In a friendly match between Germany and Belgium, new Belgium coach Domenico Tedesco led his team to victory with a dominant 3-1 scoreline. As a former coach of Schalke and Leipzig, he knew the tactics to use against his opponents, and it showed on the pitch. The game started with a furious start from Belgium, as Kevin De Bruyne found space in the center of the pitch and provided an assist to Carrasco for a smashing goal just 9 minutes into the game. Lukaku added to the tally just 2 minutes later, with De Bruyne providing another assist. The Germans were on the ropes for the first half-hour, but managed to survive and even scored from penalty just before halftime.
In the second half, Germany came out much more prepared and had more possession and shots on goal, but it was all in vain as the final result was a defeat on their home soil. Despite the loss, German player Sergy Gnabry managed to score a consolation goal in the 87th minute, and almost scored again with a fantastic solo effort in the penalty area.
Kevin De Bruyne was the man of the match, scoring one goal and providing two assists for his teammates. His performance will spark a lot of debate about the national team in Germany, who have won 20 of 25 meetings with Belgium. However, this time, the visitors were simply too strong.