Belgium champions Anderlecht make their second successive appearance in the Champions League this season. You have to go back to 2006/07 for their last appearance in the Champions League group stages before that where they didn't progress from a group containing Lille, AEK Athens and AC Milan. The Belgian side do have some European calibre however, winning the old Cup Winners' Cup twice and also the UEFA Cup once, albeit you have to go back to 1983 for their last success. Manager for this coming season is John van den Brom who guided them to their 31st domestic title last season.
|Stadium:||Constant Vanden Stock Stadium|
|Manager:||John van den Brom|
|Last Season:||Group stages|
|Qualified:||Won Belgian 1st Division|
There's a wave of good Belgium players in European football currently but unfortunately for Anderlecht the best have already flown the coop and are playing abroad. The Belgian champions finished bottom of Group C this season without recording a win.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|17th Sep 13||Benfica||2 - 0||Anderlecht|
|2nd Oct 13||Anderlecht||0 - 3||Olympiakos|
|23rd Oct 13||Anderlecht||0 - 5||Paris Saint Germain|
|5th Nov 13||Paris Saint Germain||1 - 1||Anderlecht|
|27th Nov 13||Anderlecht||2 - 3||Benfica|
|10th Dec 13||Olympiakos||3 - 1||Anderlecht|
Anderlecht don't have many household names but the Belgian side qualified for their second successive Champions League group stages by landing the Belgain Pro Division last season. The signs are however that Anderlecht will find it tough in this year's competition.