The Red Devils have Tuesday night could not place for the final of the world cup in Russia. In the Zenit Arena in St. Petersburg they lost in the semi-finals with the smallest difference from France (0-1).
A stationary phase after the break, France did not need to give some time to score and as the gates of the world cup final for the third time in history, open to the front garden. On a corner from Antoine Griezmann troefde Samuel Umtiti after 51 minutes, none other than Marouane Fellaini in the air and so could the defender the only hit of the game against the nets heads.
Roberto Martinez made in advance for a surprise by Mousa Dembélé in the base to drop to the suspended Thomas Meunier to replace. Nacer Chadli moved to the right side.
The linksvoetige Dembélé was a slightly more conservative solution than Yannick Carrasco, the hazard on the right side is called Kylian Mbappé. Him out of the game and the trident Ngolo Kanté, Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann not playing football, that’s against the French.
It’s a completely different match would be the semi-final against the Brazilians, as it sounded for the match, and that was all before the break. The Belgians locks with 58 percent possession of the ball, but only three doelkansen, just about the opposite of the game against the Seleçao.
France awarded the leather also to the Devils and put patient a mousetrap open, losing possession of the Belgians was there, however, immediately in the direction of the goal of Thibaut Courtois dashed. Who loved the country with a great save with the foot in an attempt to play Benjamin Pavard, the best chance for the French.
On the other side had by then already scored. Hugo Lloris also had a wereldsave in the house at a shot in the turn of Toby Alderweireld, Raphael is looking forward to devieerde then again a bang of Eden Hazard in a corner. Hazard was brilliant with the Belgians and almost all the danger came from him, Romelu Lukaku was not found and also Kevin De Bruyne was at times difficult.
The crossing of Nacer Chadli came on and the role of Mousa Dembélé in midfield was not entirely clear. France came during the course of the first half, better in the match and came to put in the tactical game of chess. Immediately after the peace it produced a goal. Umtiti troefde at a kopbalduel in a corner, Marouane Fellaini in the air and suddenly it was 1-0 in the Zenit Arena.
Despair everywhere in the the Belgians, as it rattled along all sides. Martinez grip on the hour of the day or in the krasselende Dembélé to the side for Dries Mertens, De Bruyne went as a glance backwards. Only after the bill were les Bleus again reverse printed. A final offensive with the incoming Yannick Carrasco and Michy Batshuayi gave, however, no goals.
The Red Devils seized so in addition to the first world cup final in history, but with a spot in the final four, they do at least equally well than the generation of 1986, in Mexico at the fourth place finisher.