Preview Benfica-Anderlecht

TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2013, 14:58 - D.A.B.
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Tonight the Champions League kicks-off. Anderlecht will meet Benfica in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. It's expected that coach Van den Brom will put De Zeeuw in the starting line-up to bring extra experience in the young team.


Deschacht and Nuytinck will remain on the bench. Mbemba and N'Sakala take their places in the line-up, just like last Saturday's match against KV Mechelen. Proto is recovered and replaces Kaminski as goalkeeper.

The Anderlecht staff is slightly positive about the game. Benfica will have to do without a few key players due to injury. Due everyone realise that Benfica still have a strong team. Especially Lima and Cardozo will need extra defensive attention.

On the other hand, coach Van den Brom will try to knock out Benfica on a fast counter attack. With Acheampong on the wing, he has a fast player. And also Suarez and Mitrovic, who find each other blindly in the combination, are fast and efficient.

Kick-off: 8:45pm
Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Referee: Manuel Gräfe

: : : BENFICA : : :

Line-up: Artur, Periera, Garay, Luisao, Siquera, Perez, Fesja, Markovic, Matic, Lima, Cardozo
Replacements: Lopes, Vitora, Jardel, Almeida, Djuricic, Ola John, rodrigo

Injured: Salvio, Silvio, Cortez, Gaitan, Sulejmani, Amorim
Suspended: /
On one card of a suspension: /

: : : ANDERLECHT : : :

Line-up: Proto, Gillet, Kouyaté, Mbmeba, N'Sakala, Kljestan, Milivojevic, De Zeeuw, Suarez, Mitrovic, Acheampong
Replacements: Kaminski, Deschacht, Nuytinck, Vanden Borre, Praet, Tielemans, Bruno, Cyriac

Injured: Vargas, Vico
Suspended: /
On one card of a suspension: /



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