The Red Devils have been their UEFA Nations League campaign started well. The Belgians had in Iceland their first thuisnederlaag in a match with bet in five years, thanks to Romelu Lukaku. First forced the striker a penalty and then he put two in the basket: 0-3. By the victory, the Red Devils, together with Switzerland at the head of their group in the Nations League, and they will be the new number one in the world.
Coach Roberto Martinez picked up barely with surprises in the team of the Red Devils that their UEFA Nations League campaign aftrapten on the field of Iceland. The injured Kevin De Bruyne was replaced by Youri Tielemans, left, got Yannick Carrasco weather is preferred on Thorgan Hazard and Nacer Chadli.
The Icelanders had a few days ago a heavy 6-0 to the ears received from Switzerland. Against Belgium had revenge to follow. In the private Iceland, where it is already thirteen consecutive match with bet not more had lost.
Just for a moment they seemed to be able to deliver: with high pressure forced the Red Devils into the error and attacker Bödvarsson could have a few times run away in the back of Jan Vertonghen. At more than thirty metres from the Devilish purpose, though. But there was always still a boulevard. On fifteen minutes came the home side and it was the first chance of the match. Gylfi Sigurdsson was found for the purpose, the leg of Vincent Kompany was in the way.
Two quick comments from Lukaku
Slowly but surely, pulled the Red Devils still in bed. Iceland was towards the own goal pushed, where it is sometimes with six or seven men in the penalty area went integrate. Initially, they had little trouble with the non-hazardous voorzetjes of the Belgians, but on the half hour, responded Romelu Lukaku faster than mandekker Ingason a cross from the right. His attacker pulled him down and ref Sergey Karasev pointed to the spot. Icelandic goalkeeper Halldórsson stopped at the world cup is still a penalty from Lionel Messi, but against the icy Eden Hazard, he had no story: 0-1.
The Icelanders still had to get of that cold shower, or number two, was already against the nets. Vincent Kompany picked up on a corner kick with the same loopactie as that of the openingsdoelpunt in the world cup match against Brazil. His header was by Halldórsson from goal but the keeper had no recourse against the rebound from Romelu Lukaku. 0-2 after half an hour of play, the Red Devils played whistling in the direction of rustsignaal.
Lukaku is doing another one on after rest
After the break, leaning the Belgians back. Against the background of an impressive Viking Clap if the blauwhemden. Only at the hour presided over the Red Devils a few times viciously. Thomas Meunier came first, just lack of a good cross from Yannick Carrasco, then, was the ex-right back Club Brugge at the end of a handsome Demonic attack. The klaarkijkende Lukaku put him eye-to-eye with Halldórsson, but from a sharp angle decided Meunier on the pole.
And the Icelanders? That came twenty minutes before time, again on the centerline and convert Thibaut Courtois actually even to work. Our national number one was forced to the bin on the swing of Sigurdsson. Could the Red Devils hardly a cause for concern. They convert the Icelanders still firmly fixed. Dries Mertens could benefit from losing the ball from the striker to hit the ball straight for the pot to throw, where Lukaku with a kattenpootje 0-3 of made.
The Red Devils books, as all their eleventh victory of the calendar year, a record for our national team. For Iceland, it was the first thuisnederlaag in a contest with stakes in five years. Belgium, together with Switzerland and head of group 2 of division A in the UEFA Nations League. Iceland is last with zero to six.