Anderlecht give victory away in last minutes

SATURDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2015, 19:03 - Skyhawk
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GAMES Anderlecht and Monaco played 1-1 in the Europa League yesterday. The Mauves started with an early lead thanks to a goal of Guillaume Gillet. But after a defensive mistake, the French managed to equalise, just a few minutes before the end.

Monaco took the best start and had a lot of ball possession, but the goal fell on the other side. Deschacht launched the counter attack, Praet centered and Gillet scored the opening goal after ten minutes of play. The Belgian side gained confidence and dominated the next fifteen minutes. Especially Okaka made a good impression. This time it was Monaco that lurked on the counter attack. Bernard Silva had the best chance, but his effort did not go in.

The second half started with a dominating Anderlecht. Suarez had a few good chances, but could not double the lead. Monaco escaped when the referee only drew yellow when Acheampong, broken through and on his way to the goal, was brought down. 

At the end of the game, the visitors increased the pressure without creating a lot of chances. Disaster struck for Anderlecht when Deschacht slipped and lost the ball. This led to a big chance that was saved by Silvio Proto. Though the rebound was for a Monaco player, who equalised. With just five minutes left, the home side started their final offensive. Ezekiel had the best chance, but he missed in front of an almost empty goal...

The other match in the same group ended in a 3-1 victory of Tottenham against Qarabag. On the next matchday, Anderlecht face Qarabag in Kazachstan.

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