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The players of AEK bowed heads after the match with Anderlecht

22 October 2010 / 11:10:53  GRReporter
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The players of AEK left the field in Belgium wings-cut. They lost the match with the team of Anderlecht with 0:3. The match of the Europa League third round proved that the yellow- blacks should make great efforts to reach the desired change in their image. The team has opened the new page in its history but it will take time the ‘new era’ to begin... And a way to go.  

The visiting team was not a particular threat to Anderlecht net. It played without the defender Kostas Manolas who stayed outside the squad due to injury. His place was taken by Savvas Gentsoglou. Unfortunately, the player could not guard the dangerous Lukaku. His playing the ball made Boussoufa score to Saja who was absent-minded last night.

Nacho Scocco’s injury unpleasantly surprised the Greek team. Pains in the hip made Scocco crumple to the ground and he left the field apparently frustrated by what happened. Burns took his place. So, without Scocco and Djebbour playing in the first half, AEK was exposed to almost certain defeat. This was a time difficult for both players and the coach Manolo Jiménez himself. Only Papa Bouba Diop tried to change the situation but he was too much alone to succeed in his attempts. Argyriou debuted in AEK colours during the match with Anderlecht. The player performed quite well and gave hopes to significantly contribute to the team in the future.

The players of Anderlecht were not particularly offensive in the first half either. However, they scored their first goal during the 31st minute. Boussoufa scored it from shot of Lukaku and due to the uncertain ball rescue from Saja. The result of the first half was 1:0 to the home team.

The visiting team attacked the Belgian net more often in the second half but this did not change the outcome. It made mistakes constantly, especially in the defensive line. The team made a mistake in the left wing too and paid dearly for it. Because of it, Anderlecht succeeded to score its second goal for the evening in the 71st minute. Lukaku scored it and this put an end to AEK’s hopes to win in Belgium. The players of the visiting team were completely down-hearted. The home team used this malaise to score its third goal. The 0:3 loss made the Greeks leave the field bow-headed…

Tags: AEKAnderlechtLossEuropa LeagueBelgiumSportSoccer
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