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Can we have Man City De Bruyne back?! Belgium winners, losers and ratings as Batshuayi & Courtois keep Canada at bay

Has Belgium's best chance to win a major trophy with their 'Golden Generation' passed? It would appear so.

Roberto Martinez's side actually kicked off their 2022 World Cup campaign with a win, with Michy Batshuayi scoring the only goal of their Group F clash with Canada on Wednesday night, but it was utterly undeserved.

Belgium were battered but the Canucks simply weren't clinical enough, even missing a penalty during a particularly one-sided first half.

Indeed, they had eight shots in the first 15 minutes alone but only one was on target, and that was the Alphonso Davies spot-kick saved by Thibaut Courtois.

Martinez can quite justifiably argue that winning is all that matters on matchday one, but this was a performance that has done little to shake the long-held suspicion that his team is well past its best.

Below, GOAL runs through all of Belgium's winners and losers from a dire display in Al Rayyan in which even Kevin De Bruyne – who somehow scooped the official man of the match award – looked like an imposter...

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