In their first next season in the run-up to the world cup soccer the Red Devils Friday 3-3 gelijkgespeeld against Mexico, also world cup-goer and the number sixteen of the world. The Belgian goals were of Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, who shared topschutter of all time was with the national team. When Mexico made Hirving Lozano impression.
Eden Hazard brought the Red Devils in the 17th minute lead. After a mistake from Laurent Ciman should Andres Guardado from the penalty spot at the end within steps. In the 55th minute scored Lukaku in the 2-1. PSV midfielder Hirving Lozano brought to Mexico less than a minute later, again alongside and put his country four minutes later the lead. Twenty minutes before time to put Lukaku in the final standings.
The Mexicans put in the beginning a lot of pressure, and were the better team in the start-up phase. After five minutes, Miguel Layún a lot of space to lay, and had Thibaut Courtois a good boxreflex out to score a goal to prevent.
The Red Devils took the command after little more than ten minutes, thanks to captain Hazard, of whom much threat went out. It was also Hazard that the breakthrough forced that eventually the 1-0 led. He played the ball through to Lukaku, who handsome man passed by and goalkeeper Ochoa ‘s lap. Hazard tapped the inside of the rebound.
Afterwards, disappeared the tempo of the match. Courtois came suddenly face to face with Hirving Lozano, but the PSV there was little to do with the space. After 38 minutes he Ciman, who, with Thomas Vermaelen and Dedrick Boyata a new defence was, heavy in the error. He pulled off Chicharito to the ground, got yellow, and the ball went on the spot. Andrés Guardado did not hesitate and blasted the equalizer within.
Mexico’s equivalent of Belgium
Mexico, that made an impression in the North and Central American world cup qualifiers, and is perfectly placed, was the equivalent of Belgium. The better chances were in the first half for the Red Devils, but the Mexicans had a lot more possession of the ball.
After the break fell to Dries Mertens and Moussa Dembélé in for Kevin De Bruyne and Youri Tielemans.
Mertens came after ten minutes with a nice acceleration in the sixteen meters, fitted inside foot to Lukaku, who with the knee binnenduwde. Long could the Red Devils did not enjoy. The 22-year-old Lozano proved to be a true sensation. He walked Devil after Devil, just beyond, and at four minutes, he brought the Mexicans first sides (56.) and then on edge (60.). Boyata and Ciman merely stood and watched. They were many times too slow for the young hint.
In the middle of the second half did Mertens again: a perfectly measured ball in for Lukaku after an action on the right. ‘Big Rom’, still only 24, blasted his thirtieth within and is now mederecordhouder with Bernard Voorhoof and Paul Van Himst. Tuesday he can against Japan, his 65th cap address and only Belgian leading scorer of all time. Thorgan Hazard came five minutes before time, even big brother Eden replacement, Divock Origi came on in place of Lukaku, but until this opportunity came at the end of the contest not more.