RSC Anderlecht 2 – NK Hajduk Split 0


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Croatia international defender JURICA BULJAT of visiting NK Hajduk Split is knocked off the ball by the RSC Anderlecht captain and two-time defending Belgian Footballer of the Year, Morocco international winger MBARK BOUSSOUFA, at the Stade Constant Vanden Stock in Brussels. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)
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UEFA Europa League
Group Stage
12/16/2010

2 – RSC Anderlecht (BEL) ——— De Sutter 12′, Suarez 41′
0 – NK Hajduk Split (CRO)

An early goal a dozen minutes into the match and a second, skillful strike just before the halftime break allowed RSC ANDERLECHT to sweep aside visiting Croatian side NK HAJDUK SPLIT 2-0 for a decisive victory in Group G of the UEFA Europa League.

Coupled with Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg’s defeat of Greek outfit AEK Athens, the result allowed the Brussels club to sneak into second place on the basis of head-to-head record and claim a place in the knock-out round of the UEFA Europa League when the competition resumes after the New Year.

Belgium international striker TOM DE SUTTER, whose opportunities to shine for the Purple and White have been rather limited this season, latched onto a long clearance and outmuscled NK Hajduk Split defender MATEJ JONJIC before banking a shot in off the post to send Anderlecht out in front.

Argentine striker MATIAS SUAREZ scored his second goal of the season in Europe for Anderlecht this term with a magnificent individual effort in the 41st minute; after beating two defenders on the wing, the 22-year-old curled a sublime shot with the outside of his right foot past the diving Hajduk Split goalkeeper BOZIDAR RADOSEVIC to tuck neatly inside the far post.

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Bosnia / Herzegovina international midfielder SENIJAD IBRICIC of NK Hajduk Split slides in to tackle the ball away from Anderlecht’s Czech Republic international midfielder JAN POLAK (8) on a snowy pitch at the Stade Constant Vanden Stock in Brussels, Belgium. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)
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RSC ANDERLECHT : Proto ; Lecjaks, Juhasz, Mazuch ; Legear (Marecek 75′), Kljestan, Gillet, Polak, Boussoufa ; De Sutter (Lukaku 84′), Suarez

NK HAJDUK SPLIT : Radosevic ; Jozinovic (Tomasov 60′), Buljak, Vejic, Jonjic, Strinic ; Trebotic (Andrijasevic 78′), Andric, Ibricic (Ljubicic 60′), Oremus ; Vukusic

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(Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)
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(Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)
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(Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)
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(Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)
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(Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters)
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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

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