Belgian’s Lukaku and De Bruyne lead the team past Germany for the first time since 1954

Belgian won against Germany for the first time since 1954.

The visitors took the lead at the Rhein Energie Stadium in Cologne with a superb five-pass move from deep in their half. Yannick Carrasco, unmarked and with lots of space on the left, rifled home in the sixth minute.

Belgium struck again after some further poor German defending before the hosts could recover. To accomplish this, Kevin De Bruyne passed the ball to Romelu Lukaku, who finished from within the box.


Belgium’s striker Lukaku also scored a hat trick in their 3-0 win over Sweden in their first Euro 2024 qualifier on Friday. His powerful header in the 20th minute could have resulted in another goal.

The Germans, who beat Peru 2-0 on Saturday in their first international since their World Cup exit in Qatar, earned a penalty on the stroke of half-time. Forward Niclas Fullkrug scored his sixth goal in six international matches.

Despite a lively second half, the hosts conceded a third as De Bruyne finished off another swift Belgium move. The German defence was caught napping again.

Serge Gnabry cut the deficit in the 88th minute, but it was not enough to deny new Belgium coach Domenico Tedesco a second win in two matches.