Belgium took the upper hand over Croatia after a very closed meeting this Sunday (1-0).
Because it opposed the finalist to the third at the World Cup, the poster had allure. But she did not keep all of her promises. Locked and tactical, this Belgium-Croatia ended in disappointing opposition, where the formation of Roberto Martinez still had the last word.
Lukaku weighed in in a closed match
If the clear opportunities were rare, some flashes illuminated the meeting. Luka Modric distilled a caviar to Rebic after a high class action (20th), while Romelu Lukaku saw his shot crash into the bar, before Carrasco hit wood in turn on the same action (30th). The top scorer in Belgian history finally found the opening before the break with a powerful volley that hit home (1-0, 38 ‘).
The second act was even less animated. It was not until the end of the match to have some chills, Lukaku grazing the break on a dangerous header (88th) before Courtois saved his family in stoppage time on a powerful strike from Brekalo (90th + 2). The score has not changed. Belgium completes this phase of preparation with a success.