(Belga) As every week, after Club Brugge in the Champions League, place Thursday at Union Saint-Gillois in the Europa League and Anderlecht and La Gantoise, active in the Conference League. The two Brussels clubs can already perform well on the strength of their opening win, while the Gent formation that was hooked in the opening will have to show a different face.
RUSG has already done a great job by winning the Union Duel last week in Berlin. On Thursday in Leuven (9pm), she has to confirm against Swedish champions Malmo, but who finished fifth in her championship and who recently saw a new coach come in. If Karel Geraerts stays at his guard, his team looks to have the weapons to win even in the absence of Bart Neukoop. Ailing Anderlecht will be looking to reverse the trend in the European scene after 4th game without a win and dropped to 9th place in the league. The winner of last week’s Xtreme in Silkeborg, thanks to a penalty from their Portuguese striker Fabio Silva, will face FCSB, also known as Sporting Steaua Bucharest (9pm). West Ham defeated the Romanian vice-champion 3-1 in the first match. A win would be welcome for Felice Massoud, first to put his team in the best possible position to spend the European winter, but also to calm an already delicate situation due to the domestic balance sheet. If they didn’t win at Mold (0-0), the Buffaloes still managed to secure the split point. At home to Shamrock Rovers (6:45pm), the All-Ireland champions and Hein van Heesbrouck’s side, who topped their Championship, will be hoping to cement themselves as a top-two contender in the league with their win over Sult Varagem. (belga)
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