‘Were you watching the same game as me?!’ must be amongst one of the most frequently used phrases by football fans.
The intention here then is to highlight moments that were without doubt important, yet that can easily get missed, particularly if they weren’t goals.
This may turn out to be be one for the purists, but if that means getting a more balanced understanding of what we’re watching, then that’s all to the good.
Jan Vertonghen had a great game as Belgium beat Scotland in their international friendly, by 4 goals to 1.
While Hazard, Lukaku and Batshuayi ran amok up front, Verts quietly sweeped as he cleaned at the back.