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Anderlecht hit back to stay level with AEK

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.50CET
AEK Athens FC 1-1 RSC Anderlecht
With FC Zenit St. Petersburg having sealed top spot in Group G, AEK and Anderlecht remain level in the race for the second round of 32 berth.
by Graham Wood
from OACA Spiros Louis Stadium

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Match statistics

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Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners2
 
4
Offsides8
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.50CET

Anderlecht hit back to stay level with AEK

AEK Athens FC 1-1 RSC Anderlecht
With FC Zenit St. Petersburg having sealed top spot in Group G, AEK and Anderlecht remain level in the race for the second round of 32 berth.

The race for second spot in UEFA Europa League Group G remains wide open after AEK Athens FC and RSC Anderlecht both moved on to four points courtesy of a 1-1 draw in the Greek capital.

AEK, defeated 3-0 in Belgium on Matchday 3, struck the first blow in the return, Ismael Blanco powering in a 48th-mintue penalty. Jan Polák levelled for the visitors seven minutes later when he tapped in Jonathan Legear's cross. The result does little to aid either side's cause, leaving them both an unassailable eight points behind FC Zenit St. Petersburg, and one above HNK Hajduk Split.

AEK were in need of a positive result to bounce back from their disappointment in Brussels and began promisingly, Blanco narrowly failing to convert Leonardo's right-wing cross after seven minutes. The visitors threatened on the break and Roland Juhász's downward header from Mbark Boussoufa's free-kick bounced over the bar. Boussoufa also tested AEK goalkeeper Sebastián Saja with a snap shot.

Anderlecht defender Ondřej Mazuch almost inadvertently gave AEK the lead when his misguided header from Leonardo's corner flashed past the frame of Silvio Proto's goal. Savas Gentzoglou then prodded over from a Blanco cross on the half-hour as the hosts began to enjoy greater possession.

AEK had a dream start to the second period when they were awarded a penalty just three minutes in, Juhász penalised for a foul on Rafik Djebbour: Blanco confidently converted. Their lead did not last long, however, Les Mauves et Blancs equalising when Legear's determined run and cross was converted from close range by Polák. Both teams had chances to win late on, AEK substitute Éder firing over and Romelu Lukaku hitting a post.

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Lineups

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AEK

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Anderlecht

23
SajaSebastián Saja (GK)
1
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
1
KafesPantelis Kafes (C)
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
2
PatsatzoglouChristos Patsatzoglou
7
LecjaksJan Lecjaks
3
NasutiCristian Nasuti
8
PolákJan Polák
Goal55
Substitution77
4
ManolasKostas Manolas
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa (C)
Substitution67
9
LeonardoLeonardo
Yellow Card45+3
Substitution66
13
LegearJonathan Legear
Yellow Card81
Substitution90
10
DjebbourRafik Djebbour
14
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
13
DadomoClaudio Dadomo
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
18
BlancoIsmael Blanco
Goal48
19
KljestanSacha Kljestan
19
LagosPanagiotis Lagos
Substitution73
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
90
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou
Yellow Card12
Substitution87
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet

Substitutes

22
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
28
CordierMichaël Cordier (GK)
14
MakosGrigoris Makos
Substitution87
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution77
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
10
KanuKanu
Substitution67
Yellow Card80
17
ArgyriouAnestis Argyriou
25
ChavarriaPablo Chavarria
20
ÉderÉder
Substitution66
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
35
KalamiotisStamatis Kalamiotis
39
BadibangaZiguy Badibanga
Substitution90
93
FroxyliasDimitris Froxylias
Substitution73
44
RnićNemanja Rnić

Coach

Manuel Jiménez (ESP) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Sascha Kever (SUI)

Assistant referees

Manuel Navarro (SUI), Devis Dettamanti (SUI)

Fourth official

Patrick Graf (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Carlo Bertolini (SUI), Daniel Wermelinger (SUI)

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