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Kljestan scores first Champions League goal
December 10th, 2013 11:04PM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD]Sacha Kljestan became only the fifth American to score in the UEFA Champions League when he struck for eight-man Anderlecht in its 3-1 loss at Olympiakos. The goal was his eighth of the season in all competitions for the Belgian club.

Leading Scorers:
15 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
11 Terrence Boyd(Rapid Vienna)
10 *Chukwudi Chijindu (Thor)
8+1 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht)
7 *Jordan Seabrook (VPS)
*completed 2013 spring-fall season.
(All competitions.)

Kljestan had the easiest of shots after being set up by former MLS Rookie of the Year Andy Najarand Guillaume Gilletfor Anderlecht's equalizer in the 39th minute.



Other Americans to score in the Champions League: Jovan Kirovski, DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Jermaine Jones.

Olympiakos, which needed to win to edge out Benfica for second place in the group behind Paris St. Germain, went on to win on second-half goals by Argentines Javier Saviola and Alejandro Dominguez. Anderlecht lost three players to red cards in the 49th and 88th minutes and stoppage time.

Contrary to a report in the Belgian paper Het Laatste Nieuws that he was being treated for skin cancer, Kljestan told SI.com's Grant Wahlthat he was using an aggressive treatment to kill pre-cancerous spots on face.

Anderlecht finished with one point in six games in the Champions League. Its bid for a third straight league title looks to be in jeopardy as it is tied for third place, fourth points behind leader Standard Liege.


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