Egypt lose 3-0 to Belgium in last friendly ahead of World Cup
With goals from Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini, Belgium defeated Egypt in their last friendly ahead of the World Cup.
Despite suffering a 3-0 defeat against the Red Devils, the Pharaohs have shown a much better offensive side of their game, putting a lot of pressure on Belgium’s defense at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels.
The Pharaohs’ biggest chance came when Mohamed Abdel-Shafy delivered a pinpoint cross to Marwan Mohsen whose header went wide.
Lukaku scored first for Belgium with a rebound after veteran keeper Essam El-Hadary stopped Hazard’s shot and the No.10 fired the second after an error from Ahmed Fathi against Yannick Carrasco who crossed the ball to Hazard to end the first half 2-0.
Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet was introduced in the second half and as soon as he entered he hit the ground running with Egypt’s first shot on target yet it was found between Thibaut Courtois’s hands. Minutes later, Ramadan Sobhi had another effort saved by the goalie.
Trezeguet continued his virtuoso performance with a brilliant pass to Sobhi, sending him in-front of goal but the wide man was too slow to make a shot.
In the stoppage time, Michy Batshuayi dribbled past Ali Gabr and gave Marouane Fellaini his chance to make it 3-0.
The Pharaohs failed to score and Belgium walked out of the game with three goals and a clean sheet. This marked Egypt’s final friendly ahead of the World Cup as they drew with Kuwait and Colombia during their final preparation camp ahead of the showpiece tournament.
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