Despite the late challenge from defender STEVEN EVANS, 17-year-old substitute striker ROMELU LUKAKU (14) of RSC Anderlecht rockets the first of his two shots into The New Saints’ net at the Stade Constant Vanden Stock in Brussels. (Reuters photo)
UEFA Champions League
third round qualifying, second leg
3 – RSC Anderlecht (BEL) —— De Sutter 17′, Lukaku 69′, 74′
0 – The New Saints (WAL)
Traditional Belgian powerhouse RSC ANDERLECHT had little trouble with Welsh side THE NEW SAINTS in the return leg of the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying tie.
United States international midfielder SACHA KLJESTAN provided the pass that Belgium international striker TOM DE SUTTER shot through the legs of The New Saints goalkeeper PAUL HARRISION to lift RSC Anderlecht the early lead.
Anderlecht dominated the match as evidenced by the 22-3 shots-at-goal margin but forgot their shooting boots and missed the target on no fewer than fifteen times; The New Saints forced Belgium international goalkeeper SILVIO PROTO to produce but one save for the Purple & White.
Teenage Belgium international striker ROMELU LUKAKU, a second half substitute, scored a pair of powerful goals for Anderlecht after only fifteen minutes on the pitch.
RSC ANDERLECHT : Proto ; Lecjaks, Juhasz, Bernardez, Rnic ; Marecek, Kljestan (Gillet 73′), Chatelle ; Chavarria, Suarez (Diandy 46), De Sutter (Lukaku 59′)
THE NEW SAINTS : Harrison ; D. Holmes, T. Holmes, Baker, Evans (Edwards 73′) ; Ruscoe, Hogan, Sharp (Darlington 83′), Wood (Seargeant 87′), Jones ; M. Williams