Sporting fails to beat Aalborg

9th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 November 2007, BRUSSELS - Sporting Anderlecht has missed out on the chance to almost certainly guarantee a place in the next round of the UEFA Cup after a one-all draw away at Aalborg. Although the Belgian champions still lead their group they now will have to take points from their games against the English club Spurs and the Spanish club Gatafe.

9 November 2007

BRUSSELS - Sporting Anderlecht has missed out on the chance to almost certainly guarantee a place in the next round of the UEFA Cup after a one-all draw away at Aalborg. Although the Belgian champions still lead their group they now will have to take points from their games against the English club Spurs and the Spanish club Gatafe.

A pretty boring first half only really came to life when the Aalborg keeper Zaza clumsily came out of his box and sent Serhat flying. It looked as though Zaza had handled the ball outside the area, which would have earned him a red card.

However, the referee saw nothing and the Aalborg keeper didn't receive so much as a caution.

The second half provided somewhat more entertainment. Anderlecht took control of the game with efforts from both Serhat and Frutos early on.

Anderlecht went one up on the after the Danish defender Jakobsen put a Bilglia corner into his own goal.

However, Aalborg wasn't going to go down without a fight and they had several good chances at goal, before substitute Lindström put them back on level terms.

"Their fault"
Speaking after the match, Anderlecht Coach Frank Vercauteren told journalists that it was Aalborg's fault that his team had played poorly.

"All that Aalborg wanted to do was to stop play".

He added that all the Danes' chances came from free kicks.

"Aalborg doesn't take any risks, this isn't football or if it is football it's only a primitive form of the game".

"If we had played like that at home we would have been booed off. Here they just carried on clapping."

[Copyright Flanders news 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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