In the early morning of October 9th, Beijing time, Belgium and Côte d'Ivoire played a friendly match. In this game, many of the main players in the Belgian team did not play, while Côte d'Ivoire sent players such as Zaha and Pepe to a certain extent to be able to compete with Belgium. In the end, Belgium was in the lead and was tied 1-1 by Côte d'Ivoire.
After the start of the game, Côte d’Ivoire entered the game faster. Pepe staged a one-to-two show. In the last Arsenal game, Pepe came on the bench and directly directed the two goals. It can be seen that he also brought his excellent state to the game. To the national team.
The Belgian team faced off from the bench. Their offensive core fell on Chelsea's Bashuayi, who was loaned to Crystal Palace. In the first half, he got shot opportunities one after another, but unfortunately there was no way to score.
Belgium is the FIFA ranked first team, they created the best third place in history in the last World Cup. In the last round of the UEFA Europa League, they also won 2 games and showed a very good state. There is no denying that the European Red Devils are one of the hottest teams. They are also the champions of the European Cup next year. Popular.
For Côte d'Ivoire, they only ranked 60th in FIFA. They participated in the World Cup 3 times in history, but none of them qualified in the group. Even so, this African elephant team has never lacked well-known stars. From Drogba and Yaya Toure before to Zaha and Pepe, they are all absolute players in the Premier League.
Although the two teams have a huge difference in background strength, Côte d'Ivoire still did not give up the game. Among them, Gladell, who played for the Turkish Super League, scored consecutive shots, but was saved by goalkeeper Minholet. In yesterday's time, Courtois withdrew from the national team training due to injury. It is worth mentioning that in the last national team training, he also withdrew midway, so Mignolet had the opportunity to represent Belgium next. Next, Belgium has to face England and Iceland in 2 UEFA Europa League games.
In the 52nd minute of the game, Bashuayi finally broke the deadlock for Belgium. His teammate ran out from the wing and made a pass. Although Bashuayi's first shot was slapped, his back shot had to successfully score. It is worth mentioning that Bashuayi has scored 7 goals in the first five times on behalf of Belgium, with high efficiency.
After scoring this goal, Bashuayi scored 19 goals for Belgium on 31 occasions, tying De Bruyne's record and ranking 16th in the Belgian scorer list. This season, due to the large number of forwards in the Chelsea team, Bashuayi can only join Crystal Palace on loan, but now it seems that he has maintained a good form. A few days ago, on October 3, Bashuayi had just passed his 27th birthday, and he will be a weapon for the Belgian striker in the European Cup next year.
At the end of the game, Côte d’Ivoire got a penalty kick and Casey made a penalty. In the end, the two sides drew 1-1. Belgium could only get a tie when the substitutes were exhausted.