BELGIUM COME FROM BEHIND TO DEFEAT WALES
Wales and Belgium ran out winners after coming from behind to defeat Wales, thanks to goals from Timely Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne.
The match was the first one of both teams' World Cup qualifier and the match was played on Wednesday night. Belgium hosted a Wales side that were eventually lost midfielder Joe Allen to injury after just eight minutes into the game which was played in Leuven. Harry Wilson found the back of the net early on in the first half after Tottenham forward Gareth Bale started what was a sublime team move which resulted in the goal.
However, Manchester City midfielder and captain, Kevin de Bruyne struck a goal someminutes later to bring parity between the two teams. De Bruyne fired home a long-range strike that traveled straight into the back of the net right through the roof. Connor Roberts combined for his team's early goal but was not able to do much as his side conceded another goal through a Thorgan Hazard header. Thomas Meunier received a sublime pass from Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku before delivering a sublime cross on to the path of the goalscorer.
Towering striker Lukaku was then the match- winning hero after snatching the final goal of the match, converting from the penalty spot. The penalty was a result of Napoli forward Dries Mertens getting foiled in the Wales 18-yard box and gifting a very crucial penalty to Belgium.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs was absent once again and the Welsh team was once again managed temporarily by Robert Page as they suffered their first major loss in a competitive game since back in 2019.
The match brought back memories of the same fixture that was played at the Euros 2016 which Wales won in a comfortable 3-1 victory following an individual brilliance from striker Hal Robson-Kanu.