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Lukaku, without a goal there is no World Cup | CHRONICLE

How do you classify in a world if your 10 is not in top shape, your 9 is coming off injury and you only have one man above the level of the whole team. That was Belgium in Qatar 2022a team without having anything to rely on beyond the inventiveness of kevin debruyne. From the semifinals of Russia 2018 to being left out in the group stage and Romelu Lukaku was the designated

And worse if qualifying was at stake against Croatia, which, although it is not the same as four years ago, still keeps in Luka Modric the talent and heart of an entire nation. Thus, it was 0-0 at the close of group E that left the Belgians out. Croatia is still in the race, Morocco is the group leader.

Belgium, a team of ‘bad luck’ or decisions. Only with Kevin de Bruyne in good shape is not enough to meet the demands of a World Cup.

His 9 Romelu Lukaku arrived injured for the World Cup and could barely play minutes against Morocco and the second half against Croatia and with incredible wrong situations. His 10 Eden Hazard almost without activity at Real Madrid -only 6 of the 20 games for the white team-. Its goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who in one game is capable of saving a penalty and in the other ‘eating’ a goal for his stick.

And Belgium ended up playing with the team that suffered to beat Canada and lost to Morocco: with the Hazard brothers, with Ferreira Carrasco, and with a Lukaku who proved to be out of shape, but a 9 of his category and experience cannot fail. under the arch.

If he did not make a mistake when defining was easier, the Croatian defender Joski Gvardiol won the duel, who dressed as a superhero with his mask in the last matches of the match. The SofaScore portal counts 4 missed goal chances by Lukaku. Too much for a 9.

apologies? Maybe. She was coming off a hamstring injury that didn’t keep her coming back in good shape. He was injured on August 29, returned in October for two games and then no more. Only 256 minutes in the season (4 games for Serie A and one for the Champions League) were ‘his preparation for him’.

Two games, a total of 60 minutes of play. Five shots, one to the post and four failed goal chances. All against Croatia, the match that defined their classification.

minute 60, the stick says no.

minute 62 a ball is found in the area and his header goes high.

minute 86 he deflected the ball, but it went close to the post.

minute 89from run over he only had to put the ball in, but the rebound was in the hands of the goalkeeper.

Source: Elcomercio

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