Anderlecht remains the best team in the Europa League. With another victory, the Mauves are already qualified and also the only team in Europe with still the maximum of the points.
Anderlecht without Biglia and Mbokani had enough on one point to qualify for the next round. But the Mauves want to win the group and are also defending their perfect score. And this was done with great success this evening. Sturm Graz was beaten this evening with 3-0.
Graz quickly realized Anderlecht was a lot stronger, but had one good chance though.
The home side controlled the game and pushed forward now and then. Especially centers from the wing caused panic in the Austrian defence.
The pressure mounted and eventually Gillet scored after a nice attack: Suarez broke free on the wing, passed to Gillet who dribbled into the box and placed the ball in the left corner: 1-0.
The pace dropped and Sturm could now threaten Proto for a few times with efforts from outside the box.
And also in the second half, Sturm tried to take control without endangering Anderlecht's defence though. The Brussels' team woke up from the coffee break and took over again. When Feldhofer got a second yellow for stopping Suarez who had broke free, the game was over. Anderlecht quickly doubled the lead against ten men via Suarez (header). Close to the end, Kljestan opened for De Sutter and he scored the third of the evening.