Vincent Kompany injured in Anderlecht's defeat by Genk

Published on: 23 August 2019

Vincent Kompany sat on the sidelines with an ice pack strapped to his leg

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany suffered an injury in Anderlecht's 1-0 defeat by Genk.

The centre-back could be a doubt to play in his testimonial which takes place at Etihad Stadium in three weeks.

Kompany, who joined Anderlecht as player-manager this summer, was treated on the sidelines before strapping an ice pack to his right leg.

He is due to return to Manchester on 11 September to celebrate 11 successful years at City.

On Thursday, Kompany relinquished his managerial duties on match days in order to concentrate on playing and instead took over the captaincy.

But the Belgian side have picked up just two points out of a possible 15 in their first five games - extending their worst start for 21 years.

Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta's 55th-minute goal was enough to give Belgian champions Genk their third victory of the season.

Anderlecht's starting XI included Kompany's former Man City teammate Samir Nasri and on-loan centre-back Philippe Sandler.

    Line-ups

Line-ups

KRC Genk

    28Coucke

    2de NorreSubstituted forMaehleat 79'minutes

    6Dewaest

    33Lucumí

    21Uronen

    25Berge

    8Heynen

    7Ito

    19PiotrowskiSubstituted forHrosovskyat 72'minutes

    11PaintsilSubstituted forNdongalaat 89'minutes

    10Samatta

Substitutes

    4Wouters

    14Nygren

    17Hrosovsky

    23Hagi

    26Vandevoordt

    31Maehle

    46Cuesta

    77Ndongala

Anderlecht

    30van Crombrugge

    54Sardella

    4KompanySubstituted forCobbautat 75'minutes

    34SandlerSubstituted forKanaat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins

    50Dewaele

    10Vlap

    23Zulj

    51Verschaeren

    40Amuzu

    14Nasri

    19ChadliSubstituted forAdzicat 73'minutes

Substitutes

    17Adzic

    22Cobbaut

    24Thelin

    33Roef

    48Lokonga

    49Doku

    55Kana

Referee:

Lawrence Visser

Source: bbc.com

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