Belgium versus France perfectly represents the reason why many people fell in love with football.
This game was all shades of thrilling, stunning and pulsating as France came from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 and book a place in the UEFA Nations League final against Spain on Sunday.
Belgium looked the better side in the first half and drew the first blood on the 37th minute through Yannick Carrasco. And just 3 minutes later, Romelu Lukaku doubled Belgium's lead with a sublime goal from an impossible angle.
Receiving a pass from De Bruyne, Lukaku dummied the ball to confuse his marker before pulling off a magnificent finish from a very difficult position.
This is a goal worthy of a player that recently broke Chelsea's transfer record by rejoining the Blue Army in a £98 million mega money deal. Unfortunately, we've only seen glimpses of what Lukaku can do in a Blue shirt, with the 28-year old struggling to score for Chelsea in 5 consecutive games across all competitions prior to today's match against France.
As the Belgium coach Roberto Martinez rightly said, Lukaku is a player who can do "everything" on the pitch. He's someone who can play with his back to goal or make those intelligent, powerful runs in behind, and we witnessed it when he scored the second goal of the game for Belgium this evening.
Perhaps, Tuchel should watch Lukaku's performance in Turin and see where he's probably getting it wrong in managing the striker, else it could become a big problem for him on the long run if the forward fails to hit the same heights he did last season at Inter Milan.
Lukaku almost grabbed the winning goal for Belgium 3 minutes from time only for VAR to cancel it before Theo Hernandez eliminated the Red Devils with a 90th minute stunner.
Nevertheless, one positive from tonight's result for all Chelsea fans should be seeing Lukaku back on the score sheet, but admit it or not, he may struggle for goals again once he's back at the club, unless Tuchel comes up with a much needed remedy.
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