skip to content
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by da Rocha Kanu from the left by-line.
Effort from 18 yards by Romelu Lukaku. Kostas Manolas gets a block in.
(Anderlecht) makes a substitution, with Ziguy Badibanga coming on for Jonathan Legear.
Matias Suarez crosses the ball.
Sacha Kljestan produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken by Jonathan Legear from the left by-line.
The ball is crossed by Jonathan Legear, Matias Suarez takes a shot. Save by Diego Sebastian Saja.
Cheikhou Kouyate gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pantelis Kafes. Pantelis Kafes takes the direct free kick.
Grigoris Makos joins the action as a substitute, replacing Savvas Gentsoglou.
The ball is swung over by da Rocha Kanu.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Romelu Lukaku. Pantelis Kafes takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan Legear.
Da Rocha Kanu takes a shot. Save by Diego Sebastian Saja.
Romelu Lukaku takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty box and strikes the post.
The referee shows Jonathan Legear a yellow card.
Da Rocha Kanu receives a yellow card for time wasting.
A cross is delivered by Jonathan Legear, Pantelis Kafes manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Legear from the left by-line, save by Diego Sebastian Saja.
(Anderlecht) makes a substitution, with Matias Suarez coming on for Jan Polak.
De Souza Eder Luis takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Dimitris Froxylias is brought on as a substitute for Panagiotis Lagos.
Jonathan Legear delivers the ball.
Rafik Djebbour is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Roland Juhasz.
Rafik Djebbour is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Silvio Proto restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Cheikhou Kouyate, Diego Sebastian Saja makes a save.
(Anderlecht) makes a substitution, with da Rocha Kanu coming on for Mbark Boussoufa.
De Souza Eder Luis is brought on as a substitute for Pereira Leonardo.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Pereira Leonardo. Silvio Proto restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Legear sends in a cross.
Jonathan Legear crosses the ball, Cristian Nasuti manages to make a clearance.
Christos Patsatzoglou challenges Mbark Boussoufa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sacha Kljestan takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kostas Manolas by Cheikhou Kouyate results in a free kick. Pantelis Kafes takes the free kick.
Jan Polak fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. AEK Athens 1-1 Anderlecht.Assist by Jonathan Legear.
The ball is delivered by Cheikhou Kouyate, Ondrej Mazuch takes a shot. Diego Sebastian Saja makes a comfortable save.
Mbark Boussoufa crosses the ball.
Panagiotis Lagos fouled by Cheikhou Kouyate, the ref awards a free kick. Pereira Leonardo booked. Free kick taken by Savvas Gentsoglou.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafik Djebbour by Roland Juhasz. Penalty taken right-footed by Ismael Blanco and scored. AEK Athens 1-0 Anderlecht.
Rafik Djebbour takes a shot. Save by Silvio Proto.
Effort from deep inside the area by Rafik Djebbour misses to the left of the goal.
The official flags Ismael Blanco offside. Silvio Proto takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jonathan Legear, save by Diego Sebastian Saja.
The offside flag is raised against Ismael Blanco. Free kick taken by Silvio Proto.
The ball is delivered by Ismael Blanco, Guillaume Gillet gets a block in.
Panagiotis Lagos delivers the ball, clearance made by Roland Juhasz.
A cross is delivered by Christos Patsatzoglou, clearance by Roland Juhasz.
The ball is swung over by Mbark Boussoufa, Kostas Manolas makes a clearance.
Foul by Cheikhou Kouyate on Panagiotis Lagos, free kick awarded. Cristian Nasuti takes the free kick.
Savvas Gentsoglou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Legear. Mbark Boussoufa produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ondrej Mazuch goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Ismael Blanco, Savvas Gentsoglou produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Romelu Lukaku is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Christos Patsatzoglou.
Kostas Manolas fouled by Romelu Lukaku, the ref awards a free kick. Diego Sebastian Saja restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Rafik Djebbour. Free kick taken by Silvio Proto.
Mbark Boussoufa has a drilled shot. Save by Diego Sebastian Saja.
The referee gives a free kick against Cheikhou Kouyate for handball. Direct free kick taken by Kostas Manolas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Nasuti on Ondrej Mazuch. Silvio Proto restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Pereira Leonardo.
Corner taken by Pereira Leonardo from the right by-line, Kostas Manolas takes a shot. Blocked by Christos Patsatzoglou.
Ismael Blanco takes a shot. Ondrej Mazuch gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Jonathan Legear.
Ismael Blanco fouled by Ondrej Mazuch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Pantelis Kafes.
Cheikhou Kouyate sends in a cross.
A cross is delivered by Jan Lecjaks.
Pereira Leonardo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Silvio Proto takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Legear by Savvas Gentsoglou. The referee cautions Savvas Gentsoglou for unsporting behaviour. The ball is delivered by Mbark Boussoufa, Header from deep inside the area by Roland Juhasz goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Mbark Boussoufa concedes a free kick for a foul on Pereira Leonardo. Christos Patsatzoglou restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ismael Blanco. Direct free kick taken by Silvio Proto.
Effort from inside the six-yard box by Ismael Blanco goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Panagiotis Lagos on Mbark Boussoufa. Free kick taken by Silvio Proto.
Cristian Nasuti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mbark Boussoufa. Free kick crossed by Jonathan Legear.
Unfair challenge on Mbark Boussoufa by Pantelis Kafes results in a free kick. Roland Juhasz takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Cheikhou Kouyate by Pantelis Kafes results in a free kick. Mbark Boussoufa restarts play with the free kick.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
The match has reached half-time.
The game restarts for the second half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Van Holsbeeck warns Anderlecht to expect tougher AEK test
Anderlecht will be keen to strengthen their grip on second place in Europa League Group G when they travel to AEK Athens on Thursday.
However, general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck does not expect to see a repeat of the 3-0 scoreline his players produced when the teams met a fortnight ago.
Anderlecht claimed their first win in the pool with an impressive display in Brussels against their Greek opponents.
That moved the Belgian side into the top two, above AEK and Hajduk Split on goal difference, with the three clubs seemingly fighting it out for the second qualifying spot behind runaway leaders Zenit St Petersburg.
Anderlecht would do their chances of progressing to the last 32 a world of good if they can complete the double over AEK in Athens.
But Van Holsbeeck has warned the Greeks will put up a much-improved performance on home soil.
"The race (for second) is wide open, but we will be taking a huge step in the right direction with a good result against Athens," he told club website, www.rsca.be.
"We proved two weeks ago we can handle AEK. The question is whether they are really as weak as we saw then. We'll soon find out on Thursday.
"This is a home game for them and I think they will show they can do much better. They also know full well that they, Hajduk and ourselves have a chance of finishing second in the group.
"We just have to make sure we don't lose. A point would be good."
Defeat to Anderlecht last time out has left AEK bottom of the group.
Their preparations for Europe were not helped either by a surprise 1-0 defeat at lowly Panionios in the domestic Super League, which has left them trailing leaders Olympiacos by five points.
Coach Manuel Jimenez has demanded his side improve on that performance.
"We made too many mistakes," he said. "The defence was too deep, the midfield was completely cut off and far from aggressive.
"We made no attempt to attack and were too predictable.
"We can not afford to let any opponent control our game. We have to move the ball and put pressure on defenders."
Gregory Makos sat out training today because of a virus but has been included in Jimenez's 17-man squad for the visit of Anderlecht.
However, Papa Boupa Diop and Nathan Burns are sidelined by injuries.
Frustrating draw for duo
AEK Athens and Anderlecht played out a frustrating 1-1 draw in Europa League Group G to each pick up a point that does little to improve their chances of reaching the knockout phase.
Ismael Blanco's penalty three minutes into the second period put the Greek side in the driving seat but the lead lasted just six minutes before Jan Polak levelled for Anderlecht, who remain in second place.
The result leaves both sides on four points, way down on leaders Zenit St Petersburg who booked their place in the last 32 with a 3-2 win over Hajduk Split, who prop up the group.
AEK arguably had the best of the few chances created in the opening 45 minutes, the first of which was probably the most presentable of the half.
Blanco was presented with a clear-cut opening when the ball fell to him six yards from goal, but the striker failed to keep his cool and blasted wastefully wide.
Anderlecht created their first chance on 13 minutes, Mbark Boussoufa's free-kick from the right channel met by the head of Roland Juhasz but his effort flew harmlessly over.
Rafik Djebbour had the only other decent chance of the opening half, the AEK frontman's header comfortably gathered by Silvio Proto in the Anderlecht goal.
Djebbour fired wide just seconds after the restart as AEK started brightly, and the hosts were soon in front.
With 48 minutes on the clock, Juhasz hauled down Djebbour in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.
Blanco took the spot-kick and went for power over placement as he drilled the ball straight down the middle of the goal.
Anderlecht raised their game after falling behind and on 53 minutes Cheikhou Kouyate crossed for Ondrej Mazuch but his effort was straight at Sebastian Saja.
But just a minute later the visitors were back on level terms, Jonathan Legear's cross from the right collected by Polak and coolly slotted home into the bottom-left corner.
Anderlecht, no doubt buoyed by their 3-0 win over AEK in the first meeting between the two sides a fortnight ago, pushed forward in search of the winner and were unlucky not to get it when Romelu Lukaku unleashed an effort from the edge of the area which rattled the left-hand upright.
Kanu and Sacha Kljestan also went close for the Belgian side inside the final 10 minutes but AEK held firm to ensure the race for the second qualification berth remains in the balance.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk