Belgium was superior and prevailed 2-3 at Germany, friendly meeting held this Tuesday at the Rhein-Energie Stadium in Colognewhere those led by Domenico Tedesco they were up 0-2 before the first 10 minutes.
The Red Devils They had a very good first half and they reflected it on the scoreboard with goals from Yannick Carrasco at minute 6 and Romelu Lukaku at 9 ‘, as well as a great performance by the captain Kevin DeBruyne, who scored at 79 ‘; by the germans discounted Niclas Fullkrug at 44 ‘, criminal proceedings, and serge gnabry at 87′.
It’s about the first Belgian victory since 1954 over the Germanswho had won the eleven previous duels.
In the second half, the Germans, under the command of Hans-Dieter Flick, they had a clear improvement, but it was not enough for the tie.
Belgiuma got off to an impressive start that led to Germany lived a real nightmare in the first half hour of play.
Although the first shot in the direction of the goal was made by Germany at the feet of gnabry in the 6th minute by return of post Belgium opened the scoring.
lukaku received the ball in the middle of the field, controlled and played with kevin debruyne who put a pass to Yannick Carrasco who scored a shot with his right leg inside the area after dribbling past MariusWolf.
In minute 9 Lukaku, again from a pass from De Bruyne, scored the second with a shot from his right foot.
The signs pointed to a Belgian win against a Germany that lacked any offensive stability and of which there was almost no news in the opposite half.
At minute 19, dodi lukebakio had the third in his boots on a counterattack after a corner kick for Germany but his shot went wide when i was alone before Marc Andre Ter Stegen.
At minute 21, from a corner kick, Lukaku finished off with a header against the crossbar.
At 32′, AGermany made two changes. One forced, by Goretzka’s injury which was replaced by Felix Nmechaand another in search of stability when giving way to Emre Can replacing Florian Wirtz.
the entrance of Can gave some defensive solidity to Germany and from there there began to be a slight improvement
Towards the end of the first part there were two auctions, one of Timo Werner and another of Wolf that did not carry real danger, and some corner kicks were generated.
One of them ended in a penalty that occurred when a header from Niclas Fullkrug, who was going in the direction of the goal, hit Lukaku’s arm that it was completely separated from the body.
Füllkrug discounted at the edge of halftime. When the teams went to rest, the best thing for Germany was the score.
In the second half Germany showed a clear improvement, Belgium lost offensive steam in part due to the departure of Lukaku, Lukebakio and Carrasco.
Germany generated some arrivals, including a great chance, started with a long pass from Ter Stegen, which ended in a deflected shot from Gnabry.
However, in the first Belgian rush in the second half debruyne made the third for his team, in minute 78, with a left foot first shot within the area to the center of Trossard.
Germany continued to insist and in 84′ gnabryafter an excellent individual move in which left several opponents on the roador, he crashed the ball into the post.
Then in 82 ‘, the own Gnabry scored the second for Germany with a shot from close range to the center of kevin schade from the left.
The insistence in the last minutes -in the final seconds there were two corner kicks in which Ter Stegen went up to the opposite area– did not reach Germany.
Germany 2-3 Belgium
Stadium: Rhein-Energie Stadion
Referee: Willy Delayod (France)
0-1 (6′).- Yannick Carrasco
0-2 (9′).- Romelu Lukaku
1-2 (44′).- Niclas Füllkrug (penalty)
1-3 (79 ‘).- Kevin De Bruyne
2-3 (87 ‘).- Serge Gnabry
(Felix Nmecha, 32′)
DT: Hans-Dieter Flick
(From Ketelaere, 68′)
DT: Domenico Tedesco
(With information from EFE)