Lukaku strikes again as Belgium beat Finland. Now he is in level with Cristiano Ronaldo in the golden boot race as they both have three goals each. Belgium have smoothly won all the games in their group stage. Although they had to come back against Denmark in their home ground. The top-ranked team in the world is looking dangerous as all of their main players are now clicking and have had sufficient game time.
Belgium were worried in the start as De Bruyne was struggling with his injury which he got in the Champions League final. But now De Bruyne is fit and has been exceptional in recent matches. Belgium had rotated there squad for this last match just to give rest to some of their players. The match was going towards a draw but Lukas Hradecky tried to keep the ball out but it ended in his own net. Now Belgium will play against a third-placed team from another group in the round of 16.
Lukaku strikes again and secures first position for Belgium
Roberto Martinez is very happy with his team’s performance. He is glad that Alex Witsel and Eden Hazard could play the full game. As they have had fitness issues in the past. Also, he was able to give rest to some of the regular players like Jan Vertonghen, Youri Tielemans and Toby Alderweireld. Finland fans were supporting their team with energy and were very happy when the first half ended. Belgium could not break Finland in the first half. But in the second half in 65h minute, Lukaku scored a goal which was offside by VAR. Later they did get the lead via Hradecky’s own goal. After that De Bruyne picked Lukaku perfectly and Lukaku turned and scored his 3rd goal in the campaign.
De Bruyne said later that it is very easy to pick Lukaku because he is huge.