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Kljestan's Anderlecht ends Champions League frustration
August 28th, 2012 9:18PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Sacha Kljestan will be playing in the UEFA Champions League after Anderlecht scored two goals in the last nine minutes to beat Cypriot club AEL Limassol, 2-0, and win their qualifying series, 3-2, on aggregate. The Belgian champions had lost in Champions League qualifying the last four summers. In England's Capital One Cup, Jonathan Spector scored for Birmingham City in a losing effort and Zak Whitbread made his debut with Leicester City.

Dieudonne Mbokani evened the Anderlecht-AEL series with nine minutes to play, but the Cypriot champion still held the advantage on the away goal until substitute Olexandr Yakovenko scored with one minute to go to send Anderlecht to the Champions League for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

Kljestan, who played the entire game, will join fellow Americans Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04) and Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland) in the group stage of the Champions League.

Also through to the group stage on Tuesday were Braga, Malaga, BATE Borisov and Dinamo Zagreb.

UEFA Champions League:
Sacha Kljestan (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Anderlecht, 2-0 vs. AEL.

Capital One Cup:
Geoff Cameron (120 minutes), Stoke City-Premier League, 3-4 (OT) vs. Swindon Town.
Mike Grella (79 minutes), Scunthorpe United-League One, 1-2 at Norwich City
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa-Premier League, 3-0 vs. Tranmere Rovers
Eric Lichaj (90 minutes) Aston Villa-Premier League, 3-0 vs. Tranmere Rovers
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers-League Championship, 1-2 vs. Crawley Town
Robbie Rogers (62 minutes), Stevenage-League One, 1-4 vs. Southampton
Jonathan Spector (120 minutes, 1 goal), Birmingham City, 2-3 at Coventry City
Zak Whitbread (90 minutes), Leicester City-League Championship, 2-4 vs. Burton Albion

Coventry City-Birmingham City highlights:

- 3:2 by FootballKing2192



1 comment
  1. Jack vrankovic
    commented on: August 28, 2012 at 10:06 p.m.
    Great to see an American in C.L.


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