GAMES RSC Anderlecht faced AA Ghent today in the sixth match of the play-offs. After the loss of points against Charleroi last Thursday, Anderlecht couldn't afford to lose. Else Ghent would return on two points of the Mauves. And that didn't happen, as the match ended in a scoreless draw. This means that Bruges can benefit tomorrow, if they win, and come back to four points.
Anderlecht started with Tielemans, fatigued and lightly injured, on the bench. Trebel took his place in the team.
AA Ghent were slightly better in the first half. The home side had control over a large part of the first 45 minutes, but couldn't really create chances. Anderlecht lurked on the counter attack with a fast Acheampong, but the last pass was often not good enough to create danger. The 0-0 half way was logical.
The second half was totally different as Anderlecht immediately took control and increased the pressure. Hanni had the perfect chance to score but his control wasn't perfect resulting in a shot that was too weak to defeat Kalinic. Teodorczyk also came close to scoring: on a center of Acheampong he pushed the ball in one time perfectly towards the goal, but Kalinic prevented a goal with a super save. Also Chipciu tested the Ghent keeper with a good effort in the corner.
The home team was only dangerous in the last ten minutes on a free kick, but Boeckx pushed the ball away from under the crossbar. 0-0, final score.
All phases of the match:
93' End of the game.
93' It's yellow for Chipciu.
90' Three minutes of stoppage time
88' The ball passes the line in favour of Ghent: corner kick.
87' Chipciu with a hard effort! The ball goes over the target.
87' Corner kick for RSC Anderlecht.
86' Kubo sees a chance for glory and shoots! The chance is being stopped with a block.
85' Replacement: Bruno in, Acheampong out.
84' Corner kick for Ghent.
83' Milicevic tries it with a free kick, but the goalkeeper saves the attempt!
83' Corner kick for Ghent.
83' Ghent survived Anderlecht's pressure and dominate now
80' Coulibaly has a chance with the head, but Boeckx makes an easy save. Saief was the author of the centre from the left side.
78' The ball passes the line in favour of Ghent: corner kick.
75' Dendoncker has a chance with a free kick. The chances lacks the necessary quality to create a threat.
73' Replacement: Verstraete in, Dejaegere out.
73' Thelin is alone on his way towards the goalkeeper. The keeper is fast enough and saves the danger.
71' Pressure of RSC Anderlecht, but can they score?
71' Replacement: Thelin in, Teodorczyk out.
71' Hanni turns and shoots! That was an excellent opportunity! Kalinic keeps his net clean with a dive.
68' Corner kick for RSC Anderlecht.
65' Replacement: Tielemans in, Trebel out.
61' Replacement: Kalu in, Simon out.
59' Chance for Kubo with a shot! The chances lacks the necessary quality to create a threat.
54' Teodorczyk can score! He only has to push the ball against the net; the goalie blocks the attempt. That was an excellent opportunity! Acheampong delivered the centre from the left wing.
53' Hanni is dangerous with a bouncing shot, but Kalinic makes an easy save. What an inexplicable failure!
51' Kubo is not able to slide the ball in! The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post. Simon delivered the centre from the right wing.
45' Start of the second half.
46' The referee blows his whistle for a foul of Kara on Coulibaly. Yellow and free kick. A wrong decision!
44' The pace of the game is too slow and there is a lot of carelessness in the passing.
38' Hanni sees a chance for glory and shoots! The chances lacks the necessary quality to create a threat.
34' Acheampong is in a good position close to the goal and shoots! The goalie makes a simple save.
32' Ghent increase the pace and plays higher now.
31' Mitrovic shoots! His volley, but the ball goes next to the goal.
30' The ball passes the line in favour of Ghent: corner kick.
28' Chance for Ghent with a hard header. That was an excellent opportunity! The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post.
27' Free kick for Ghent after a foul of Chicpiu.
24' There isn't a lot of difference between both teams. The ball stays on the midfield a lot.
16' Corner kick for RSC Anderlecht.
15' Corner kick for Ghent.
15' Chipciu finds the opening, turns and shoots, but the attempt goes along the front of the goal.
12' Corner kick for Ghent.
11' Acheampong sees a chance for glory and shoots! The chance is being stopped with a block. It will be a corner kick.
9' Spajic is being showed yellow.
8' Ghent dominate the game at the moment.
5' Appiah doesn't seem to be focused on the match anymore.
2' Foul! Chipciu has pushed Saief. Free kick, says the referee.
1' Simon sees a chance for glory and shoots! The chances lacks the necessary quality to create a threat. Set up the action with a nice combination.
0' Kick-off of the match!
Line-up Ghent: Kalinic, Gigot, Mitrovic, Gershon, Foket, Milicevic, Dejaegere, Saief, Kubo, Coulibaly, Simon
Line-up RSC Anderlecht: Boeckx, Appiah, Spajic, Kara, Obradovic, Trebel, Dendoncker, Hanni, Acheampong, Chipciu, Teodorczyk