World Club Championship

World Cup: Michy Batshuayi to the rescue as Belgium steals narrow win over Canada

by: Evolve


At the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday night, Belgium’s World Cup campaign began with a close victory over an excellent Canada team.

World Cup: Michy Batshuayi to the rescue as Belgium steals narrow win over Canada
Michy Batshuayi celebrating his World Cup goal for Belgium vs Canada

The second match of Group F’s first round between Belgium and Canada was unquestionably won by Thibaut Courtois, the Real Madrid and Belgium goalkeeper.

Canada had a great first half and even had a penalty kick saved by Davies before Belgium took the lead soon before halftime.

The Belgian team then grabbed control of the game in the second half and defeated their tough opponent with ease.

Three of the 22 shots that Canada launched at the Belgian goalpost were on target, but only nine shots were directed at Canadian goalie Milan Borjan’s post.

Within the 90 minutes of the game, each team had 4 corners played.

In the 44th minute of the first half, Michy Batshuayi gave the Belgian side the lead, ensuring their team sealed maximum three points and group supremacy.

Toby Alderweireld, 33-year-old Royal Antwerp defender, assisted Batshuayi and the forward made no mistake as he slid the ball into the open Canadian goal.

In the second half, Canada continued to attack more aggressively, but they were unable to score.

At this point, Belgium has triumphed in 11 of its previous 13 World Cup games.

After the first round of Group F matches, Morocco and Croatia are tied on points.

The following game, which begins on Sunday, features Belgium vs. Morocco. Soon after, Canada will battle Croatia.




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