Sacha Kljestan scores as Anderlecht wraps up Champions League berth

Seth Vertelney
May 16, 2013
Sacha Kljestan puts in goal, assist in Anderlecht win

U.S. midfielder Sacha Kljestan celebrated his call-up to the national team with a goal on Thursday, as Anderlecht comfortably defeated Lokeren 4-2.

Kljestan opened the game's scoring in the 25th minute when he rose up quickly in the box to direct a header home. It was the 27-year-old's second goal of the season.

With the win, Anderlecht locked up at least a Champions League preliminary round berth for next season. Kljestan's side can clinch the Belgian title, and a Champions League group berth, with a win or draw against Zulte Waregem in the season's final game on Sunday.

Sitting two points back in second place, Zulte Waregem will win the title only with a win in the match at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.