Anderlecht easily beat Cercle

MONDAY, 13 AUGUST 2012, 00:23 - Skyhawk
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Anderlecht booked an easy victory tonight against Cercle Bruges. The Belgian champions won 0-3 with a hattrick of Mbokani. Anderecht now join Club Bruges and Zulte Waregem at the top of the table.

The Mauves took a fantastic start and played with two strikers, namely Mbokani and De Sutter. Mbokani already scored after just a few minutes of play. Odoi centered and the Congolese pushed the ball into the goal at the second post.

The Mauves controlled the game and created several other chances. But it was again Mbokani who scored half way the first half. His first attempt was saved by the goalie, but he managed to score in the rebound.

Cercle tried to turn the tide and appeared in Anderlecht's box 10 minutes before the break. They didn't create many chances though.

The home side continued to push forward in the second half. Anderlecht's defence came under some light pressure, but didn't crack. Proto didn't really have a lot of work though. The Mauves swiftly counter attacked and eventually scored again when Mbokani chipped the ball over Cercle's goalie. This concluded the game: 0-3. A last remarkable fact was the debute of the young striker Bruno.

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