Belgium triumph in Germany for the first time since 1954

Belgium triumph in Germany for the first time since 1954
Credit: Belga / Bruno Fahy

Belgium's Red Devils beat Germany 3-2 in Cologne on Tuesday evening, their first away victory over the European giants in over a century.

The last time Belgium ever beat Germany was in 1954, but with a new German coach, on Tuesday night the Red Devils broke the 70-year-old spell to beat Germany.

New Red Devil manager Domenico Tedesco made it a successful return to his homeland, making it two wins in two since his appointment as Red Devils' head coach.

Nine minutes into the match, Belgium were already 2-0 up after goals from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku, both assisted by the Red Devils' new captain Kevin De Bruyne. Belgium could easily have been 4-0 up after strikers Dodi Lukebakio and Romelu Lukaku both missed chances in the 19th and 21st minutes respectively.

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Just before the stroke of half-time however, Germany got a goal back after their striker Niclas Füllkrug converted a penalty in the 44th minute. In the second half, Germany controlled the game.

Germany's offensive efforts came to nothing as the Red Devils' efficient counter-attacking allowed Kevin De Bruyne to make 1-3 in the 78th minute.

Germany's winger Serge Gnabry scored a consolation goal in the 87th minute, but Belgium held on for a historic victory over their German neighbours.

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