It may have been a dead rubber, but neither Belgium nor Wales made it look that way in their World Cup qualifier this evening.
Belgium have won the Group and Wales are out, but pride was at stake in the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels.
And Wales certainly came away with plenty of it - drawing 1-1 against a team tipped as a dark horse for next summer’s World Cup.
And there was plenty of Premier League interest in the game - with two London clubs having a particular effect on the outcome.
The new series of Made In Chelsea may have started this week, and Belgium demonstrated their own tribute with the first goal. Romelu Lukaku, currently on loan at Everton, set up Kevin De Bruyne for the home nation, with the attacking midfielder giving his nation the lead on 64 minutes.
The pair may not be in the immediate plans of Jose Mourinho, but they certainly are regulars for Belgium under Marc Wilmots.
But if Belgium thought this was going to be yet another comfortable victory - they had not counted on one of European footballs form players popping up and spoiling the party.
Craig Bellamy, in his final Welsh international before retirement, earned the assist for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey - who slotted the ball underneath loaned out Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois.
It was the midfielder’s tenth goal in 15 games this season for club and country - which is a sensational turnaround for a player widely criticised by sections of his own support last season.
Here are the goals from the game …
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