This was a very good game. Both teams had their chances, but France capitalized. Courtois kept Belgium in the game and Hazard played a solid all around game for Belgium. They kept trying to serve in balls from the outside, but could not get the positioning to get a good shot on goal.
Generating Scoring Opportunities
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
They were clearly looking to score in the air and had a handful of good opportunities. But, they were just not enough of a threat. Lukaku never really was in the flow of the game.
Executing Defensive Game Plan
Controlling Offensive Pressure
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
Courtois had to bale them out on a few, but the defense overall was solid. France has some great skill players to make a good defense spin on their heels!
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
Defensive Support & Transition
Lineup & Substitutions
Mertens was a good sub and helped them on the right wing. I can see Belgium wanted to score early and put up the early pressure. When they were turned away, you knew it was going to be a long game for them.