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Athletic reel in visiting Anderlecht

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 22.50CET
Athletic Club 1-1 RSC Anderlecht
Mikel San José cancelled out Lucas Biglia's away goal to leave Les Mauves et Blancs with a slender away-goals advantage in the tie.
Athletic reel in visiting Anderlecht
Athletic's Xabier Castillo attempts to block a Romelu Lukaku shot ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AthleticAnderlecht

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners8
 
3
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed8
 
14
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 22.50CET

Athletic reel in visiting Anderlecht

Athletic Club 1-1 RSC Anderlecht
Mikel San José cancelled out Lucas Biglia's away goal to leave Les Mauves et Blancs with a slender away-goals advantage in the tie.

RSC Anderlecht will head into next week's second leg against Athletic Club favourites to progress to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 after coming away from Spain with a 1-1 draw.

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Ariël Jacobs' visitors, the Belgian league leaders, assumed the ascendancy courtesy of Lucas Biglia but were on the back foot for large swathes of the game. They could have no complaints about Mikel San José's opportunist second-half leveller for the hosts.

Defensive laxness appeared Athletic's likely undoing from the off, Jonathan Legear and Mbark Boussoufa both catching the hosts' back line unawares inside the opening half-hour only to be foiled by Gorka Iraizoz. The Spanish goalkeeper's next contribution was equally telling, Romelu Lukaku – himself guilty of snatching at an earlier chance – seeing his tame effort inexplicably spilled at the feet of Biglia, who was alert enough to convert.

Silvio Proto's palms had barely been warmed by Athletic but he remained vigilant enough to smother Oscar de Marcos's effort in first-half added time after neat, and long overdue, build-up play from Fernando Llorente and Francisco Yeste. Such penetration threatened to be an anomaly, but an uneventful opening to the second period proved the calm before a brief storm, San José poking in Markel Susaeta's cross-shot to ignite the home side, the crowd and the tie.

Llorente, top scorer in the group stage with six goals, should have added to both that tally and the growing sense of optimism in Bilbao moments later but recklessly headed wide. Then came the aftermath, both sides, on the surface at least, seemingly content to go to Belgium on level terms, Llorente wasting the most notable chance of a potentially defining goal.

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Lineups

athletic

Athletic

anderlecht

Anderlecht

1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
24
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
4
UstaritzUstaritz
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
9
LlorenteFernando Llorente
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
Goal35
10
YesteFrancisco Yeste (C)
Substitution46
6
Van DammeJelle Van Damme (C)
12
San JoséMikel San José
Goal58
10
KanuKanu
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Substitution90+1
16
OrbaizPablo Orbaiz
13
LegearJonathan Legear
Yellow Card20
18
GurpegiCarlos Gurpegi
Substitution55
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
Yellow Card60
22
CastilloXabier Castillo
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
Yellow Card34
24
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
28
De MarcosÓscar de Marcos
Substitution66
36
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution80

Substitutes

13
ArmandoArmando (GK)
22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
Substitution66
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution90+1
3
KoikiliKoikili
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Substitution55
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
Substitution80
17
EtxeberriaJoseba Etxeberria
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
26
IturraspeAnder Iturraspe
32
DiandyCristophe Diandy
27
MuniainIker Muniain
Substitution46
44
RnićNemanja Rnić

Coach

Joaquín Caparrós (ESP) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)

Fourth official

Gabriele Gava (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA), Andrea De Marco (ITA)

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