Belgium vs Slovakia highlights

Belgium vs Slovakia highlights: Slovakia stun Belgium with a 1-0 upset win at Euro 2024

Slovakia stunned Belgium 1-0 in their Euro 2024 opening group game. The Red Devils lost 1-0 in Group E. A defensive error from Belgium saw Slovakia capitalize through Ivan Schranz in the seventh minute.

Slovakia vs Belgium highlights

GOAL (7′): Slovakia takes the early lead through Ivan Schranz. Despite a bright start, the Red Devils fall behind after a horrific defensive error.

Miss (21′): Leandro Trossard fails to put the ball to an empty net from a distance after Kevin De Bruyne put Martin Dubravka under pressure.

Save (40′): Koen Casteels makes a fantastic save from a thunderous Solavkian volley.

Save (55′): Dubravka denies Lukaku’s right-footed shot.

Offside (56′): Lukaku finds the back of the net. But the striker was offside.

Save (59′): Trossard forces a save from Dubravka with his attempt from outside the area.

Miss (58′): Romelu Lukaku hits the sideline from Kevin De Bruyne‘s pass.

Save (63′): Tremendous last-ditch save from Slovakia to prevent Johan Bakayoko’s effort.

GOAL canceled (86′): Lukaku finds the back of the net again. But his goal is ruled out again. Luis Opends hands the ball in the build-up to the goal.

Player of the Match:

Stanislav Lobotka: A midfield masterclass from Stanislav Lobotka. He completed 91.7 % of passes, 47 successful ones. Lobotka won possession eight times and made two interceptions.

Key moment:

Romelu Lukaku has two goals disallowed. The second one was a well-taken strike. It was a dagger to Belgian hopes as Luis Openda was penalized for handball.


Belgium looked far from convincing. The team lacked cohesion and understanding. They were often athletically outdone by Slovakia. If this doesn’t change, the Red Devils won’t have a good Euro 2024. As for Slovakia, they can turn out to be a juggernaut for big teams. Slovakia have carried their impressive qualification form to the main tournament.

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