Chelsea wins 1-0 against Anderlecht

WEDNESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2005, 01:11 - Thomas
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The Brussels' club feared this match against the English champions, but the result, even if it is a defeat, is tight. Anderlecht has played a fair game, very good defensive organisation but fairly bad offensive construction.

Chelsea did score the winning goal only 19 minutes after the beginning of the match, on a free kick taken by Lampard slightly on the left of the goal, 22 meters off. It is important to underline Zitka is guilty for this goal as he misses the ball, anticipating too early and therefore being surprised by Lampard's heavy and curved shot.
Anderlecht created only a few occasions, the most dangerous of them being a deviated shot by Vanden Borre on the post which nearly touched Cech's back. Zitka then saved his team on a very heavy free kick taken once more by Lampard. Chelsea didn't have plenty of occasions, satisfied by the 1-0. Anderlecht can regret this score even if the team has played a good match, especially Roland Juhasz who replaced the injured Kompany.



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