Belgium – Slovakia: De Bruyne and his Red Devils took on water… the match summary

Belgium – Slovakia De Bruyne and his Red Devils took

19:54 – Without genius and cursed, Belgium collapses against Slovakia (0-1)

This is the first sensation of Euro 2024! Eliminated in the group stage during the World Cup in Qatar, Belgium, undefeated for 15 matches, is definitely not cured. The Red Devils were surprised by a quick goal from Schranz (0-1, 9th). The scorer took advantage of a loss of ball in the Doku penalty area to dampen the Belgian momentum. Uninspired, the players from the flat country were clumsy, like Lukaku. The striker missed three duels against Dubravka in the first half. In the second act, the AS Roma striker added the curse to the clumsiness. Twice, for an offside and a handball from Openda, the ex-Chelsea player had his goals canceled (55th and 85th). A bad Belgian joke… In group E, Romania is in the lead just ahead of Slovakia. Both nations have three points. Belgium will need a revenge against Romania to stay alive in this competition.

19:53 – Obert comes into play (90th+5)

Out of breath, Duda, author of a big game, leaves his place to the defender. It’s a change to keep the advantage.

19:52 – Dubravka intervenes in front of De Bruyne (90th + 4)

The Belgium captain crossed his shot on the ground. The Slovakia goalkeeper lay down well on his right.

19:51 – Dubravka reassures his defense (90th+2)

Lukaku tried to find Openda in depth. The Slovakia goalkeeper had read everything.

19:49 – Additional time is known! (90th)

There will be seven more minutes! Meanwhile, on the pitch, Skriniar conceded a corner.

19:48 – Lukaku’s goal is cancelled!

For the second time, Lukaku has his goal canceled! It’s terrible for Belgium!

19:47 – VAR is watching this action!

At the start of the action, Openda seems to have touched the ball with his hand to take the ball away.


Paid coaching from Tedesco! On the left side, Openda pierced the Slovak defense. The clever ex-Lens striker crossed from behind. Lukaku, with his left foot, shot with the flat of his foot and put the ball where it came from. Belgium breathes!

19:44 – Lukebakio is already booked (85th)

The Belgian striker, for his first ball, wiped his crampons on his opponent. The Slovak remains on the ground.

19:43 – Tedesco makes two changes (84th)

Doku and Carrasco leave the pitch. Openda and Lukebakio have seven minutes to save Belgium.

19:41 – Bakayoko concedes a corner (82nd)

Slovakia does not group together around their penalty area all the time. He does not hesitate to attack to try to take cover.

19:40 – Slovakia makes another change (81st)

For the moment, the only scorer in this match, and therefore hero of Slovakia, Schranz leaves his place to Duris.

19:37 – Carrasco gets a corner (80th)

His attempt was blocked by a Slovak defender. There is no more time to lose for the Belgians.

19:34 – Strelec set the stadium on fire! (77th)

On a cross from the right, the attacker, although left-handed, attempted to backheel behind his supporting foot. The ball was blocked by Faes.

19:33 – Belgium makes a change (75th)

Rather disappointingly, Trossard gives way to Tielemans. We are entering the last quarter of an hour.