From the first minute, the Canadians made a better impression, and in the 11th minute, they were rewarded with a penalty. Alphonso Davies approached the ball, but Thibaut Courtois sensed his intentions. It didn’t break John Herdman’s charges, who were constantly trying to attack the rivals’ goal.
In at least two other situations, the North American team could count on a penalty. Referee Janny Sikazwe, however, whistled offside for the first time, although he passed to Canadian … Eden Hazard. The second time around, he found no offense within sixteen, although the situation was contentious to say the least.
The Belgians didn’t create too many chances, but in the end they took the lead. A long pass from Toby Alderweireld to Michy Batshuayi was enough for the Fenerbahçe sharpshooter to beat former Korona Kielce goalkeeper Milan Borjan with a powerful strike.
After the break, we saw a lot of missed games from both sides. We also waited a long time for the first shot on target. In the end, neither of them reached the net.
Belgium – Canada 1:0 (1:0)
Objective: Batshuayi 44.
Belgium: Thibaut Courtois – Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne – Axel Witsel, Yannick Carrasco (46th Thomas Meunier), Kevin De Bruyne – Youri Tielemans (46th Amadou Onana), Eden Hazard (62nd Leandro Trossard), Michy Batshuayi (78 .Lois Openda).
Canada: Milan Borjan – Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Alistair Johnston – Richie Laryea (74th Samuel Adekugbe), Stephen Eustaquio (81st Jonathan Osorio), Atiba Hutchinson (58th Ismael Kone), Junior Hoilett (58th Cyle Larin) – Tajon Buchanan (81st. Liam Millar), Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David.
Yellow cards: Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Meunier, Amadou Onana – Alphonso Davies, Alistair Johnston.
Judge: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia). Viewers: 40,432.
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