Belgium vs. Denmark – Match Report – November 18, 2020


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Belgium vs.  Denmark - Match Report - November 18, 2020

(EFE) .- Romelu Lukaku, with two goals, led Belgium’s 4-2 victory over a good Denmark to secure first place in the group and advance to the final phase of the UEFA Nations League with Spain, France and Italy.

The Belgians, who were enough with a draw, suffered to overcome Denmark, better in several phases, but they sentenced the game in the second half and ended up signing a clear victory.

As against England, Tielemans overtook his team – which could not count on Eden Hazard, positive for coronavirus – although this time it only needed three minutes. He caught a loose ball and outwitted Schmeichel with a placed left foot.

Belgium drowned Denmark with its pressure, which cost a world to get out with the ball played, while Roberto Martínez’s team threatened on the wings, with the mobility of De Bruyne and the strength of Lulakaku.

But the first time Eriksen was let loose, the Danish star launched a play that ended with a pass from Wind to Braithwaite, whose center was deflected by Vertoghen and the Copenhagen striker, who was making his start, headed for goal.

Denmark began to fear against it. Again Braitwaite was left alone in the area, but was awkward in control and Courtuois covered his shot. Lukaku, with a header, warned for the Belgians shortly after.

Belgium continued to command, but at times Denmark seemed closer to the goal, as in an Eriksen cross that Poulsen narrowly missed.

Denmark kept their good feeling at the start of the second half, pressing well and playing fast. Until Lukaku appeared in two moments to decant the result.

The Danes, until then very far behind, especially Captain Kjær, fell asleep in a foul with a misplaced defense that Tielemans, very clever, served quickly for De Bruyne, who left Lukaku alone: ​​Schmeichel touched the shot with his body, but Christensen could not get it out coming forced under sticks.

The Inter striker then shot the Danish goalkeeper with a devastating header after a good cross from Thorgan Hazard and seemed to scare away the ghost of Switzerland, which two years ago came back from 0-2 against Belgium in the same competition to end up scoring (5-2 ) and leave the Red Devils out of the final phase.

Braithwaite, on a scissor shot, was able to get Denmark into the game, but Courtuois pulled out a good hand. The Madrid goalkeeper returned to prominence shortly after, but negative, with a blunder on a pass from Chadli, complicated by the pitch, which ended in a goal.

But Belgium was determined not to revive the bad memories and De Bruyne closed the game at the minute with a good shot that puts his team in the final phase and does not overshadow the remarkable performance of Denmark, who finished second in the group, triumph at Wembley included .


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