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Anderlecht stay perfect against ten-man Sturm

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 20.52CET
SK Sturm Graz 0-2 RSC Anderlecht
Goals from Guillaume Gillet and Matías Suárez ensured the visitors maintained their perfect Group L start at the expense of ten-man Sturm.
Anderlecht stay perfect against ten-man Sturm
Anderlecht's Marcin Wasilewski puts an effort on the Sturm goal as his side moved onto nine points ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SturmAnderlecht

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
2
Corners1
 
4
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed16
 
9
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

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

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 20.52CET

Anderlecht stay perfect against ten-man Sturm

SK Sturm Graz 0-2 RSC Anderlecht
Goals from Guillaume Gillet and Matías Suárez ensured the visitors maintained their perfect Group L start at the expense of ten-man Sturm.

RSC Anderlecht maintained their perfect start to UEFA Europa League Group L with a comfortable victory against ten-man SK Sturm Graz.

After a subdued first half, the game sprung into life midway through the second period when Guillaume Gillet's opening goal was followed in quick succession by a red card for Sturm's Thomas Burgstaller. Matías Suárez then grabbed his fifth goal of the competition to seal the visitors' third successive victory.

Anderlecht came into the game as the joint top scorers in the group stage but did not look like continuing their impressive record in the opening half. They did, however, create the first chance of the match when Milan Jovanović's neat pass found Gillet, but his audacious chip from the edge of the penalty area cleared the crossbar.

Against the run of play, Sturm came close to taking lead when Jürgen Säumel's free-kick caused havoc in the visitors' defence, only for Imre Szabics to be unable to get a crucial touch. Anderlecht were more threatening in attack, even if Suárez's volley, comfortably saved by Silvije Čavlina, was the closest they came to forging ahead in the first half.

Darko Bodul and Manuel Weber tested Silvio Proto with long-range efforts after the restart, but just as Sturm appeared to be taking control, it was Ariël Jacobs' side who took the lead. Dieudonné Mbokani's cross was spilled by Čavlina and Gillet was on hand to turn into an empty net.

Things went from bad to worse for the hosts just a minute later when Burgstaller received his second yellow for a foul on Gillet. Suárez then doubled Anderlecht's lead with 15 minutes remaining, the in-form forward latching onto Mbokani's incisive through ball and rounding Čavlina before finishing with ease.

Last updated: 22/10/11 0.07CET

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Lineups

sturm

Sturm

anderlecht

Anderlecht

22
ČavlinaSilvije Čavlina (GK)
1
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
6
WeberManuel Weber (C)
5
BigliaLucas Biglia (C)
Yellow Card70
Substitution80
11
SzabicsImre Szabics
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Yellow Card23
Goal75
Substitution86
12
DudićMilan Dudić
Yellow Card64
11
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Yellow Card82
13
BurgstallerThomas Burgstaller
Yellow Card19
Red Card67
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
14
F. KainzFlorian Kainz
Substitution69
19
KljestanSacha Kljestan
17
EhrenreichMartin Ehrenreich
20
SafariBehrang Safari
19
BodulDarko Bodul
Substitution65
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
27
KlemChristian Klem
25
MbokaniDieumerci Mbokani
Substitution89
28
SäumelJürgen Säumel
27
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
33
WolfPatrick Wolf
Substitution79
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
Goal66

Substitutes

34
SchachnerAlexander Schachner (GK)
22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
2
PopkhadzeGiorgi Popkhadze
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
5
FeldhoferFerdinand Feldhofer
Substitution69
8
OdoiDenis Odoi
7
HaasMario Haas
Substitution65
10
KanuKanu
8
HölzlAndreas Hölzl
Substitution79
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček
Substitution80
10
MuratovićSamir Muratović
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
Substitution89
24
KienastRoman Kienast
55
Fernando CanesinFernando Canesin
Substitution86

Coach

Franco Foda (GER) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Assistant referees

Marc Douglas (IRL), Allen Lynch (IRL)

Fourth official

Padraig Sutton (IRL)

Additional assistant referees

Neil Doyle (IRL), Tomas Connolly (IRL)

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