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Belgium 5-1 Luxembourg

Romelu Lukaku scored hat-trick in Belgium's 5-1 win against Luxembourg

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick as Belgium warmed up for the World Cup with a 5-1 win against neighbours Luxembourg in Genk.

Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj made his international debut as a substitute in Monday's victory.

Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli and ex-Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored the other goals.

Belgium have been drawn alongside Algeria, Russia and South Korea in Group H at next month's World Cup.

They have not played at a major tournament since reaching the last 16 at the 2002 World Cup, but are considered one of the dark horses in Brazil after an impressive qualifying campaign.

Belgium won eight and drew two of their 10 qualifying fixtures, in a group which contained Wales and Scotland.

Januzaj, born in the Belgian capital Brussels to Kosovan-Albanian parents, opted to represent his country of birth in April. He could have played for Kosovo, Albania, Turkey, Serbia or, potentially in the future, England.

The 19-year-old is one of 12 Premier League players in Marc Wilmots's provisional 24-man squad.

Line-ups

Belgium

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Bossut
  • 2AlderweireldSubstituted forVanden Borreat 45'minutes
  • 5VertonghenSubstituted forLombaertsat 77'minutes
  • 8Fellaini
  • 4KompanySubstituted forvan Buytenat 45'minutes
  • 3Vermaelen
  • 11MirallasSubstituted forJanuzajat 45'minutes
  • 6WitselSubstituted forDefourat 45'minutes
  • 9LukakuSubstituted forOrigiat 61'minutes
  • 7De Bruyne
  • 10E HazardSubstituted forChadliat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Mignolet
  • 14Mertens
  • 15van Buyten
  • 16Defour
  • 17Origi
  • 18Lombaerts
  • 19Dembélé
  • 20Januzaj
  • 21Vanden Borre
  • 22Chadli
  • 23Ciman
  • 24Kaminski

Luxembourg

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Moris
  • 18Jans
  • 3Jänisch
  • 17MutschBooked at 71mins
  • 5Schnell
  • 2Chanot
  • 9Da MotaSubstituted forLaterzaat 77'minutes
  • 6PhilippsBooked at 58minsSubstituted forHolterat 83'minutes
  • 13Joachim
  • 7GersonSubstituted forTurpelat 88'minutes
  • 11Bensi

Substitutes

  • 1Joubert
  • 4Hoffmann
  • 8Bastos
  • 10Payal
  • 14Laterza
  • 16Martins
  • 19Holter
  • 20Turpel
  • 21Deville
  • 23Schinker
Referee:
Tom Hagen

Match Stats

Home TeamBelgiumAway TeamLuxembourg
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Belgium 5, Luxembourg 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Belgium 5, Luxembourg 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Belgium 5, Luxembourg 1. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty Belgium. Divock Origi draws a foul in the penalty area.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Mathias Jänisch (Luxembourg) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Luxembourg. David Turpel replaces Lars Gerson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Belgium) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Laurent Jans.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Luxembourg. Dwayn Holter replaces Chris Philipps.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adnan Januzaj (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Philipps (Luxembourg) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Nacer Chadli.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Steven Defour (Belgium).

  15. Post update

    Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Belgium. Nicolas Lombaerts replaces Jan Vertonghen.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Luxembourg. Tom Laterza replaces Daniel Da Mota.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Philipps.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Belgium. Kevin De Bruyne tries a through ball, but Nacer Chadli is caught offside.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Belgium 4, Luxembourg 1. Nacer Chadli (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 26th May 2014

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