GAMES Vincent Kompany let two new youngsters make their debut during the first game of the Champions' play-offs. Bart Verbruggen surprisingly started in goal and did well. In the added time, Zeno Debast was also allowed to make his first minutes in the first team.
The 18-year-old Verbruggen came to Anderlecht as the third goalkeeper last summer, but has now pushed Timon Wellenreuther to the bench. The Dutchman did concede two goals, but he played a good game. After ten minutes, he saved on a shot from Lang. Furthermore, he did not have to do much work before half-time. After the break it remained calm in front of his goal and he was not to blame for the second Bruges goal.
In the 93rd minute, Kompany also made Debast debut. The 17-year-old central defender extended his contract until 2023 in February and is one of the big talents in the waiting room.
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