Bélgica y Courtois estropean retorno de Canadá al Mundial

Thibaut Courtois tapa un penal en los primeros compases y Michy Batshuayi marca el gol que bastó para que Bélgica derrotase 1-0 a Canadá en la Copa Mundial, estropeando el retorno del seleccionado norteamericano al torneo tras una ausencia de 36 años

Steve Douglas
miércoles 23 noviembre 2022 21:13

Thibaut Courtois tapó un penal en los primeros compases y Michy Batshuayi marcó el gol que bastó para que Bélgica derrotase el miércoles 1-0 a Canadá en la Copa Mundial, estropeando el retorno del seleccionado norteamericano al torneo tras una ausencia de 36 años.

Los canadienses siguen a la esperar de cosechar un punto e incluso anotar un gol en cuatro partidos en los mundiales. Perdieron sus tres partidos en su participación en México 1986.

Pero se apoderaron de la iniciativa y tuvieron a maltraer a Bélgica, semifinalista del Mundial de Rusia 2018, en el estadio Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. Alphonso Davies — el referente de Canadá - desperdició la mejor oportunidad de la noche cuando su penal fue tapado por Courtois.

Con un Eden Hazard inoperante y Kevin De Bruyne impreciso al circular el balón, Bélgica se persignó a los pases en profundidad desde el fondo. La táctica propició el gol a los 44 minutos. El central Toby Alderweireld pilló mal a la defensa con un pase entrelíneas y Batshuayi apareció para redireccionarlo con la zurda al segundo palo.

Batshuayi fue titular porque el astro Romelu Lukaku arrastra una lesión que posiblemente le impida disputar toda la fase de grupos.

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