Goals: Germany – Belgium – Played on 03/28/ 2023
The Belgium national team achieved a thrilling 3-2 victory over Germany, today, Tuesday, in a friendly match during the current international break.
Belgium’s hat-trick was signed by Yannick Carrasco, Romelu Lukaku, and Kevin De Bruyne (6, 9, and 78), while Niklas Volkrug and Serge Gnabry scored the German double (44 and 87).
The Belgian national team surprised the hosts with a shocking start after launching a quick counterattack that reached Carrasco, who manipulated Wolf and fired a powerful shot that penetrated Ter Stegen’s net.
The Manshafts had barely recovered from the shock of the early goal, until a ball reached Lukaku inside the penalty area, to separate Peter Stegen before he hit a powerful ball with his left, from which he scored the second goal after 3 minutes.
The Belgium national team did not stop launching quick counterattacks, taking advantage of the vacant spaces in the German defense line, so Lukibakio missed the opportunity for a third goal after he hit the ball next to the post.
The crossbar prevented Lukaku from scoring his second and third goals for the guests with a perfect header.
The first German shot between the goalpost came at the feet of Wolf, who tried his luck from outside the penalty area, but his ball settled into the arms of goalkeeper Quinn Castells.
A few minutes before the end of the first half, the referee awarded a penalty kick to Germany, which Volkrog successfully executed, reducing the score for the home side.
And in the calculated time instead of lost, Lukaku tried to catch the net of the Manchafts again, but Ter Stegen had his shot on the lookout, so the half ended with Belgium advancing (2-1).
The German national team intensified its attacks at the beginning of the second half and was close to equalizing the score on more than one occasion.
Werner received the pass, to go into the Belgium penalty area before putting the ball into the net, but the referee raised his flag because the German striker was offside.
While the hosts were searching for the equalizer, De Bruyne fired a coup de grace at them after a new counter-attack that ended with a direct touch to the net.
Gnabry almost reduced the score for the Germans from an individual effort in which he manipulated Belgium’s defenders before he hit a ground ball that hit the post.
And the German tide continued in the final minutes, and substitute Kevin Shade launched the ball on the left side, sending a cross to Gnabry, who did not miss it and met it with a lightning touch in the net, scoring the second goal for the Manshafts.
The German national team searched for the deadly equalizer in the last moments, to no avail, so the guests managed to hold out until the end of the match.