Beaten hard on matchday one by the Netherlands (1-4), Belgium offered itself revenge, joined in the Group 4 final on Sunday in Amsterdam against the Netherlands, by beating Wales (2-1) on Thursday. Kevin De Bruyne was the great host of this fifth Nations League match, opening the scoring with an 11th-minute cross from Batshuayi (1-0), before returning the favor to the former OM center forward (2- 0.38).
It’s as if time stopped when the Citizens leader changed pace or approached, with surgical precision, the surface of Wayne Hennessey, saved by his right post on a cross from the redhead (27th). But when the Premier League star was no longer taking care of everything, on stratospheric bases, Belgium exposed themselves a bit.
The Welshman reacted after the break
Roberto Martínez’s team, sent off in added time for not returning a ball, even experienced some moments of weakness in the second half, especially on the left flank of their defense where Jan Vertonghen, who returned to Anderlecht this season, made his Thirty five. springs. With his speed, Daniel James made him miserable before depositing his cross on the head of Kieffer Moore (2-1, 50th), who let the young Zeno Debast take root on the grass, who honored his first selection with 18 years after only 14. Official meetings with the Malvas.
Captain, Eden Hazard came to give Balduino the playing time that he hasn’t had for a long time at Real Madrid, before making way for Leandro Trossard shortly after the hour mark (65th). The former top L1 player is still able to do class emotes, but he no longer has the acceleration power to make the same difference as before. Finally, the center forward of Lens, Loïs Openda, was invited at the end of the game (65th) without being able to provide a scoring opportunity while Courtois, impeccable, stayed focused to repel a shot on goal by Jonny Williams (89th).
As a result of the expulsion of Roberto Martínez, his assistant Thierry Henry could replace him on the bench for the Red Devils against the Netherlands on Sunday.