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Emily Wilson·28 March 2023

Belgium win five-goal thriller for historic result in Germany

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Germany and Belgium went head-to-head in a friendly on Tuesday with the visitors coming out on top 3-2.

Scorers: Füllkrug 44′ (P), Gnabry 87′; Carrasco 6′, Lukaku 9′, De Bruyne 78′

The Domenico Tedesco era for Belgium continued its bright start after a historic win over Germany.

Coming off a 3-0 win over Sweden in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Belgium looked to strike against the hosts right from kick off and the brilliance of captain Kevin De Bruyne helped them get there.

The magic of the Manchester City midfielder was again on display as two assists three minutes apart had his side in control before 10 minutes were up.

Yannick Carrasco’s close control and stunning solo shot opened the scoring before Romelu Lukaku doubled things.

It could have been 3-0 by the 20-minute mark too, but Lukaku’s header from a De Bruyne corner hit the woodwork.

Germany were fairly lifeless during the opening half with Florian Wirtz hauled off after half an hour and Leon Goretzka also off due to an ankle injury.

The hosts had a bit of luck go their way right before the break when Niclas Füllkrug’s header was blocked by Lukaku’s arm. Die Mannschaft’s new striker then scored his sixth international goal in only six games for 2-1.

Coming out after the break, Germany looked to ramp up the pressure and controlled the ball on the pitch yet still couldn’t find their finishing touch.

Füllkrug had an effort go over the bar, Timo Werner had a goal ruled offside and Serge Gnabry also saw efforts fall short.

Belgium remained a compact side and held off any potential threat from opponents before a final opportunity arrived to put the game to bed.

Germany’s defence was out of shape and caught flat-footed, allowing Charles De Ketelaere to set up a counter. Leandro Trossard then teed up De Bruyne for Belgium’s third.

The match then ended with some drama as the hosts showed they weren’t down and out just yet. Gnabry had an effort hit off the post before moving away from his man in the box and stabbing home for 3-2.

However it was too little too late in the end and Belgium picked up their first win in Germany since 1910.