinamo defence, only for Butina to race from his line and block the 16-year-old striker's effort. Lukaku was denied again by the same man seven minutes after the restart, the former Club Brugge KV keeper saving a firm shot with his feet. However, it was the visitors who took the lead against the run of play when Ivan Tomečak's superb cross gave Slepička the simple task of heading in from close range.

Dinamo comfortable
The goal knocked the wind out of Anderlecht's sails and they struggled to respond initially. The hosts needed just a point to secure qualification, but it was Dinamo who looked the most likely to score the next goal and they duly saw out the closing stages to pick up only their third win in 15 UEFA club competition group-stage away games.

Last updated: 03/12/09 0.24CET

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Lineups

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Anderlecht

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

24
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
1
ButinaTomislav Butina (GK)
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
Yellow Card79
2
TomečakIvan Tomečak
Substitution90+2
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
Yellow Card15
Substitution85
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
Yellow Card41
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
4
R.KovačRobert Kovač (C)
6
Van DammeJelle Van Damme
Yellow Card90+1
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
7
EttoEtto
13
LegearJonathan Legear
Substitution68
10
SammirSammir
Yellow Card8
Substitution82
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
16
BadeljMilan Badelj
Yellow Card81
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Yellow Card89
36
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
20
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Goal57
Substitution66
99
SaréBakary Saré
Substitution72
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak

Substitutes

22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
33
PicakDominik Picak (GK)
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution68
8
TomićAnte Tomić
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
9
KramarićAndrej Kramarić
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
Substitution85
13
ChagoMathias Chago
Substitution90+2
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
Substitution72
19
BarbarićTomislav Barbarić
Substitution82
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
77
MoralesPedro Morales
44
RnićNemanja Rnić
99
PapadopoulosDimitris Papadopoulos
Substitution66

Coach

Ariël Jacobs (BEL) Krunoslav Jurčić (CRO)

Referee

Douglas McDonald (SCO)

Assistant referees

William Conquer (SCO), Graham Chambers (SCO)

Fourth official

Steven McLean (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Alan Muir (SCO), Steve Conroy (SCO)

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