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Van den Brom proud of players

28 November 2013 00:22

Anderlecht coach John van den Brom believes his players gave their all in Wednesday's 3-2 home defeat to Benfica.

The loss ended Anderlecht's chances of reaching the UEFA Champions League's round of 16, with the Belgian outfit now having won just a solitary point from their five Group C matches.

Chancel Mbemba Mangulu had given Anderlecht the lead, but goals from Nemanja Matic and Nicolas Gaitan fired Benfica in front.

And although Massimo Bruno levelled proceedings with 14 minutes left, Rodrigo struck a late winner for Benfica.

Van den Brom could not fault the efforts of his players though, and refused to blame them afterwards.

"We played to win. Until the last moment we really gave everything, but got nothing fell in place. We continue with empty hands, which is disappointing," he said.

"The pace of the match was at a gigantic high. It was constantly up and down. This requires a huge amount of players.

"The victory was in sight. We go out by small details. At this level, every mistake is punished."

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2 - 3

Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
27 November 2013
Game week
5
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 3

Goals

C. Mbemba 18'
(assist by F. N'Sakala) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
34' N. Matić
 (assist by E. Pérez)
1 - 2
52' C. Mbemba (OG)
M. Bruno 77'
(assist by A. Vanden Borre) 
2 - 2
2 - 3
90' Rodrigo
 (assist by M. Sulejmani)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
39
3
16
2
14 49'
22 18' 52'
30
10
17 29' 77'
45 88'
Coach: J. van den Brom
# Player Bookings
1 90+2'
4
24
14
5
35
20
21 34'
34 78'
11
50
Coach: Jorge Jesus

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
8
19 90'
90
10
33
41
30

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