Belgium hosted Wales in tonight’s round of European Championship Qualifiers, which saw the two teams battle out a 0-0 draw. Wales will undoubtedly be the happier set of players as they retain their spot at the top of group B, although Israel could go ahead of them if they win their game against Kazakhstan. Belgium, who were the favourite for this one, fall to fourth in the group following Cyprus’ 5-0 thrashing of Andorra.
The main talking point before this game, other than Wales’ achievement in the tournament so far, was the tie pitting Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard against one and other. There have been reports over the last week that claim Carlo Ancelotti is looking to sell Bale for a fee of around £90million, in an attempt to bring Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu. It is of course most likely nonsense, but that didn’t take away the added spice it gave the clash.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the game:
Absolutely over the moon with that result!! We have got a fantastic opportunity to qualify, hope we stay focused and see it through #Wales
— Chris Moss (@moss2415) November 16, 2014
Looks like Wales losing top spot tonight with Israel 2-0 ahead but a massive point in Belgium. Israel in March is going to be even bigger.
— Phil Blanche (@philblanche) November 16, 2014
Eden Hazard is something else. https://t.co/gP5M4Pv1ev
— TweetChelseaFC (@TweetChelseaFC) November 16, 2014
Marvellous result for Wales. Would love to see them and @GarethBale11 perform at the Euros.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 16, 2014
Belgium. The latest manifestation of the curse of the golden generation tag. It's becoming the football equivalent of Macbeth for thespians.
— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) November 16, 2014
Be kinds cool to have Wales in the Euros I suppose, the best tournaments need the best players and that means Gareth Bale
— Harry Clark (@HarryClark19) November 16, 2014
https://t.co/Pi3ZbpGBpQ Eden Hazard vs Wales. Daaaamn.
— Drezzy (@Drez_Vevo) November 16, 2014
— jose lugo. (@Lugojose_) November 16, 2014