Belgium face Poland five days after the debacle against the Netherlands. The match can be watched live on RTL TVI and RTL play.
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37 ‘: Ouch the big buffer against Hazard. Kaminski doesn’t care about the ball and sends a big shoulder kick to our collapsing captain. No foul, play continues.
35 ‘: Witsel takes a yellow card for having put his elbow in the eye of an opponent. The blow was completely unintentional, in a duel.
34 ‘: The Devils remain in the game. The Polish goal came out of nowhere, but it didn’t knock out the Belgians who continue to master the push.
28′: GOOOOO? And yes, against the run of play it is Poland who open the scoring! The inevitable Lewandowski beats Mignolet with a marvel of control. The video is coming.
26′: After 26 minutes, Belgium has 63% possession. It’s still zero to zero, but we have possession, that’s already won.
24′: That’s it, the Belgians find the ball and the Poles are cut off. We are beginning to find a certain cycle in which the Belgians dominate well.
20 ‘: Attention, strong time of the Poles for two minutes. The White Eagles take the ball on their own and push, but no chance yet to their credit.
15′: Michy again! Very well served by De Bruyne, Batshuayi created an opportunity but two then three Poles folded in front of him. He shoots, but the keeper is in the way.
10′: The Belgians start their match devilishly well. There are no more chances as big as the last two, but the players seem determined to play hard. We’re not bored.
6′: SOOO finally that’s what we thought! Batshuayi, again him, sends the ball magnificently into the net of Dragowski, but the Devil is out.
4′: OOOOH what a huge opportunity! Batshuayi recovers and controls the ball well in the adversary rectangle, his shot misses the post. Eden Hazard takes the second ball, but it just misses.
2′: Belgium already put their foot on the ball. We start to build slowly and we set up on the ground.
Everyone is in place. We will begin ! It is the Poles who will kick off after the draw made by the referee.
Roberto Martinez justifies his choices for the composition.
Polish supporters made the trip and took the opportunity to pass through the most beautiful square in the world. We hope for a good atmosphere from all the supporters in the stadium later.
Speaking of stadium, the Devils have arrived.
Lined up alongside Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans will celebrate his 50th milestone tonight with the Devils, Kévin De Bruyne passes him the milestone of the 90th.
Little reminder, the Devils will play tonight with the Red Flames jersey.
Roberto Martinez announced on Tuesday that he would make changes to challenge Poland this Wednesday during the second day of the League of Nations. It is finally four modifications that the coach made to his base eleven compared to the rout against the Netherlands (1-4).
In goal, Simon Mignolet retains his place, like Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld in defence. Dedryck Boyata, little in sight against the Oranje, is replaced numerically by Leander Dendoncker in the Belgian rearguard.
In the middle, Youri Tielemans replaces Hans Vanaken and takes his place alongside Axel Witsel. Thomas Meunier, holder against the Dutch, will take his place on the bench. Timothy Castagne will therefore slide to the right, leaving the left flank to Yannick Carrasco.
In the absence of Romelu Lukaku, out injured on Friday and also forfeited for the match in Wales, Michy Batshuayi will be the leading striker. He will be supported by Kevin De Bruyne and captain Eden Hazard.
Thorgan Hazard, slightly affected and absent against the Netherlands, is back on the scoresheet, like Wout Faes and Loïs Openda. The Speed striker, suspended on Friday, could play his first minutes under the national overcoat.
Like Friday, Brandon Mechele, Thomas Foket, Dennis Praet and Adnan Januzaj will remain in the stands. Amadou Onana and Alexis Saelemaekers, who each missed at least one training session earlier this week, are also not on the scoresheet.
No surprise on the Polish side, Czeslaw Michniewicz having put down on paper the eleven he had announced with, among others, Kamil Glik in defense, Grzegorz Krychowiak in the middle as well as Robert Lewandowski in attack. In goal, Wojciech Szczesny gave way to Bartlomiej Dragowski.