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Germany Vs Belgium Highlights 2023

Germany Vs Belgium Highlights 2023

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Belgium, the World Cup's top-ranked side, faces off against Germany in an important game that could decide their fate in the quarter-finals. With a victory, they would guarantee themselves a place in the last eight.

At halftime, Belgium are in front by 1-0 thanks to a goal from Michy Batshuayi. But Theo Hernandez strikes back to break Belgium's hearts - scoring his own goal late on in the match.

Goals

On Tuesday night, German stars Leroy Sane and Thomas Muller scored twice to help Germany cruise past 10-man Liechtenstein 9-0 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. The victory gave Germany an arm's length lead in Group J as they look to qualify for the round of 16 against North Macedonia next week.

A thrilling first half was played out with plenty of technical skill on display. Both teams came close to scoring goals; Spain just missing the post while Germany had one disallowed.

In the second half, both teams intensified their pressure on one another as they sought to score a decisive goal. Belgium's Romelu Lukaku came closest to scoring but his shot hit the post and went down for a corner kick.

Even after extra time had been added on, the game wasn't over yet as Croatia scored a goal to advance to the knockout round.

With all the pressure on them to secure a victory, Belgium needed to be prepared for anything. They started out the second half with plenty of energy and were in control for most of it.

Germany's press was strong but they never found success, especially on the counterattack. Still, Germany remained dangerous with their attacks and were presented with an excellent chance when Goretzka drove through the middle - but keeper Simon saved it.

Germany had another excellent chance as they played through the press, Goretzka driving through the middle and Gnabry returning it to him, but his shot was blocked. He had plenty of possession and time to set up for an attack, yet somehow the ball just didn't go in.

Goalkeepers

On Wednesday night, Germany put an end to Belgium's World Cup hopes. Since their loss to Wales in the Euro 2016 quarterfinals, Belgium hadn't won a game at this stage and this was their chance for redemption against an impressive group of players. Unfortunately for them, Germany came up short once again.

Germany managed a remarkable comeback win and avoided another penalty shootout in an unpredictable match, giving them a 4-0 record with one more match left to play. With just one more fixture remaining, they remain undefeated in Group E.

Germany had an encouraging start, but their defense crumbled in the second half. They struggled to contain long balls on dangerous areas and appeared vulnerable against offense.

But the Germans did manage to score on multiple occasions, which proved the difference in the end. Leon Goretzka scored a penalty early on while Leroy Sane and Daniel Kaufmann added additional goals late in the game for an easy victory.

Belgium were sure to reflect with regret on their loss at the last World Cup.

Canada had several chances to score, but were unable to beat Germany goalkeeper Merle Frohms' two excellent saves in the first half. Canada maintained their lead with two good saves after halftime but couldn't capitalize on any opportunities beyond him.

France nearly scored two more times, and Germany had several great chances in the final half-hour to tie things up. The Belgians also had several good opportunities but couldn't capitalize.

Defenders

Belgium will be a formidable opponent in the tournament, boasting an array of talented players. If Roberto Martinez can find a way to motivate his players and put them on the front foot, they could make some noise during the knockout stage.

However, their defense has been a major issue so far. They have only scored one goal and had several good chances to score more, yet their goalkeeping has let them down.

Germany had the chance to take the lead at halftime, but lacked the sharpness required for scoring. Furthermore, they have been incredibly wasteful with their chances, leaving them in an untenable situation. It's understandable why Germany are currently without a lead.

Belgium created plenty of chances in the opening half, yet couldn't capitalize on them. Their defenders weren't up to par in keeping the ball out of their opponents' goal and didn't do enough to support their forwards when attacking.

Belgium made a switch in tactics during the second half, opting to play more with the ball. They managed to win the midfield battle but could not penetrate Germany's defense.

They couldn't get anything past Thibaut Courtois, but they did put some good shots on target. Additionally, they managed to make some crucial saves between the sticks which is essential for this tournament.

Belgium still has one match against Italy to play, and they will be hoping to rebound after a difficult group stage. But they could end up drawing this match if their defense doesn't improve.

Midfielders

Germany won the game with two goals scored from set pieces. The first came in the 57th minute on a Lina Magull corner that was expertly tucked away by Lea Schuller for a 2-0 advantage.

Germany's second goal came from a deep free kick that was laid on to a player running through space. It was an excellent chance for Germany to capitalize on having the better of their opponent in terms of possession, and it paid off.

German midfield showed remarkable ball-winning skills to score an early goal. Unfortunately, they failed to add another goal on the break and it would have been nice if they had found more magic with their final touch.

Today Italy must rely on their defences against Belgium, and that will be no easy feat. While Italy lack the cutting edge that has propelled them so far in this tournament, they appear content to play within their own half of the field.

Canada had a golden chance to tie in the second half, but couldn't capitalize. They had 14 shots on goal - their most in a World Cup match without scoring since England (17) against Trinidad and Tobago in 2006.

The Canadian midfield is doing a fantastic job with the ball at their feet, but they're finding it tough to break through Belgium's defense. This has been beneficial for Belgium as they've done an admirable job of getting possession of the ball while remaining patiently waiting until they can attack.

Attackers

Belgium's star striker Eden Hazard, who struggled to recover from injury at Real Madrid this season, was absent but there was plenty of attacking talent on display. Kevin de Bruyne, Thomas Meunier and Leandro Trossard were among those who distinguished themselves during Belgium's eight-goal rout of Belarus to secure a place in the World Cup quarterfinals in June.

Belgian captain Eden Hazard set up De Bruyne for a spectacular counterattack, with the Belgian sliding in behind Bartlomiej Dragowski to give them an early lead.

One minute later, Divock Origi had another opportunity but Tim Howard turned away his weak shot. The USA defender made it to half time with a clean sheet but Belgium have started the second half in devastating form.

Germany are now on the backfoot, as they attempt to break down a stubborn Belgium defense. Rudiger sends in a quick corner kick and Muller pokes home at the far post for an impressive 2-0 lead.

On the 88th minute, France had a chance for redemption when Paul Pogba took a free kick from 25 yards out and hit the bar - giving them one last opportunity to equalize!

It was an entertaining match, but Germany's lead was enough to keep them in the game. It marked Germany's second two-goal goal in a World Cup group stage game and they have now won their opening three matches this tournament - also defeating Spain 1-0 in the previous round - their best start since 2006. If you want to watch Saturday's games live on ABC nationally, sign up for either fuboTV or Sling and get your free trial today!

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