Category Archives: Champions League

Mile Svilar – young, gifted and hard to handle

There’s a good chance that Benfica’s Mile Svilar will become the youngest keeper to appear in the Champions League tonight at the age of 18 years and 1 month. Along with his dad, former Yugoslavia and Royal Antwerp keeper Ratko Svilar, he’ll be very happy about that. Less happy will be the Anderlecht management –… Read More »

“We won’t be frightened of wolves”

During an interview in Sport/Foot magazine, Gent coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck acknowledged that while his team had belief, they would be underdogs in the two-leg clash with Wolfsburg. He added, however, “You have to dare”. That will be no surprise as Vanhaezebrouck believes in putting continuous pressure on teams, that’s the only way he wants to… Read More »

Dennis and Youri head for the bright lights of London

Just under two weeks ago, with two minutes of official time remaining at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium remaining, Dennis Praet trotted off the pitch to a standing ovation from the Anderlecht fans. He’d been the standout player in a sparkling display against Arsenal and he’d created Andy Najar’s goal that had given the Brussels… Read More »