The New Saints 1 – RSC Anderlecht 3

Argentine striker MATIAS SUAREZ scored six goals in 26 league matches and added another four goals in 12 European matches for RSC Anderlecht last season. (Bongaerts/Getty Images)

UEFA Champions League
third round qualifying, first leg

1 – The New Saints (WAL) —— Jones 52′
3 – RSC Anderlecht (BEL) —— Kljestan 7′, Legear 18′, Suarez 73′

United States international midfielder SACHA KLJESTAN opened RSC ANDERLECHT’s European account for this season after just seven minutes at teensy, tiny Park Hall (capacity – 2,000) in Oswestry, Wales.

23-year-old midfielder JONATHAN LEGEAR and Argentine striker MATIAS SUAREZ also bagged goals for the Belgian champions.

Midfielder CRAIG JONES scored seven minutes after the halftime break for the champions of Wales, whose official title would be The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid Football Club.


THE NEW SAINTS : Harrison ; D. Holmes, Marriott (T. Holmes 21′), Baker, Evans ; Ruscoe, Hogan, Sharp (Darlington 84′), Jones ; Berkeley (Seargeant 76′), Williams

RSC ANDERLECHT : Proto ; Mazuch (Lecjaks 83′), Juhasz, Deschacht ; Biglia, Gillet, Kljestan (Kanu 87′), Boussoufa, Legear, Kouyate ; Suarez (De Sutter 76′)


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