This served as a wake-up call for the Belgians. Kevin Mirallas and Eden Hazard tried to force through and this paid off when Mirallas equalised on 25 minutes (photo).
Dries Mertens’ effort a couple of minutes later was disallowed for off-side. However, the Red Devils ended the half 2-1 up after Harzard’s 33rd minute spot kick.
The penalty was awarded for a foul on Mirallas inside the box.
The second half saw Simons replace Lombaerts for the Belgians. The pace dropped back a bit. Everton’s Fellaini’s found the back off the next for the Red Devils, but his goal was inexplicably disallowed by the French referee who apparently believed it to be off-side.
Marc Wilmots brought in Jean-François Gillet for the slightly-injured Thibaut Courtois. Gillet hardly had time acclimatise before Drincic shot the Macedonians.
The match ended 2-2. Next Saturday, our national team travels to London to take on England at Wembley.