Tonight: RSC Anderlecht - Slavia Prague

WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2005, 14:03 - D.A.B.
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One day after Club Brugge, Anderlecht are playing in the 3rd qualification round of the Champions League. The opponent is Slavia Prague. One question remains: will Mbo or Serhat play?

Nenad Jestrovic seems to be the only one who's sure of his place in the offensive line. Since it's important to hold the nill, Vercauteren will probably start in a 4-4-2 formation. This means that, in comparison with the game against La Louvière, one striker will have to take place on the bench. Is it going to be Mbo Mpenza or Serhat Akin? Or maybe they'll both play in a 3-4-3 formation? In that case, Wilhelmsson won't start the game.

A factor that might influence the trainer's decision is the physical readiness. Wilhelmsson and Akin were both lightly injured, but fully recovered. Also goalkeeper Zitka had a few problems with his hand. He'll play, but there're two goalkeepers on the bench.

Further Vercauteren had the say the following: "I have to make a tough decision. Which striker should I pick? I don't know it yet, but I'll talk with the one who has to start on the bench, because he deserves a better place.
I've heard that everyone sees us as the favorite to win this game. I'd rather say that the chances are 50-50. I fear the counter attack of Slavia."

Kick-off: 8:30pm
Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock
Referee: Baskakov (Russia)

: : : RSC ANDERLECHT : : :

Possible line-up: Zitka, Vanden Borre, Tihinen, Kompany, Deschacht; Wilhelmsson, Vanderhaeghe, Zetterberg, Goor; Jestrovic, Serhat (or Mpenza)
Bench: Proto, Van Steenberghe, Baseggio, Delorge, De Man, Hasi, Lovre, Zewlakow, Mpenza (or Serhat)

Injured: /
Suspended: Mitu
In danger for 3rd yellow card: /

: : : SLAVIA PRAGUE : : :

Possible line-up: Kozacik, Zabojnik, Latka, Zboncak, Holenak, Gedeon, Pitak, Jarolm, Hrdlicka, Fort, Vlcek
Bench: Svento, Pesir, Cernoch, Slavik, Studik, Cerny, Hubacek, Chleboun, Kratochvil, Gecov, Suchy

Injured: /
Suspended: /
In danger for 3rd yellow card: /

Remarks: Slavia Prague never reached the group stage of the Champions League. The team has no real top players. Vlcek and Gedeon are the most known. The trainer of Prague gives his team 40% chance to eliminate Anderlecht.

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