Anderlecht beat Genk with ease

SUNDAY, 3 APRIL 2005, 23:17 - Skyhawk
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Anderlecht have beaten Racing Genk tonight. The final score was 2-4. That way, Genk is set back to 10 points of the Mauves, that are still following leader Club Brugge on 6 points.

The game started with chances on both sides. Vandenbergh and Engelaar tried with shots from distance, while Anderlecht tried to get through the blue and white defense. Jestrovic was close to a goal and also Wilhelmsson couldn't finish a great action of Jestrovic. Moons saved his weak effort.

After 40 minutes, Kompany scored, but the referee noticed a foul (?) of Tihinen. Right after that, Beslija opened the score for Genk. He was left unmanned and kicked the ball in the nets with a volley: 1-0.

After the break, both sides tried to take control over the game. Anderlecht started to win the battles on the midfield and could create more chances.
First, Vanden Borre passed to Vanderhaeghe and he equalised with a hard shot. Two minutes later, Lovre brought Anderlecht one up when he headed on a very good center of Deschacht: 1-2.

Trainer Franky Vercauteren instructed his players to play more defensive. That's also why he substituted Lovre for Deman. Though Genk didn't have enough streigth anymore to push forward. That way, the Mauves could secure the victory. First, Wamfor made a blunder on a corner kick and Kompany scored. Afterwards, Zetterberg set the Brussels' team 3 goals ahead after a solo action: 1-4.

Vandenbergh made the last goal of the game, when Van Steenberghe couldn't intercept a center: 2-4.

Goals: 44' Beslija 1-0, 59' Vanderhaeghe 1-1, 61' Lovre 1-2, 82' Kompany 1-3, 85' Zetterberg 1-4, 89' Vandenbergh 2-4

Racing Genk: Moons, Priske, Claessens, Mikulic, Sigurdsson (83' Soetaers), Beslija (37' Haroun) , Wamfor, Engelaar, Daerden, Vandenbergh, Stojanovic (46' Chatelle)

Anderlecht: Van Steenberghe, Vanden Borre, Kompany, Tihinen, Traore, Deschacht, Zetterberg (88' Baseggio), Vanderhaeghe, Lovre (71' Deman), Wilhelmsson, Jestrovic (80' Mpenza)

Referee: Verbist

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