Belgium-Romania: The Belgians have their backs against the wall, the Romanians are in high spirits

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Belgium-Romania: The Belgians have their backs against the wall, the Romanians are in high spirits

Saturday’s program at Euro 2024 concludes with a very important match!

Belgium and Romania face off tonight (22:00, ERT1, News Bulletin 247, sport-fm.gr) at the “RheinEnergieStadion” in Cologne for the 2nd matchday 5th groupwhich started on Friday afternoon (21/6), with Ukraine’s victory over Slovakia!

On the one hand the Belgians, they started… with the left their course in the competition, knowing the unexpected defeat with 1-0 by Slovakia in their premiere. They may have shown some positive elements on the pitch during the match, but in the end they paid for the fact that they did not manage to score, despite creating too many chances in front of the opposition goal. They found themselves chasing the score from the 7th minute and then dominated, but they had as a negative protagonist Lukakuwho could not send the ball into the net at all.

With… their backs against the wall, the “red devils” need a win tonight to get back into the qualification game and avoid any unpleasant surprises. They are expected to have high possession rates again, while this time they are called upon to capitalize on the opportunities they will create. In racing, o Domenico Tedesco it does not count on the services of the wounded Vertochnen, Meunier and Witzel.

The situation in her classes is diametrically opposite Romania, which in the first matchday surprised everyone with its impressive performance against Ukraine and its wide victory with 3-0! He may have traveled to Germany as the underdog in Group 5, but in his premiership he proved to be a force to be reckoned with! They took the lead with their captain’s fantastic goal, Stanciouwhile he scored two more goals with their scorers Rashvan Marin (53′) and Dragus (57′) at the start of the second half and never looked back!

Cynical and highly efficient, his team Iordanescu celebrated the second victory in its history in the final phase of the Euros, when it was perfectly organized defensively and took the three-point counter against the Ukrainians, despite finishing the match with just 34% of the possession of the ball. As far as the competition is concerned, it has no absences and is not expected to have many changes in its composition.

Belgium and Romania have met 12 times in the past, with both teams having 5 wins each, while 2 of their encounters ended in draws.

Possible lineups:



Belgium (Tedesco, 4-2-3-1): Castells – Castañe, Faes, Debast, Carrasco – Mangala, Onana – Trossard, De Bruyne, Doku – Lukaku

Romania (Iordanescu, 4-3-2-1): Nice – Raciu, Dragusin, Burca, Bancu – R. Marin, M. Marin, Stanciu – Mann, Mihaila – Dragus

Referee: Simon Marciniak (Poland)

Field: “RheinEnergieStadion”, Cologne

Source: Sport Fm

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