Anderlecht defeated Standard

SATURDAY, 23 APRIL 2005, 01:12 - Skyhawk
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Anderlecht have defeated Standard de Liège with a score of 3-2. As well Standard as Anderlecht scored once in the last two minutes of the game. With this victory, the second place seems secured for the Mauves.

Anderlecht started well with a lot of good combinations and dribbles. The Rouches played defensively and tried to break out on counter. After 20 minutes of play, Kompany opened the score with a great shot from outside the box: 1-0.

Anderlecht kept creating chances, but Standard could save 2 efforts on the line. On one of the rare attacks from the team from Liège, they equalised. Geraerts pushed the ball under Peersman's legs: 1-1.

The game became more balanced then with fewer chances. That way, the score halfway was equal.

Anderlecht started furious in the second half, but Standard was playing concentrated at the back. Goalkeeper Runje got a yellow card for winning too much time. Then Deman stole the ball on the midfield and passed to Vanden Borre. He centered for Aruna, who brought RSCA one up: 2-1.

The Standard players got frustrated and Conceiçao escaped from a certain red card when he made a nast tackle on Deschacht.
One minute before time, that same Conceiçao gave a good pass to Geraerts, who equalised: 2-2. But one minute later, Tihinen gave Anderlecht the deserved victory by scoring with a header: 3-2. The stadium exploded and the fans celebrated until long after the match.


Goals: 20' Kompany 1-0, 30' Geraerts 1-1, 74' Aruna 2-1, 89' Geraerts 2-2, 90' Tihinen 3-2

Anderlecht: Peersman, Vanden Borre, Deschacht, Tihinen, Kompany (89' Traore), Deman, Vanderhaeghe, Zetterberg, Wilhelmsson, Aruna (78' Mpenza), Jestrovic (82' Lovre)

Standard: Runje, Léonard, Deflandre, Onyewu, Dragutinovic, Walasiak (75' Tchité), Rapaic, Assou-Ekotto, Conceiçao, Geraerts, Bangoura (81' Roussel)

Kick-off: 8:30pm
Referee: Allaerts
Attendance: 25.653

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