UEFA Nations League - Group A2
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Nations League: Romelu Lukaku stars as Belgium win in Iceland

Romelu Lukaku (left) celebrates scoring for Belgium
Belgium finished third at this summer's World Cup in Russia

Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku scored the goals as Belgium got their Nations League campaign off to a winning start in Iceland.

Lukaku was bundled over by Sverrir Ingi Ingason in the box for a penalty that Chelsea midfielder Hazard converted to open the scoring.

The Manchester United forward got on the scoresheet himself two minutes later with a close-range finish.

He then added a third with a deft flick nine minutes from full-time.

It was Belgium's first game in the new competition and ended a run of 13 competitive matches unbeaten at home for Iceland, who were hammered 6-0 by Switzerland away in their opening Nations League game on Saturday.

Line-ups

Iceland

  • 1Halldórsson
  • 2SaevarssonBooked at 55mins
  • 5Ingason
  • 6R Sigurdsson
  • 18Magnússon
  • 16Sigurjonsson
  • 8Bjarnason
  • 20HallfredssonSubstituted forTraustasonat 84'minutes
  • 23AF SkúlasonSubstituted forPálssonat 80'minutes
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 22BödvarssonSubstituted forSigthorssonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fjóluson
  • 4Pálsson
  • 7Bjarnason
  • 9Sigthorsson
  • 11Kjartansson
  • 12Schram
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 14Árnason
  • 15Eyjólfsson
  • 17Sigurdarson
  • 19Gíslason
  • 21Traustason

Belgium

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Alderweireld
  • 4Kompany
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 15Meunier
  • 17TielemansSubstituted forDembéléat 80'minutes
  • 6Witsel
  • 11CarrascoSubstituted forChadliat 70'minutes
  • 14Mertens
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10E HazardSubstituted forT Hazardat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Vermaelen
  • 7Verstraete
  • 8Dendoncker
  • 12Sels
  • 13Casteels
  • 16T Hazard
  • 18Vanaken
  • 19Dembélé
  • 20Boyata
  • 21Castagne
  • 22Chadli
  • 23Batshuayi
Referee:
Sergei Karasev
Attendance:
9,710

Match Stats

Home TeamIcelandAway TeamBelgium
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home4
Away20
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Iceland 0, Belgium 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Iceland 0, Belgium 3.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Belgium) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Meunier with a cross.

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland).

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Thorgan Hazard replaces Eden Hazard.

Attempt missed. Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Thomas Meunier.

Foul by Axel Witsel (Belgium).

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nacer Chadli (Belgium).

Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eden Hazard (Belgium).

Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Belgium).

Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Arnór Ingvi Traustason replaces Emil Hallfredsson.

Goal!

Goal! Iceland 0, Belgium 3. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Victor Pálsson replaces Ari Freyr Skúlason.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Mousa Dembélé replaces Youri Tielemans.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Runar Mar Sigurjonsson.

Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Meunier (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Attempt missed. Thomas Meunier (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Nacer Chadli replaces Yannick Carrasco.

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Iceland).

Attempt saved. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Runar Mar Sigurjonsson.

Attempt missed. Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Sverrir Ingi Ingason.

Attempt blocked. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

Thomas Meunier (Belgium) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

Eden Hazard (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hördur Magnússon (Iceland).

Attempt missed. Jan Vertonghen (Belgium) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Attempt missed. Thomas Meunier (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.

Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

A

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1France21102114
2Germany10100001
3Netherlands100112-10

B

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1Switzerland11006063
2Belgium11003033
3Iceland200209-90

C

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1Portugal11001013
2Poland10101101
3Italy201112-11

D

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1Spain22008176
2England100112-10
3Croatia100106-60

E

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1Ukraine22003126
2Czech Rep100112-10
3Slovakia100101-10

F

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1Russia11002113
2Turkey21014403
3Sweden100123-10

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bos-Herze22003126
2Northern Ireland100112-10
3Austria100101-10

H

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1Denmark11002023
2Wales21014313
3R. of Ireland100114-30

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scotland11002023
2Albania210112-13
3Israel100101-10

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland22002026
2Hungary21012203
3Greece21012203
4Estonia200202-20

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bulgaria22003126
2Norway21012113
3Cyprus210123-13
4Slovenia200224-20

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Montenegro21102024
2Serbia21103214
3Romania20202202
4Lithuania200203-30

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Georgia22003036
2Andorra20201102
3Latvia201101-11
4Kazakhstan201113-21

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luxembourg22007076
2Belarus21105054
3Moldova201104-41
4San Marino200208-80

O

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kosovo21102024
2Faroe Islands21013303
3Azerbaijan20201102
4Malta201124-21

P

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1Macedonia22004046
2Liechtenstein21013213
3Armenia210123-13
4Gibraltar200204-40
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