BRUSSELS (AP) – Eliseu scored two great goals to lead Malaga past Anderlecht 3-0 and give the Spanish club the lead in Group C of the Champions League.
On the stroke of halftime, the Portuguese international unleashed a 22-meter left-foot volley to break open the game, and after Joaquin had scored a 57th-minute penalty, Eliseu put the game beyond doubt with a looping lob out of reach of goalie Silvio Proto.
With its defense yet to concede a goal in the Champions League, Malaga took the group lead with six points, ahead of AC Milan on four. Milan beat Zenit St. Petersburg 3-2 earlier Wednesday.
The victory extended Malaga's good start to the season after financial worries over the summer looked set to weaken the club.