Belgium's Michy Batshuayi left to rue painful goal celebration

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi left to rue painful goal celebration

Belgium have topped Group G at the World Cup after a 1-0 win over England - but forward Michy Batshuayi was left feeling a little sheepish.

Adnan Januzaj scored the only goal of the Kaliningrad contest in the 51st minute but, despite his delightful finish, it was Batshuayi's brilliantly choreographed celebration which dominated the post-match agenda.

The Chelsea striker scooped up the ball after Januzaj's goal and gave it a jubilant boot, possibly aiming for the back of the net.

But unfortunately the striker missed the target from point-blank range and the ball ricocheted back off the post, before smacking into his face.

Batshuayi briefly held his head in pain but luckily the only real damage done was to his pride and the forward went on to complete the full 90 minutes.

Social media was alive to the incident of course, though - and Batshuayi himself was quick to join in the fun.

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi left to rue painful goal celebration

"Fortnite celebrations so overrated bro, I had to create something new," said the 24-year-old, alongside some footage he had 'post'-ed on his Twitter feed.

Amidst the revelry, fans are left to speculate what the maestro might pull out of his hat celebration-wise over the rest of the tournament.

His next opportunity will come on Monday night, when the Belgians take on Japan with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.



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