Saw the game on TV and even there it was clear that there was an incredible atmosphere at Sclessin. About 30.000 people to watch the top-game in the Belgian league this week
Anderlecht clearely wanted to decided the game in the first minutes. The triangle Baseggio-Stoica-Vanderhaeghe dominated the midfield and they made Anderlecht played at a very high speed. Youla got the best chance, but he saw his shot saved by Runje. The guinean replaced the injured Koller. Youla played a decent game, but isn't really compatible with Radzinski.
After about 15 minutes Standard got the game in balance. Still their creative players Prosinecki and Folha didn't get into the game. That way an interesting first half, without manu chances, ended at 0-0.
In the second half Prosinecki, who definitely isn't worth his money, got better in the game. He opened for Goossens on the right who crossed to Folha. The portugese winger passed to Mornar who for some reason wasn't covered and scored the first goal of the game. Once again it was shown why Anderlecht needs 2 new central defenders. Staelens and De Boeck tried to play offside whereas Crasson clearly stood 1 meter behind Mornar
Luckily for Anderlecht Radzinski scored the equaliser çin the very same minute. After a raid from the right, Stoica got the ball and chipped it brilliantely over Runje to the Canadian who scored an easy goal.
After that goal the game became very physical and the two teams forgot to play football. Anderlecht definitely paid for their efforts on Wednesday. Standard controled the game but they didn't manage to create opportunities. It was Anderlecht that got the best chance when in the very last second Iachtchouk, who after 75 minutes came on the pitch for Stoica, got a free shooting opportunitie, but he conclude very weakly in the hands of Runje.
After an interesting game Anderlecht and Standard drew. The winner is Club Brugge who now has the opportunity to go 6 points ahead.