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Anderlecht to play first match without fans

For Anderlecht, the season will begin on Saturday 27 July (8.45pm) with a duel against Saint-Trond. A match for which the Mauves will be deprived of their supporters.

On 7 December 2023, the Anderlecht-Standard derby (2-0) in the Cup was marred by incidents. The two clubs then decided to anticipate any possible sanctions by banning away fans until the end of the coming season.

Match behind closed doors

But the authorities are not taking this lightly and have decided to impose a behind-closed-doors match on both teams in addition to fines. While the line of defence is common, Standard has accepted its sanction, while Anderlecht is appealing.

The Brussels club was thus able to play the entire play-offs with its fans. But the final verdict has nevertheless fallen and the behind-closed-doors match as well as the 7,500 euro fine. Against Saint-Trond, the Lotto Park will not therefore welcome local supporters. They will therefore have to do without a twelfth man who has proven in recent times that he can make his voice heard.

For Standard, the behind-closed-doors match having already been served at the start of the European play-offs, the season will therefore be able to take place normally. With a public that hopes to be able to rejoice again.

Written by Angel Chioma

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