In a sometimes hostile atmosphere, due to the strong presence of Polish supporters in the stands, Belgium returned to success on Wednesday evening against Poland (6-1), a few days after their heavy defeat at home against the Netherlands. Low (June 1-4, 3). The Red Devils did not always control the events, they even gave themselves a few scares in the defensive one against one, but they had a little pride to spare and, in two stages, they displayed their superiority with technical bases higher than their opponents.
The encounter can be summed up as an attack defense. Without pressing the carrier, the Polish 4-1-4-1 was intended to reduce spaces. Before painfully seeking verticality to find his world-class center forward, Robert Lewandowski.
The Belgians therefore had the ball most of the time and found the gaps when they went on quickly. Only efficiency failed them at first, Michy Batshuayi finding the post before Eden Hazard missed the target in stride (4th). Led, the Red Devils continued to project themselves in numbers into the opposing area. They ended up reversing the balance of power on a brushed shot from Witsel (1-1, 42nd).
It was in the second period that they validated their highlights against a team that was trying to get out but was punished in the middle. First on a sequence Eden Hazard-Kevin De Bruyne (2-1, 59th). Before completely releasing his grip. Belgium, which regained second place in the group behind the Netherlands (6 points), then chained several magnificent goals, including a double from Leandro Trossard (73rd, 80th), a low low shot from Dendoncker (5 -1, 84th) and a finesse of Openda in additional time (6-1, 90th + 3).
Lewandowski alone in the world
It took a lot of resilience and patience from the Bayern centre-forward. Isolated up front, with no real support, he still managed to create two chances. And opened the scoring on his first ball, from the outside of the left foot in total imbalance (1-1, 28th), in the back of the Belgian defense, avoiding an offside thanks to a poor alignment of Carrasco. Under the eyes of the sports coordinator of RC Lens, Florent Ghisolfi, Lewandowski gave way to the future striker of the artesian club, Adam Buksa (69th), bought from the New England club (USA).
De Bruyne lit up the game
The Premier League’s best player is ending a season of which he finally sees the end. His will was enormous this Wednesday as evidenced by his withdrawal from fifty meters to clear a cross from Kaminski (63rd). On the right flank of the Belgian attack, with great freedom of movement, he enhanced the balls he touched with his vision of the game. His laser inspirations allowed the Red Devils to find the gaps and solicit Dragowski many times in the second period. If the Devils did not have the speed or the depth provided by Romelu Lukaku, De Bryune, by his changes of rhythm, brought them.