The start of the match was promising for the Devils, but soon dropped them off and they had the initiative to Portugal. Already knew also the Portuguese no topmatch, a dry 0-0 was the result. For the forces of Martinez, this was certainly not a successful test, there is still work to be done two weeks before the start of the world cup. Vincent Kompany left in the beginning of the second half injured the field. About the severity of the injury, nothing is yet known.
For the contest was a minute of silence held for the victims in Liège. Jan Vertonghen was honored because he is his 100th international match played. Then started the Devils ardently in the contest, with Eden Hazard as the best player. The little Belgian was particularly active in the first quarter and resulted in rapid combinations. Kevin De Bruyne put to good practice with a vertical passing game, but a lot more than a few small kansjes provided that is not on. To Yannick Carrasco was not to see that in the last months in the less highly regarded Chinese league played. He worked a strong first half.
As the first half progressed, came to Portugal better in the contest. At the end of the second half, she got some opportunities and came to Belgium. It was missing them sometimes to sharpness. Meanwhile, sang the public regularly about Radja Nainggolan. Eventually both teams the rest with a 0-0 draw.
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At the start of the second half we got a number of new faces among the Devils. Fellaini, Benteke, Januzaj and Chadli came Dembélél, Lukaku, Mertens and Carrasco replaced. The Belgians started again better than the Portuguese, but soon took Portugal to the command.
The best man for the Belgians, Eden Hazard, was ten minutes before time, substituted for his younger brother Thorgan. To no avail for the Devils, we saw few real chances. Vertonghen scored almost in his 100th international match, but the Portuguese keeper picked up a save. Not a resounding victory for the Belgians, also not a convincing game. There is still work to be done. That is also true for Portugal, without Cristiano Ronalde certainly not a marquee event played.