Euro 2020 Qualifying: Thibaut Courtois Drops Clumsy Clanger But Belgium Fight Back To Beat Russia (Photo & Video)

Chris Wright

22nd, March 2019

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Belgium beat Russia 3-1 in their maiden Euro 2020 qualifying game but only did so after conceding a ridiculously unavoidable equaliser early on.

The Red Devils went ahead in the 14th minute, only to get pegged back two minutes later when Denis Cheryshev pounced on a dreadful piece of aimless play by Thibaut Courtois…

Courtois’ lapse season in microcosm, there.

Thankfully, the Real Madrid stopper was bailed out by Eden Hazard, who scored twice – the first a penalty on the stroke of half-time, the second a couple of minutes from full-time – to wrap up the victory.

Asked about the error after the game, Eden Hazard quipped that Courtois had probably been “watching too many videos of my dribbling” in the build-up…

Sooner or later, somebody is going to click that allowing certain goalkeepers to routinely attempt to muck in with the outfield boys is just a recipe for disaster.

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