The only quarterfinal at Euro 2016 without a Bayern Munich player involved takes place on Friday when Wales and Belgium face each other in Lille. The match will, however, feature one of the best players in the world in Gareth Bale going against the Belgian attacking trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and Romelu Lukaku.
Belgium will turn their defensive focus to stopping Bale's runs and avoiding giving up free kick at the top the box. Bale’s ability to turn in a free kick makes all of the Welsh free kicks dangerous.
On paper, Belgium should win this game. By himself, Lukaku will draw multiple defenders at nearly all times, opening up space underneath for De Bruyne to operate. With Hazard sweeping in from out wide, one would expect Belgium to win this game by a couple of goals.
However, these games aren’t played on paper. The winner will face Portugal in the semifinals.
Wales vs. Belgium
Location: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France
Time: 9:00 PM local, 3:00 PM ET
TV/Streaming: USA (SiriusXM FC, ESPN3 USA, ESPN Deportes TV, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes Radio), UK (BBC iPlayer, S4C, TalkSport Radio UK, BBC One UK, BBC Radio 5 Live), Canada (TSN1, TSN3, RDS, TSN Radio 1040 | 1410 Vancouver, TSN5), Germany (ORF TV Live Streaming, ORF 1, Sport1.FM, ZDF, SRF zwei)
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