Belgium and Russia closed an eventful EC-Satday in Saint Petersburg. Both countries kicked off while group mates Finland and Denmark were still busy in Copenhagen: the Red Devils made a difference early in the game, eventually won 3-0 and took first place in Group B.
Romelu Lukaku brought the highlight of the race after ten minutes. The all-time top scorer of The Red Devils benefited from half-hearted defending the Russians, shunled goalkeeper Anton Shunin and looked up the cameras after his 1-0. He then put Christian Eriksen, his unfortunate team mate at Internazionale, a heart under the belt.
The Russians were close to the equalizer shortly afterwards, and in the course of the first half, both teams had to be forced to change. Timothy Castagne and Daler Kuzyayev poped up against each other and both couldnt go on. Castagne was replaced by Meunier, who immediately left his mark. The right back was in the right place after half a rescue from Shunin and made it 2-0.
Yannick Carrasco was still close to 3-0, but the second half went without too many highlights. The Belgians took the foot of the accelerator pedal and the Russians failed to make the race exciting again. Dedryck Boyata was the most dangerous man on behalf of Russia, but escaped his own goal. Just before time, the ice-cold Lukaku created an encore: number two of the night for him and number three for Belgium.
For the time being, Belgium seems to be coming back into action on Thursday. Then the second poultry competition is scheduled against Denmark.