The Red Devils have the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, their third-team contest won. A rare moment of beauty, signed Adnan Januzaj, settled a for the other little inspiring contest. The Red Devils play next Monday at 20h in their eighth-final against Japan in Rostov.
No, a propagandamatch is not become, the so-called topaffiche between England and Belgium. Both teams were already qualified for the eighth finals of both trainers has inspired a lot of bills: Roberto Martinez showed only Dedrick Boyata and Thibaut Courtois in the team, and the other nine basisspelers that Panama defeated, were allowed from the bank and watch. No Hazard, no De Bruyne, no Lukaku. But also English national coach Gareth Southgate grip drastically. He also ‘referred’ eight basisspelers to the bank, including preliminary topschutter Harry Kane. Conclusion: winning was not the first concern of the coaches.
And yet! The first quarter was not so bad. England tried his will to penetrate but the danger came from the Devils. Williams suggested with a dry blast goalkeeper Pickford on the trial, Batshuayi tried at Michy’s the ball over the goal line to frommelen, an attempt by Fellaini was on the line turned. At the same time was enjoying Dembélé who ruled the society, both in balrecuperatie as possession of the ball.
One case knew the Belgians: in case of a tie, the English might the group win because the Devils in the preceding matches three yellow cards collected, against one for the English. Since the Fair Playstand in a tie, the deciding factor would give, went the Devils ‘spacious’ to the pipe. And came in for the break a further yellow cards for Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker.
Januzaj makes everyone wake up
Also after the break, it seemed we were on a low oefenpot to be heading. To Adnan Januzaj decided that the day had been. The winger of Real Sociedad got the ball in the large rectangle aangespeeld, got the better zolenwerk over to the left rough to pick from. Pickford had no semblance of a chance. And then, suddenly, were the Red Devils top of their group and could all match previews about awareness second to end the garbage bin.
Could England have to accept the defeat? It seemed. The men of Southgate confine themselves to risk-free around tapping and seemed not to worry in the results. Only once were the Three Lions close in the second half as Rashford after a bad positional game of the Belgian defence, only for Courtois appeared. The attacker of Manchester United however did not in the goalkeeper of Chelsea to outwit.
England insisted, gently, the most important achievement was, however, in the 74th minute when Vincent Kompany also recurrent Thomas Vermaelen came to replace it. Boyata took the left zone, Kompany got his familiar place in the heart of the defence. Despite English’s urging, were Kompany and co just once on the test but Fellaini blokte shot from Wellbeck. The sunken Mertens was interrupted by goalkeeper Pickford, a battle produced neither a second Belgian hit on.
Conclusion: the team whose coach took that win was no priority, took out the as of the team whose coach would have liked to have won. Just to say: bizarre contest.
1 – 2
Oh yes, the other party took Tunisia from Panama (1-2), purely for the stats.