Romelu Lukaku scored a brace for Belgium to spare Thibaut Courtois’ blushes in a 4-2 victory over Denmark.
Roberto Martinez’s facet will be a part of Italy, France and Spain at subsequent yr’s UEFA Nations League finals after securing high spot in Group A2.
After one other great show in opposition to England on Sunday, former Chelsea and Manchester United striker Lukaku confirmed the world but once more simply how gifted he’s in entrance of purpose.
The primary of his two targets was considerably opportunistic, however the second was a traditional centre-forward’s header which Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had no probability of stopping.
Lukaku has scored 17 targets in his final 14 worldwide appearances for the Crimson Devils, together with 5 in 5 on this season’s competitors.
Ought to he rating three extra occasions for his nation, Lukaku will transfer onto 60 targets at worldwide degree. No different Belgium participant has even reached 40!
Lukaku’s prolific kind for his nation mustn’t come as a shock; the 27-year-old additionally has seven targets in eight appearances for Inter Milan this season.
It was not all plain crusing for the No.1 ranked facet on the planet, nevertheless, with Actual Madrid ace Courtois residing each goalkeeper’s nightmare.
Former Spurs and West Brom midfielder Nacer Chadli despatched a easy backpass in direction of the shot-stopper, who may solely watch because the ball rolled below his proper boot and into the again of the online.
Though it should go down as a Chadli personal purpose, the glovesman was really in charge and he may solely look on despondently at his inconsolable teammate.