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Anderlecht march on with perfect record intact

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 23.10CET
RSC Anderlecht 3-0 SK Sturm Graz
Goals from Guillaume Gillet, Matías Suárez and Tom De Sutter ensured the hosts went through while remaining the only side with a perfect record so far.
by Nick Foster
from Constant Vanden Stock Stadium

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Match statistics

AnderlechtSturm

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
6
Corners3
 
3
Offsides6
 
3
Fouls committed18
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 23.10CET

Anderlecht march on with perfect record intact

RSC Anderlecht 3-0 SK Sturm Graz
Goals from Guillaume Gillet, Matías Suárez and Tom De Sutter ensured the hosts went through while remaining the only side with a perfect record so far.

RSC Anderlecht beat SK Sturm Graz 3-0 to claim their fourth successive Group L victory and wrap up a round of 32 place with two games to spare.

Guillaume Gillet opened the scoring for Anderlecht midway through the first half, but it was not until after the 58th-minute dismissal of Sturm's Ferdinand Feldhofer that the hosts pulled away. The competition's leading scorer, Matías Suárez, took his tally to six with a header on 74 minutes and Tom De Sutter rounded the win off by adding a third.

Sturm coach Franco Foda's pre-match claim that his side could "spring a surprise" appeared credible early on, midfielder Manuel Weber's rasping drive from just outside the penalty area serving as a warning to Silvio Proto. The home goalkeeper needed to be even more alert soon after, diving athletically to deny Roman Kienast.

It was Ariël Jacobs' side who then took the lead, though, Gillet connecting with Suárez's curling cross with a powerful low drive. Sacha Kljestan could have extended that advantage on the half-hour but blasted over from 15 metres.

Sturm's holding midfielders Weber and Matthias Koch helped to keep Anderlecht at bay at the start of the second half, but Feldhofer's red card made their task even trickier. Suárez all but wrapped up the points when he finished off Marcin Wasilewski's delivery, before substitute De Sutter applied a neat left-footed finish with nine minutes left.

Last updated: 27/11/12 4.34CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

sturm

Sturm

1
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK) (C)
22
ČavlinaSilvije Čavlina (GK)
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Goal74
5
FeldhoferFerdinand Feldhofer
Yellow Card44
Red Card58
11
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Substitution70
6
WeberManuel Weber (C)
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
8
HölzlAndreas Hölzl
Substitution8
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček
9
BukvaHaris Bukva
Yellow Card84
19
KljestanSacha Kljestan
11
SzabicsImre Szabics
Substitution78
20
SafariBehrang Safari
12
DudićMilan Dudić
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
17
EhrenreichMartin Ehrenreich
27
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
Yellow Card84
20
KochMatthias Koch
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
Goal23
Substitution77
24
KienastRoman Kienast
Substitution60
55
Fernando CanesinFernando Canesin
Substitution67
27
KlemChristian Klem

Substitutes

22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
34
SchachnerAlexander Schachner (GK)
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
4
PürcherDominic Pürcher
Substitution60
8
OdoiDenis Odoi
7
HaasMario Haas
Substitution78
10
KanuKanu
10
MuratovićSamir Muratović
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
Substitution70
Yellow Card73
Goal81
18
StandfestJoachim Standfest
36
KabaseleNathan Kabasele
Substitution77
19
BodulDarko Bodul
39
BadibangaZiguy Badibanga
Substitution67
33
WolfPatrick Wolf
Substitution8
Yellow Card22

Coach

Ariël Jacobs (BEL) Franco Foda (GER)

Referee

Menashe Masiah (ISR)

Assistant referees

Nissan Davidy (ISR), Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)

Fourth official

Shay Shitrit (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Eli Hacmon (ISR), Haim Jakov (ISR)

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