The Red Devils have a solid 4-0 figures the oefenmatch of Saudi Arabia won. For peace paved Romelu Lukaku the path with two goals in a difficult first half, after the break went up the pace with a jerk up and could only Michy Batshuayi and Kevin De Bruyne the many opportunities yet to redeem. A boost for the Belgians, with the eye at the world cup after the disappointing oefenmatchen against Mexico and Japan at the end of last year.
Trainer Roberto Martinez chose Saudi Arabia to deal with his type of team. In purpose was the injured Thibaut Courtois replaced by Simon Mignolet, in addition, it was the well-known 3-4-3 there. Axel Witsel stood next to Kevin De Bruyne in midfield. Radja Nainggolan had like the in form being Mousa Dembélé on the bank start.
The Red Devils, who are in their new yellow uitshirts aantraden, names with all the big names on the field or a flaming start. Already within the first few minutes it was Dries Mertens construction after a short taken corner kick and was Yannick Carrasco eye-to-eye with goalkeeper Fawaz Al-Qarni. Two times pulled the keeper from Saudi Arabia on the longest end. Just as Saudi Arabia in the match seemed to come out, beat Belgium. A wrong inspeelpass of the Saudi’s was by Kevin De Bruyne immediately respond to Romelu Lukaku. The deepest man of the Belgians turned on its axis and painted the ball to perfection into the bottom corner: 1-0 after thirteen minutes of play.
Unleashed Lukaku scores again for the rest
A nice talk Saudi Arabia tried immediately what to do, but Simon Mignolet was alert to a shot from a sharp angle and then came quickly out of his goal to get a dangerous ball in depth to intercept. The high shifted saudis showed in their enthusiasm, however, a lot of space. De Bruyne found the holes, but the final pass was all too often wrong. Eden Hazard was halfway through the first half of the incoming Lukaku with a subtle cross, but goalkeeper Al-Qarni came quickly out of his goal. The attacker of Chelsea got a little later still has a nice chance, but talmde too long and saw his shot on goal gedevieerd.
On the stroke of peace was there, in the tandem Hazard-Lukaku. The first got the ball aangespeeld just past the half way line, accelerating in his well-known style in between a few defenders and gave the ball perfectly to Lukaku, who hit the ball just out of the reach of the Saudi goalkeeper was able to tap. Through the pole bumped the leather inside. For Lukaku, it was already his tenth goal in his last six games for the Red Devils. On his 24th he scored 33 times in 66 international matches. It gave the firm pointed wings: even for the kampwissel spoiled he the fans with a delicious spot behind the steunbeen, followed by a o, z.
Debut Limbombe and opportunities… lots of opportunities
After the coffee if Anthony Limbombe make its debut for the Red Devils. He came in the place of Yannick Carrasco, while Thomas Vermaelen, Vincent Kompany afloste in the heart of the defence. Just as in the first half began the Red Devils snedig. Limbombe was just not klaarkijkend enough to put on a quick counter Lukaku only toward the goal to send Thomas Meunier headed a cross on goal, and a delicious zaalvoetbalactie between Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne was by the Saudi goalkeeper from the corner fished.
The Belgians so much space, leaving Saudi’s now as if they were not. New losing the ball in the visitors removed Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard for the purpose. The first gave appropriate wide for Lukaku, the second was not to take a shot and the kick from Hazard was by a defender just against the cover strip gedevieerd. Some improvisation. It was raining opportunities, but the goals remained. On the hour went to coach Martinez the next time to the puzzle. Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard were to the side, reached for Radja Nainggolan and Michy Batshuayi, which the Red Devils switched to a 3-5-2 formation. The supporters took the opportunity to Nainggolan extended to sing, as a statement to the coach.
Batshuayi and De Bruyne sure even for heavy-duty score
The biggest chance for the visitors came on the hour. Axel Witsel lost the duel, Thomas Meunier was voorbijgesneld by his man and all of a sudden came Al-Muwallad eye-to-eye with Simon Mignolet. He tried the goalkeeper to dribble, but missed his shot completely. The Red Devils responded immediately in the second half, which bulged with the shooting skill. Kevin De Bruyne found with a delightful pass with the outside of the foot with the opening at Lukaku. That had to with his lower right fairing. The Saudi goalkeeper Al-Qarni avoided the hattrick by the striker with the shoulder.
The Devilish domination continued to take slotkwartier followed finally the goals that have been around as long as were in that second half. It was a already strong Kevin De Bruyne who is on his own just doorduwde. First, he gave the ball appropriate for Michy Batshuayi, who are direct attacker with a delicious kapbeweging the forest have submitted and which finished. Then he put a quick counter. He found Lukaku in the depth, that is the ball slim evisceration explained. De Bruyne worked cleverly with the inside of the foot and put the 4-0 final score on the board. Superstars De Bruyne and Lukaku were still a applausvervanging of Martinez, Mousa Dembélé, and Kevin Mirallas made the match full.
The Red Devils book as a well-deserved, but also logical victory against another world cup-goer. For the Belgians, it was the last appointment for the run-up to the world cup in Russia. At the beginning of June there still uitwuifmatchen against Portugal (on June 2), Egypt (6 June) and Costa Rica (June 11).