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Clinical Anderlecht punish wasteful Lokomotiv

Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 19.59CET
FC Lokomotiv Moskva 0-2 RSC Anderlecht
Goals in either half from Matías Suárez and substitute Dieudonné Mbokani earned the visitors the points as Lokomotiv were left to rue a host of misses.
by Boris Popov
from Lokomotiv Stadion

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Match statistics

Lokomotiv MoskvaAnderlecht

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target7
 
3
Corners12
 
2
Offsides9
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 19.59CET

Clinical Anderlecht punish wasteful Lokomotiv

FC Lokomotiv Moskva 0-2 RSC Anderlecht
Goals in either half from Matías Suárez and substitute Dieudonné Mbokani earned the visitors the points as Lokomotiv were left to rue a host of misses.

Former UEFA Cup winners RSC Anderlecht claimed a convincing 2-0 victory at FC Lokomotiv Moskva as their spotless defensive play and brisk counterattacking earned just reward.

The visitors withstood a barrage of attacks in the beginning of each half yet were far more clinical themselves. Matías Suárez, scorer of a matchday one hat-trick against AEK Athens FC, broke the deadlock in the Russian capital on 11 minutes and, after his side had soaked up a great deal of pressure, substitute Dieudonné Mbokani sealed the spoils midway through the second period.

The result leaves Anderlecht three points clear at the Group L summit, whereas Lokomotiv will be forced to reflect on what might have been. The home side were on the front foot from the off but constantly rebuffed either by goalkeeper Silvio Proto or his defence. Then came the sucker punch as the Brussels outfit struck on their first real attack, as Suárez allowed Kanu's knock-down to run across his body before hooking a half-volley past a stunned Guilherme.

The game lost some of its zest after that and, five minutes before half-time, José Couceiro introduced Dmitri Loskov in the hope of restoring it. Indirectly it may have, as Lokomotiv soon came a whisker away from an equaliser via Dmitri Sychev's diving header. The 27-year-old did hit the target soon after the restart, only to be marvellously denied by Proto; Maicon somehow failed to tap the rebound into the empty net.

The Brazilian forward immediately sought to make amends, running past three opponents on the left before delivering to Loskov, whose shot just missed. It was all Lokomotiv but, as in the first half, Anderlecht struck, Mbokani capitalising on hesitancy from Guilherme to head in Lucas Biglia's looping free-kick.

Last updated: 27/11/12 6.59CET

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Lineups

lokomotiv moskva

Lokomotiv Moskva

anderlecht

Anderlecht

1
GuilhermeGuilherme (GK)
1
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
4
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
5
BigliaLucas Biglia (C)
5
BurlakTaras Burlak
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Goal11
Substitution74
8
GlushakovDenis Glushakov
10
KanuKanu
Substitution90
Yellow Card90
11
SychevDmitri Sychev (C)
Substitution78
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
13
ObinnaVictor Obinna
Yellow Card47
19
KljestanSacha Kljestan
22
Da CostaManuel da Costa
20
SafariBehrang Safari
27
OzdoevMagomed Ozdoev
Substitution40
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
49
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
Yellow Card62
27
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
Yellow Card45
55
YanbaevRenat Yanbaev
Substitution78
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
90
MaiconMaicon
55
Fernando CanesinFernando Canesin
Substitution60

Substitutes

16
AmelchenkoAnton Amelchenko (GK)
22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
9
IbričićSenijad Ibričić
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
10
LoskovDmitri Loskov
Substitution40
8
OdoiDenis Odoi
Substitution90
18
IgnatyevVladislav Ignatyev
Substitution78
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček
Substitution74
20
B. IličBranko Ilič
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
25
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
Substitution78
25
MbokaniDieumerci Mbokani
Substitution60
Goal71
Yellow Card87
28
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
70
VargasRonald Vargas

Coach

José Couceiro (POR) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Matej Jug (SVN)

Assistant referees

Matej Žunič (SVN), Gregor Rojko (SVN)

Fourth official

Mitja Žganec (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Slavko Vinčić (SVN), Dragoslav Perič (SVN)

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