Anderlecht physically cracks at the end of the game and logically loses against West Ham (0-1)
Despite this defeat, the Mauves retain second place in the group ahead of the surprising Silkeborg, who won 5-0 on his side of FCSB.
Summary of the meeting
After an interesting 4/6 record, Anderlecht receives the ogre of the group, West Ham. In a typically English game, the proteges of David Moyes press and disturb the people of Brussels. But patient, Anderlecht pushed back the British waves and even created the first big chance of the game. Left in the back of the defense, Verschaeren, aligned as second striker, hooks his defender and serves Fabio Silva. The purple star tries his luck which seems to end up in the back of the net but is pushed back by the belly… of Amuzu.
Well in place, the Anderlechtois leave little space to West Ham, who are waiting for the right moment which should probably have arrived around the 41st. Jarrod Bowen passes Hoedt too easily on his right flank and crosses low to the ground for Said Benrahma. The 27-year-old Algerian only has to push the ball deep but inexplicably places above the goal. Huge scare for the Mauves.
The debates are engaged at the return of the cloakrooms. The English try to make the decision via a committed pressing and the Mauves resist well and go back on the counter via the entry into the game of Duranville who brings his speed. If few real chances take place, a free kick from Hoedt ends above the goal defended by Areola.
Ten minutes from the end of the game, Scamacca receives a lobbed ball from Paqueta. The club’s home striker, who had come on board only a few minutes before, put the Hammers in front with a cross shot that left Van Combrugge stunned. Anderlecht have folded physically.
And when we thought the game was over, Fabio Silva received an excellent cross from Rafaelov. His head is perfect but the French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola takes out the stoppage of the season. There may be many regrets on the side of the forward on loan from Wolverhampton.