It has not been Romelu Lukaku’s best showing at the 2016 Euros, but he remains the leading scorer of what may be the most talented team left in the competition. But will it be enough today to lead them past the man, Gareth Bale, who has been far and away the best player at the tournament?
Lukaku is the final Evertonian left at the Euros, so we will be rooting for him. But this will be a great test for Bale. With Cristiano Ronaldo on the wrong side of 30 and Lionel Messi continuing to choke on the international stage, this may be the time for Bale to thrust himself right into the center of the “Best Player in the World” discussion.
Not that a berth in the semi-finals of a major tournament alone does that, but he has stood out in a star-studded competition amongst Europe’s elites. It’s time for the 26-year-old to assert his dominance.
Wales vs. Belgium
Date and time: Friday, July 1 at 3:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. WST
Stadium: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille-Metropole, France
How to Watch/Listen
TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes - United States
BBC One, S4C - UK
Radio: SiriusXM FC, ESPN Deportes - US
TalkSport Radio, BBC Radio 5 - UK
Live stream: ESPN3, Watch ESPN, BBC iPlayer