Visitors In a friendly on Tuesday, Belgium fought to a 3-2 victory against Germany, giving them two victories in as many games over the previous four days. It was the first time since 1954 that Belgium had defeated the hosts of Euro 2024.
Both sides were desperate to recover from their shocking World Cup group stage losses in December, but it was Belgium who played the superior game. They attacked at will and absolutely outplayed Germany in the first half.
Yannick Carrasco, who was unmarked and had plenty of room on the left, rifled home in the sixth minute after the visitors’ brilliant five-pass play from deep inside their own half.
After more poor German defence, Belgium scored again before the hosts could regroup. This time, Romelu Lukaku scored inside the box after Kevin De Bruyne passed the ball to him.
In their initial Group F Euro 2024 qualifying match against Sweden, Belgium’s striker also scored a hat trick. On Friday, he had the chance to score again when his powerful header hit the crossbar in the 20th minute.
Niclas Fullkrug, a striker, scored a penalty for Germany just before halftime to score his sixth goal in six international games as they defeated Peru 2-0 on Saturday in their first encounter since their World Cup departure in Qatar.
Even though the second half was more energetic, the hosts still let up a third goal when De Bruyne scored after another quick Belgium play caught the German defenders off guard.
Despite Serge Gnabry’s attempt to reduce the gap in the 88th minute, Domenico Tedesco, the new coach of Belgium, was unable to earn his second victory in as many games.
Hansi Flick, the coach of Germany, said, “We were far too passive and did not put them under any pressure.” “Belgium abused this brutally. You could tell that we had a lot of work ahead of us; we had to rearrange things a little to achieve stability. After around 30 minutes, we improved on our desire to be more active. That’s where we need to focus our efforts, with an eye towards the future. for everyone to collaborate.