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Anderlecht gets in extra time put the lid on the nose: Antwerp hijacks tip road in Brussels

Antwerp has in extremis a point geraapt on the field of Anderlecht. Purple-and-white seemed the three points after a kopbaldoelpunt of Pieter Gerkens, but in the extra time headlined supersub William Owusu the gevleide 1-1 against the nets.

In the first match after the zomermercato picked up Hein Vanhaezebrouck with a surprising united. The back had the Anderlecht-coach by the suspension of Vranjes and the injury of Bornauw to the puzzle and he chose for Andy Najar, and newcomer Lawrence. Recordaankoop Sanneh got a place on the bench. Also Bakkali came to the kick-off. At Antwerp chose Bölöni for a reinforced fort in front of goal with the return of Batubinsika. Topaankoop Dieumerci Mbokani was not in the selection against the club with whom he was in 2012 the Gold Shoe won.

Anderlecht started with a clear plan and the people of Brussels took the visitors straight to the throat with high pressure. After seven minutes gave also a first chance. Bolat had all sail set to the bang of topschutter Santini out of his goal to keep. A little later Dimata not finishing due to a bad control plane for the purpose.

Still, it was the hole found in the Antwerp fortress. Saelemaekers put the ball cleverly for to the second pole, where Gerkens diagonally binnenkopte. But the second tegendoelpunt of Antwerp this season. The hardest mission was already accomplished for the home team.

Battle with burly duels

Especially because the inhabitants of antwerp this season a lot of difficulties to score a goal. That also showed on the field where the match with the moments of k in a battle with the many-legged duels. Little football so. And growing frustrations along the Antwerp side. After a lot of discussion between Antwerp-coach Laszlo Bölöni and ref Wim Smet was the Romanian to the tribune sent. From there, he saw how his team until just before half-time for a little threat could provide, but actually has Didillon a whole first half of the unemployed are sunning.

After rest tried to Antwerp from another keg to tap. Especially since the home team talk, but only a few in each other could be creative. Too much sloppiness, too many misunderstandings. Anderlecht were looking to his best level, but found it almost 2-0. Batubinsika was good for the open doelmond to Makarenko of the double lead to keep. Secure double lead.


Because as long as the 1-0 remained on the scoreboard stood for, lived the hope of a draw with the visitors. And after Dimata the ball after a corner kick by his legs let shoot, if the Inhabitants, thrilled that Antwerp could not take advantage.

Anderlecht looked like his sheep in the dry. Vanhaezebrouck brought even recordaankoop Sanneh and Kums on the field, but it was still solid mass. In the extra time responded supersub William Owusu, the best on a cross and headed the ball still against the nets. Crazy joy when Antwerp, dull misery in Anderlecht that collects his first thuisnederlaag of the season.

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