Belgium vs Slovakia: VAR Deny Romelu Lukaku Twice as Belgium Lose Their Opening Match Against Slovakia

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Belgium vs Slovakia: Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku was denied twice by VAR against Slovakia in Belgium’s opening match in the Euro 2024.

The Slovakia national team started the game as a second fiddle but grew into the game after scoring a goal in the 7th minute of the game through Ivan Schranz.

Lukaku scored the equaliser in the 56th minute of the second half, and it was ruled out for offside after a VAR check.

Romelu Lukaku’s second goal was ruled out after Lois Openda used his hands to push the ball in the buildup to the goal. After VAR intervention, it was ruled out for handball.

The Belgium side were the better team in the match against Slovakia, but they failed to convert the easiest chances in the game, with Romelu Lukaku missing three clear chances.

To avoid going out of the tournament very early, Belgium need to defeat the Ukraine national team and the Romania national team.

How Belgium National Team Failed to beat Slovakia National Team In The Euro 2024

The first chance came in the third minute of the game, with Romelu Lukaku forcing Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka into an excellent save.

Despite being on top of the game in the first five minutes, the Belgium national team fell behind in the seventh minute of the game with an excellent goal from Schranz.

Belgium vs Slovakia

Slovakia national team goalkeeper Dubravka made a horrible mistake with the ball after he gave it to Kevin De Bruyne. The Manchester City skipper quickly gave the ball to Leandro Trossard, whose shot went wide.

Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana directed a header towards the Slovakia national team goal post in the 36th minute, but Dubravka was there to make an excellent save.

The Slovakia national team almost had the second goal in the 40th minute of the game, with Belgium goalkeeper Koen Casteels stopping the ball from going into the net.

Another chance was created for Romelu Lukaku in the 42nd minute, but the striker was not expecting the ball, and his first touch was extremely poor.

The second half started with the Slovakia national team having another chance with a nearly perfect shot from Lukas Haraslin. The attacker’s attempt was saved by Belgium goalkeeper Casteels.

Romelu Lukaku continued to torment Slovakia national team goalkeeper Dubravka, who was forced into another save in the 55th minute of the game.

Lukaku scored in the 56th minute of the game, but it was ruled out for offside after VAR intervention.

Romelu Lukaku scored the second goal of the game against the Slovakia national team, but it was ruled out for handball in the build-up to the goal.

Lois Openda, who created the chance for Lukaku, adjusted the ball with his hands on his way to creating the chance for the striker.


What Next For Belgium And Slovakia

The Belgium national team are expected to face the Romania national team on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. The match is expected to be a difficult one for the Belgium side.

The Slovakia national team will play against the Ukraine national team on Friday, June 21, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

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