JUPILER PRO LEAGUE: PREVIEW: RSC ANDERLECHT - KV OOSTENDE
Selection (22): Hubert, Badu, Medley, Tanghe, Katelaris, Capon, Osifo, Ndicka, Atanga, Koziello, Amade, Rocha, Batzner, Dewaele, D'Haese, Patoulidis, Albanese, Sakamoto, Musayev, Gueye, Ambrose, Berte.
Not selected: Duncan, Govaers, Wylin, Boonen, McGeehan, Kvasina, Stiers.
Notes: McGeehan resumed group training but a selection is still too early. Some players were still struggling with ailments in the past week, so a large selection of 22 is opted for. Tomorrow the selection will be slimmed down to 18.
The Coastal Boys travel to the Belgian capital for the first match day of the 2022 - 2023 season where Anderlecht will be given a party.
With the capitalists, Vincent Kompany left for English side Burnley. Felice Mazzu was plucked from neighboring Union Saint-Gilles and has the main task of doing better than last season.
Purple and White want to achieve the highest possible on all three fronts and strengthened considerably. New are Abdulrazak (IFK Norrköping), Angulo (LDU Quito) and Esposito (Inter). After a rental period, Wellenreuther, Dauda, Trebel, Nkaka and Bundu returned. Last Tuesday, Portuguese top talent Fabio Silva came over from English Wolverhampton Wanderers for a year.
Guys like Cobbaut (Parma) Saïf (end of contract), Bakkali (end of contract), Vlap (Twente) and Cullen (Burnley) sought their footballing happiness elsewhere.
During the off-season, Mazzu's team played a number of practice matches. Dutch side Helmond Sport (First Division) was easily set aside with 2-0, while last weekend they made firewood of the French top team Olympique Lyon (3-0).
Anderlecht won with the following team of Lyon: Van Crombrugge, Delcroix, Hoedt, Amuzu, Verschaeren, Refaelov, Ashimeru, Abdulrazak, Trebel, Debast, Esposito. Duranville, Angulo, Colassin and Arnstad filled in.
Last season, KVO lost 3-0 to Anderlecht at the Lotto Park. The people from Brussels were only able to distance themselves from the Kustboys after half-time. Goal scorers then were Refaelov, Verschaeren and Raman. But of course we mainly remember the 1-2 win from 2019, then the debut match of Vincent Kompany. Can we also spoil the debut of their new coach Felice Mazzu tomorrow ...?
Referee: Mr. Boucaut Alexandre
Assistants: Mr. Geerolf Michael and Mr. Gilon Dirk
4th official: Mr. Willems Laurent
VAR: Mr. Boterberg Jan
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