While he thought he had blown the Finnish lock, the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, who will finally seal his victory this Monday at Euro 2021 (2-0), was denied a first goal for an offside hardly noticeable, except for the VAR.
Belgium was full in the preliminary phase of Euro 2021, but the triumph of the Red Devils took time to take shape against Finland (2-0), the fault in particular of the high class saves of a goalkeeper in fire, Hradecky. Impeccable in front of the ghost Eden Hazard, the last bulwark of the Great Duck Owls also took advantage of the awkwardness of the Belgian attackers, including the young and twirling Stade Rennais player, Jérémy Doku, rarely intimidated for his baptism of fire.
Lukaku Releases Frustration
And when the Belgians thought they were getting out of it, it was the video assistance that got involved, to cancel the goal of Romelu Lukaku (67th), offside for just a few centimeters. Terribly frustrating. Especially since the decision of the VAR was celebrated as a goal by the Finnish supporters. But a few minutes later, Vermaelen’s header sealed the outcome of the match, despite a final start from the Finns, by Robin Lod (78th). Romelu Lukaku, the colossus of Inter, doubled the end of the game (81st), with a pivot strike, for his third goal in the competition.
With nine points out of nine, Belgium secured first place in group B. The Scandinavian little Thumb, not far from creating the feat and achieving this dream of a historic qualification finished third and is therefore not yet eliminated. Even if his chances of continuing in the competition are dwindling. With this defeat, Finland, long curled up on its camp, no longer has its destiny in hand and will have to wait, like Ukraine, to know if it should advance to the knockout stages as one of the best. third.