Vincent Kompany had been named in Roberto Martinez’s team at the Amsterdam Arena, but was replaced by Watford defender Christian Kabasele ahead of kick-off sparking fears of yet another injury for the Manchester City captain.
Groin and calf injuries have severely hampered Kompany in recent years, limiting him to just 22 appearances in all competitions last season and a handful of outings under Pep Guardiola this term.
.@VincentKompany will not play tonight and is replaced by Christian Kabasele in the starting 11! #nedbel #tousensemble
— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) November 9, 2016
“Hopefully he will come back fit.”