Football News: Lukaku’s Late Goal Disallowed in Belgium’s Shock Defeat to Slovakia at Euro 2024

In a shocking turn of events at the Euro 2024, Belgium suffered a surprise defeat to Slovakia, with Romelu Lukaku’s late goal disallowed due to a controversial VAR decision.

According to Sports Writer Phil Spencer, BBC host Gary Lineker described the decision as “bulls***,” while co-commentator Dean Ashton from talkSPORT also criticized the call, stating that it “feels so, so wrong.”

Lukaku, the powerful striker, had initially looked to have secured a crucial point for Belgium in their Euro 2024 opener, but his effort was controversially ruled out by VAR. The replay showed that Lois Openda had committed a handball offence in the build-up, giving him an advantage on the defender.

“This was not the first time Lukaku had been denied a goal in the match, as he had also been adjudged to be offside earlier in the second half following Leandro Trossard’s cross.”

The game was decided by Ivan Schranz’s seventh-minute strike after a mix-up at the back for Belgium, leaving the team sitting third in Group E, trailing Romania and Slovakia, who are first and second respectively.

talkSPORT will continue to provide live commentary of every game at the Euro 2024, keeping football enthusiasts updated on the latest developments in the tournament.

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