GAMES Anderlecht beat KV Mechelen on Friday, for the first time in five years, with 3-4. It was coach Vanhaezebrouck's debut. Anderlecht played a good first half, but collapsed in the second half. Though the 4 goals scored in the first 45 minutes were sufficient to win.
Anderlecht started with Kums in the team. Boeckx took his place in the goal. Dendoncker was placed in the central defense. After a doubting start, Anderlecht took control over the game and rapidly created several open chances. It was youngster Gerkens who opened the score after a nice attack. Onyekuru scored two more and Teodorczyk made the fourth. Only Schoofs was able to score one goal for KV Mechelen with a deviated shot.
The second half was totally different. Despite two open chances for Anderlecht, KV Mechelen controlled with creating any serious chance. Though Pedersen was able to take one back with a header. Anderlecht never came into trouble up until extra time when Bandé scored with a shot. Mechelen didn't come closer though and Anderlecht won: 3-4.
Phases of the match:
94' End of the game.
92' Replacement: Obradovic in, Onyekuru out.
91' GOAL! Hassane Bandé scores with a shot! The ball goes in in the bottom left corner.
88' El Messaoudi sees a chance for glory and shoots! The ball is too high.
85' Replacement: Chipciu in, Gerkens out.
83' Yellow for Dendoncker!
78' Boeckx is being showed yellow.
73' Replacement: Stanciu in, Hanni out.
71' Replacement: Matthys in, Croizet out.
67' It's yellow for Hanni.
59' GOAL! Pedersen scores with a header! The ball goes in in the bottom left corner.
59' Chance for Teodorczyk with a shot! The effort is halted before the line.
55' Replacement: Pedersen in, Ganvoula out.
52' Yellow for De Witte!
47' Replacement: El Messaoudi in, Vitas out.
43' GOAL! Teodorczyk scores with a shot! The ball goes in in the bottom left corner. Trebel gave the last pass.
37' GOAL! Onyekuru scores with a shot! The ball goes in in the upper right corner.
34' GOAL! Schoofs scores with a deviated shot!
30' GOAL! Onyekuru breaks through the defence and scores! The ball goes in in the bottom right corner. Hanni gave the last pass with a long ball.
28' Kums fires from distance! The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post.
26' Cocalic with a header! The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post.
19' GOAL! Gerkens breaks through the defence and scores! The ball goes in in the bottom left corner. Hanni gave the last pass.
' Hanni fires from distance! The ball goes over the target.
' Ganvoula is alone on his way towards the goalkeeper. The keeper is fast enough and saves the danger.
' Kick-off of the match!