Belgium v Romania: EURO 2024 Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 21-06-2024 10:06 pm (3 weeks ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 21-06-2024 10:06 PM (3 weeks ago)

Date: Saturday 22nd June, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm
Stadium RheinEnergieStadion
Referee  Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Goal Scorer:

While none of Belgium's starters or substitutes picked up any knocks against Slovakia, Thomas Meunier (thigh) was absent from the squad, while Axel Witsel (adductor) and Jan Vertonghen failed to make it onto the pitch despite being given the green light to make the bench.

Vertonghen has declared himself fit, though, and is an option to replace Yannick Carrasco on the left, but Witsel's participation is still up in the air, while Meunier is not expected back in action until Belgium's final group game versus Ukraine.

Orel Mangala, Dodi Lukebakio and Youri Tielemans are also walking a tightrope after being booked on matchday one, but the latter is a candidate to replace the former in midfield, while Liverpool-linked winger Johan Bakayoko will certainly push to displace Jeremy Doku or Leandro Trossard, albeit probably unsuccessfully.
Belgium possible starting lineup:
Casteels; Castagne, Debast, Faes, Theate; Tielemans, Onana; Doku, De Bruyne, Trossard; Lukaku

As for their buoyant counterparts, a near-perfect afternoon against Ukraine saw Iordanescu's players all emerge unscathed on the physical front, although goalscorer Marin is also one yellow card away from a ban after entering the referee's book on Monday.

Naturally, Romania would be expected to send out an unchanged starting lineup, although local media have reported that Parma winger Valentin Mihaila is a candidate to replace Florinel Coman on the left wing.

Mihaila was apparently overlooked for a starting role against Ukraine due to an illness, although he still came off the bench for the final half-hour and shone in qualifying, where he scored three of the four goals he boasts for his national team.
Romania possible starting lineup:
Nita; Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, Bancu; R. Marin, M. Marin, Stanciu; Man, Dragus, Mihaila
Prediction: Belgium 2-1 Romania

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