It was expected to be a high-octane clash between France and Belgium, and we certainly weren’t disappointed. It was the first semi-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and both teams played some really good football. When the full-time whistle was blown after 90 minutes, none of the teams would’ve had any regrets.
The final score was 1-0 in favour of France, thanks to a Samuel Umtiti header in the 51st minute of the game – just the third international goal of his career. Belgium kept attacking but weren’t able to get past the French defence which was headed by Raphael Varane, Umtiti and Benjamin Pavard.
However, Lukaku had a slightly off day last night. He had a couple of positions in front of goal that he would’ve mostly scored off, and if he did last night, the outcome could’ve been much different and Belgium could’ve landed themselves a World Cup final. However, that wasn’t the case as the Manchester United striker was slightly off his best yesterday.