Belgium Struggle To Clinch 3-2 Friendly Victory Over Norway

Belgium laboured to clinch a 3-2 victory over Norway in a friendly played yesterday as they stepped up preparations for the Euros.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku whose brother Jordan started at left-back opened the scoring at the King Baudouin Stadium inside three minutes with a thumping shot from the edge of the box.However, Norway, who fell short in qualifying for the finals in France, drew level through the Bournemouth forward King midway through the first half and a terrific effort from Berisha put them ahead early in the second half.

Belgium defeated Norway 3-2
Belgium defeated Norway 3-2

Belgium’s equalizer arrived 20 minutes from time as Lukaku found Kevin De Bruyne and his cross from the right was headed in by Hazard at the near post.Three minutes after that Belgium got the winner, Toby Alderweireld helping on a corner by substitute Dries Mertens for Ciman to convert.

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It was a first international goal for Ciman, the former Standard Liege defender who moved to MLS last year.His contribution provided a boost to Wilmots, who has lost skipper Vincent Kompany as well as fellow defenders Bjorn Engels, Nicolas Lombaerts and Dedryck Boyata to injury.

The Belgians, who are in Group E at the Euros along with Italy, the Republic of Ireland and Sweden open their Euro bid against Italy in Lyon next Monday.

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