The Red Devils have Sunday night thanks to a 1-2 victory in and against Greece on the eighth match day in group H posted for the world football CHAMPIONSHIP of this year in Russia.
With 22 points after eight game days have the Devils an unbridgeable lead of eight points at the first pursuer Bosnia-Herzegovina, that Greece should decide who is number two to the barrages. For the honor of playing the Belgians on 7 October in Bosnia, before 10 October for your own audience in the Brussels King baudouin stadium against Cyprus the kwalificatiecampagne in gloss may shut down.
For the Devils it is the thirteenth time that they have the qualification for a world cup finals to be able to enforce, the second time in a row. Moreover, it happens that for the first time with two matches on the counter. With 22 to 24 and a doelpuntensaldo of +32, they can also impressive statistics to present and they are still undefeated in their group, a trick that them on the way to Brazil , succeeded.
By the absences of the suspended Axel Witsel, the injured Vincent Kompany and the out of precaution, on the side held Eden Hazard had Martinez slide with his team. Back came Thomas Vermaelen , the defender of Manchester City is replaced. For the 31-year-old Vermaelen, who is on a death track at FC Barcelona, it was the first time in nearly a year that he was allowed to start in an international match with bet. On 6 september 2016, he was there when the Devils the kwalificatiecampagne opened with a 0-3 victory in Cyprus. Jan Vertonghen got the aanvoerdersband situations. With Marouane Fellaini and Mousa Dembélé came a new duo in the centre of the midfield, Kevin De Bruyne moved to the flank.
Possession of the ball for the Greeks
As in just about every race of the Greeks was of the ball and also sat night for the opponent. The Belgians were there initially, very little, and were certainly not going blindly forward. For the Greek counters is always alert and just before the fifteen minutes had Thibaut Courtois a first time flat after an attempt on the counter-attack, the rapid Tasos Donis, the replacement for the injured Kostas Mitroglou. It turned out to be a serious warning, because moments later, it was Courtois well beaten with an icicle of Kostas Stafylidis, the pole brought salvation. It was sufficient to Olympiakosstadion for the first time to detonate.
The flame went into the pan and then the Greeks, the most dangerous: the Belgian flanks layers in the back to wide open and after a Greek man on the right went the leather after a deviation from Vertonghen, but just in front. On a Belgian ball between the posts had more than a thousand fans just a 25-minute wait: Vertonghen could the Greek goalkeeper Karnezis , however, not be an embarrassment with a shot distance, just like Alderweireld with a afzwaaier. It was illustrating for the first half of the Belgians that the danger of two defenders had to come. A rapid outbreak of Kostas Fortounis had Courtois before the break one more time to intervene.
Waves in the direction of Courtois
There was a lack of movement, speed, action and depth, and also after the break, continued the waves smoothly in the direction of Thibaut Courtois roles. But it must of Eden Hazard, thought Martinez, and the winger of Chelsea was almost ready to fall when Vertonghen, even if construction and this time we touch hit: 0-1, the seventh hit of Vertonghen for the national team.
Just to Hazard the field opmocht was everything to redo, after the end of Zeca. The mad minutes were still not over, just after the kick-off put Romelu Lukaku , the Belgians re the lead, that this time could hold. In the final even was the 1-3 is still in the Greek air.