Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht travel to the province of Antwerp to square off against KVC Westerlo at Het Kuipje Stadium on Wednesday night in the seventh round of the Belgian Cup.
Kljestan started over the weekend in Anderlecht's league 2-2 draw with Club Brugge and is likely to receive another nod to be in head coach Ariel Jacobs' first 11.
The American came up huge for his team in the last round when he converted the first penalty kick for Anderlecht who escaped embarrassment by squeezing past third division U.R.S. du Centre in a penalty shootout.
The Purple & White now do battle with a fellow Belgian Pro League team in Westerlo.
The hosts are in a respectable 10th position in the league standings but are hoping a deep run in the Cup competition could pave their way to a berth in Europe.
Anderlecht will be without the suspended Mathias Suarez plus Olivier Deschacht, Lucas Biglia, Mbark Boussoufa, Roland Juhasz and Jonathan Legear whom are all sidelined with injuries.
Westerlo have a slew of injuries themselves with Joris Van Hout, Mozes Adams, Liliu, Jaime Alfonso Ruiz, Laurent Clerbois and Jarno Molenberghs all set to miss.