GAMES Anderlecht opened the league yesterday against newcomer Antwerp. The ruling champions immediately lost points as the match ended in a scoreless draw. The first half was simply boring to watch with no chances, but one weak shot. The second half was interesting with Anderlecht developing pressure, but lacking luck and precision to score.
Anderlecht and Antwerp produced a boring first half. The home side had slightly more ball possession, but besides a weak shot from Anderlecht, nothing really happened. The scoreline remained therefore unchanged until the break.
The second part of the game was a lot more interesting with Anderlecht monopolising the ball and developing pressure. Teodorczyk, Chipciu and Hanni were all stopped by an excellent goalkeeper Bolat though. And also corner kicks and free kicks were unsuccessful. On one of the many excellent corner kicks of Sven Kums, Kara headed but the ball was cleared from the line. Stanciu's free kick in the dying seconds missed the target for just centimeters. Final score: 0-0.
Phase by phase:
95' End of the game.
89' Stanciu's free kick misses the target by just centimeters!
87' Replacement: Ganvoula in, Trebel out.
85' Teodorczyk sees a chance for glory and shoots! The goalkeeper prevents any damage for his team.
84' Sporting Anderlecht increase the pace and plays higher now.
83' Replacement: Koné in, Jaadi out.
81' Jaadi is being showed yellow.
78' Replacement: Ndiaye in, Vansteenkiste out.
74' Replacement: Stanciu in, Appiah out.
73' Kara with a header! The ball is stopped before the goal line. Kums delivered the corner kick prior to the chance.
71' Chance for Hanni with a shot! Bolat keeps his net clean with a dive.
70' Limbombe sees a chance for glory and shoots! Sels picks up the ball!
69': Replacement: Dequevy in, Oulare out.
67' Chipciu with a hard effort! The ball is too high. Kums took the corner kick preceding the chance.
66' The ball passes the line in favour of RSC Anderlecht: corner kick.
65' Chipciu is alone on his way towards the goalkeeper. Bolat has the fastest reaction and is first on the ball!
61' Spajic with a header! The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post. Trebel took the free kick preceding the chance.
60' Teodorczyk can score! He only has to push the ball against the net, but the ball misses the target.
52' The ball passes the line in favour of Antwerp FC: corner kick.
49' Jaadi starts pulling his opponent, Chipciu, and is being sanctioned. A free kick is the result.
48' Anderlecht control the match.
46' Start of the second half.
43' The ball passes the line in favour of RSC Anderlecht: corner kick.
43' Jaadi is there to push the ball into the goal, but fails to do so! The ball doesn't go in between the posts. Duplus was the leading player in the action with a good combination.
42' The ball passes the line in favour of Sporting Anderlecht: corner kick.
41' Trebel creates a chance with a deviated shot.
39' Foul! Limbombe has pushed Obradovic. Free kick.
38' Limbombe is alone on his way towards the goalkeeper. Sels has the fastest reaction and is first on the ball!
37' The ball passes the line in favour of RSC Anderlecht: corner kick.
33' Corner kick for Antwerp FC.
32' Jaadi shoots! His volley, but the ball misses the target completely. That was an excellent opportunity! A corner kick preceded the chance.
31' Corner kick for Antwerp FC.
31' Anderlecht now have more ball possession.
27' Hanni is being taken down by Arslanagic. A free kick and a yellow card. That's the decision.
22' Hanni is being taken down by Corryn. A free kick is the result.
21' The ball passes the line in favour of Antwerp FC: corner kick.
19' Hanni turns and shoots! Bolat keeps his nets clean with a jump.
13' The game is rather boring. None of the teams are capable of setting up a decent attack.
11' Corner kick for Antwerp FC.
6' There is a lot of atmosphere in the stadium. The fans of Antwerp FC are already celebrating!
0' Kick-off of the match!
Line-up Antwerp FC: Bolat, Duplus, Batubinsika, Arslanagic, Vansteenkiste, Jaadi, Haroun, Hairemans, Corryn, Limbombe, Oulare
Line-up RSC Anderlecht: Sels, Appiah, Kara, Spajic, Obradovic, Dendoncker, Trebel, Kums, Chipciu, Hanni, Teodorczyk