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Tops / Flops Belgium-Russia: Lukaku entry mark, the Russian defense at bay


The great class of Lukaku, the solidity of the Belgian defense, the nightmare of Semenov… Find the Tops and Flops of this match between Belgium and Russia (3-0).


Romelu Lukaku, great scorer and great man

19 goals in his last 15 appearances in the selection.

The statistics of the Inter striker with the Red Devils are simply mind-boggling.

This Saturday night, he again showed a ruthless sense of purpose and great self-sacrifice.

He opened the scoring in the 10th minute after an error by the opposing defense and cold picked enterprising Russians.

Eriksen's teammate in the club, he sent him a nice message after his goal by going directly to the camera: "

Chris, Chris, I love you


He then offered himself a double at the end of the match, well launched by Thomas Meunier, and sealed the victory of his family (88th).

To read also: Euro 2020: victim of a malaise in full match, the Dane Eriksen in a "stable state" and "conscious"

The Belgian defense, a quiet force

If the Russians did not demonstrate a maddening technical accuracy, they were not content to wait for the Red Devils, huddled in their camp.

They have often tried to take this Belgian team by default, in vain.

Aligned three behind as usual, Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Boyata exuded serenity, unlike their Russian colleagues.

Very quiet, this rearguard of the Plat Pays has been able to relaunch properly and offer good conditions to midfielders.


Andrey Semenov, adrift

Overall, the whole Russian defense made a poor game.

But Semenov personified this rout.

He first offered the opener to Romelu Lukaku by letting the ball pass between his legs (9th).

Missing again a few minutes later, he was close to letting Lukaku score a brace.

Luckily for him, his pivotal buddy, Dzhikiya, saved the furniture.

On the goal of Meunier's break, Semenov did not show an exceptional sense of marking.

A performance to forget, even if his wanderings were less visible in the second half.

Live: Euro 2020: Belgium cuts short on Russia

Denis Cheryshev, ghostly

Substitute at kick-off, the Valencia player returned to the pitch in the 30th minute replacing Kuzyayev, victim of a violent shock with Castagne. Cheryshev finally only remained half an hour on the field of St. Petersburg, replaced in the 63rd minute. Sensation of the 2018 World Cup, he did nothing and never hurt the opposing defense. Clearly not up to the event, there is no doubt that he should sit on the bench again next Thursday against Finland.

Source: lefigaro

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