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Boussoufa inspires Anderlecht to beat AEK

Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 20.45CET
RSC Anderlecht 3-0 AEK Athens FC
Mbark Boussoufa opened the scoring before setting up Romelu Lukaku and Roland Juhász to get Anderlecht off the mark in Group F.
Boussoufa inspires Anderlecht to beat AEK
Mbark Boussoufa celebrates his first-half goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

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Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target6
 
2
Corners2
 
1
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed14
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 20.45CET

Boussoufa inspires Anderlecht to beat AEK

RSC Anderlecht 3-0 AEK Athens FC
Mbark Boussoufa opened the scoring before setting up Romelu Lukaku and Roland Juhász to get Anderlecht off the mark in Group F.

RSC Anderlecht secured their first UEFA Europa League Group F points after a dominant performance against AEK Athens FC.

Losses to FC Zenit St. Petersburg and HNK Hajduk Split had made victory imperative for Anderlecht and Mbark Boussoufa opened the scoring on 31 minutes before setting up Romelu Lukaku and Roland Juhász after the break. The result draws Anderlecht level with AEK and Hajduk on three points, six behind Zenit.

Anderlecht, keen to arrest a run of three competitive losses, were facing a side whose new coach Manolo Jiménez had debuted with a 4-0 win at Aris Thessaloniki FC four days ago. AEK were on the defensive straight away and Sacha Kljestan tested visiting goalkeeper Sebastián Saja on 19 minutes while a dangerous Anderlecht cross was headed away by Anestis Argyriou, making his UEFA club competition debut with Cristian Nasuti suspended.

There was a blow for AEK when winger Nacho Scocco, scorer of two goals on Sunday, pulled up with what looked a hamstring injury and left the pitch on a stretcher. The Anderlecht pressure told when Kljestan's effort parried by Sebastián Saja, and Boussoufa turned in the rebound.

The home side continued to press after the break, Lukaku heading a Boussoufa centre just over and on 67 minutes curling a shot narrowly wide. Lukaku soon had his goal, entering the box and shooting in off the post after Boussoufa had intercepted an AEK pass in midfield and sent the striker clear.

Four minutes later centre-back Juhász made it three with a spectacular back-heel volley from Boussoufa's free-kick. At the other end Scocco's replacement, Nathan Burns, was denied by Silvio Proto and Ismael Blanco put the rebound over. AEK will hope to turn the table in the 4 November return.

Last updated: 23/10/10 0.09CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

aek

AEK

1
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
23
SajaSebastián Saja (GK)
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
1
KafesPantelis Kafes (C)
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
14
MakosGrigoris Makos
Yellow Card23
Substitution46
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
17
ArgyriouAnestis Argyriou
Yellow Card50
8
PolákJan Polák
18
BlancoIsmael Blanco
10
KanuKanu
Substitution66
19
LagosPanagiotis Lagos
Yellow Card83
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Goal31
20
ÉderÉder
Substitution64
14
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Yellow Card48
Goal71
Substitution79
21
DiopPapa Bouba Diop
19
KljestanSacha Kljestan
32
ScoccoNacho Scocco
Substitution22
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
Goal75
55
DellasTraianos Dellas
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
90
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou

Substitutes

28
CordierMichaël Cordier (GK)
22
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
7
LecjaksJan Lecjaks
9
LeonardoLeonardo
Substitution64
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution66
10
DjebbourRafik Djebbour
Substitution46
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
13
DadomoClaudio Dadomo
25
ChavarriaPablo Chavarria
Substitution79
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
24
BurnsNathan Burns
Substitution22
44
RnićNemanja Rnić
35
KalamiotisStamatis Kalamiotis

Coach

Ariël Jacobs (BEL) Manuel Jiménez (ESP)

Referee

Hannes Kaasik (EST)

Assistant referees

Hannes Reinvald (EST), Dmitri Vinogradov (EST)

Fourth official

Jaan Roos (EST)

Additional assistant referees

Kristo Tohver (EST), Sten Kaldma (EST)

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