Belgian First Division A
Anderlecht1KV Oostende2

Vincent Kompany beaten in first league game as Anderlecht boss

Vincent Kompany
Vincent Kompany named himself in the starting XI for Anderlecht's first league match of the season

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany lost his first Belgian First Division A match as player-manager of RSC Anderlecht.

The centre-back named himself in the starting XI but could do nothing to stop a late winner in a 2-1 defeat at home by KV Oostende.

Michel Vlap gave Anderlecht the lead but Ronald Vargas and Fashion Sakala scored in each half for Oostende.

It was Kompany's first competitive game since leaving Man City in May.

The 33-year-old signed a three-year deal with Belgian giants Anderlecht after 11 years at Etihad Stadium, where he won four Premier League titles.

Kompany, who scored five goals in 73 games for Anderlecht from 2003 to 2006, helping them to win two league titles, was given a hero's welcome by supporters at Lotto Park.

A banner of Kompany, who played the full 90 minutes, with the message "left like a prince, came back like a king!" was held up in one of the stands.

Scarves with the defender's face on and the words "Welcome home Kompany" were sold around the ground before the game.

There was also a rousing speech from former player Tomasz Radzinski, who had spells at Everton and Fulham, on the pitch before kick-off.

Former Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri came on as a substitute for Anderlecht, while 22-year-old City loannee Philippe Sandler was also named in the squad.

Anderlecht tweet
A Vincent Kompany banner read "left like a prince, came back like a king!"
Vincent Kompany in the team picture alongside Anderlecht teammates
Kompany posed for a photo alongside his team-mates and a few lucky mascots prior to kick-off
Scarves with Vincent Kompany's face on them
There was plenty of Kompany knitwear too

Line-ups

Anderlecht

  • 16Didillon
  • 52El KababriSubstituted forLutondaat 82'minutes
  • 4Kompany
  • 45BornauwBooked at 9mins
  • 22Cobbaut
  • 23Zulj
  • 49Doku
  • 51VerschaerenSubstituted forNasriat 61'minutes
  • 10Vlap
  • 40Amuzu
  • 8GerkensSubstituted forAit El Hadjat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Nasri
  • 33Roef
  • 34Sandler
  • 43Lutonda
  • 46Ait El Hadj
  • 50Dewaele
  • 56Saelemaekers

KV Oostende

  • 28DutoitBooked at 90mins
  • 27CaponBooked at 72mins
  • 5Milovic
  • 4Faes
  • 23AF SkúlasonBooked at 90mins
  • 14Palaversa
  • 29D'HaeseSubstituted forBoonenat 66'minutes
  • 26Vandendriessche
  • 17HjulsagerSubstituted forJonckheereat 68'minutes
  • 16VargasSubstituted forSakalaat 58'minutes
  • 32Rajsel

Substitutes

  • 7Sakala
  • 8Marquet
  • 11Boonen
  • 20Jonckheere
  • 22Ndenbe
  • 55Canesin Matos
  • 94Schelfhout
Referee:
Bram van Driessche
Attendance:
19,000

Match Stats

Home TeamAnderlechtAway TeamKV Oostende
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 28th July 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Royal Antwerp11004133
2Club Brugge11003123
3Mechelen11002023
4Standard Liege11002023
5KV Oostende11002113
6KRC Genk11002113
7Royal Excel Mouscron11001013
8KAA Gent10101101
9Sporting de Charleroi10101101
10KV Kortrijk100112-10
11Anderlecht100112-10
12Sint-Truidense VV100101-10
13Waasland-Beveren100113-20
14Cercle Brugge100102-20
15SV Zulte Waregem100102-20
16KAS Eupen100114-30
View full Belgian First Division A table

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