As the Belgian First Division players often do during this preparation, RSC Anderlecht also completed two exhibition games in one day. The A-team took on Lille OSC, while the B-team gave RWDM their fellow countryman.
Anderlecht-B was able to win 2-1 against RWDM, and there were still some sounding names in the team. Yari Verschaeren, Ognjen Vranjes, Adrien Trebel and also Anthony Vanden Borre all started the exhibition game. According to The last news players who faced RWDM may not count on a starting place at the start of the competition.
For Verschaeren, captain against RWDM, that will be a major damper. During the previous exhibition games against Saint-Etienne and Nantes, the 19-year-old also had to compete with the B team, and also against Lille OSC there were no playing minutes in the A team for him. Verschaeren has thus become a banker at Anderlecht and The last news wonders aloud what Roberto Martinez would think of that?
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