European Championship Qualifying - Group I
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Cyprus 0-2 Belgium: Eden Hazard scores again as Red Devils top Euro qualifying group

Eden Hazard playing against Cyprus
Belgium captain Eden Hazard also scored two goals in the victory over Russia on Thursday

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard scored on his 100th appearance for Belgium to help them record a comfortable 2-0 victory over Cyprus and move top of Euro 2020 qualifying Group I.

Hazard fired Belgium into the lead within 10 minutes with a curling effort from inside the box.

Team-mate Michy Batshuayi then rounded the keeper after he was played in by Thorgan Hazard to make it 2-0.

The Crystal Palace striker has scored 13 goals in 25 international matches.

Elsewhere in Group I, Scotland laboured to a 2-0 win over minnows San Marino, while Russia thrashed Kazakhstan 4-0.

World Cup semi-finalists Belgium host Kazakhstan and Scotland in their next set of Euro 2020 qualifiers in June.

Line-ups

Cyprus

  • 12Pardo
  • 13Kousoulos
  • 2Júnior Dossa MomadeSubstituted forGeorgiouat 45'minutes
  • 4Merkis
  • 19Laifis
  • 3Ioannou
  • 15Papoulis
  • 18Artymatas
  • 17Margaça
  • 8AntoniouSubstituted forMakrisat 81'minutes
  • 7EfremSubstituted forSpoljaricat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Panayi
  • 5Vasiliou
  • 6Demetriou
  • 9Mytidis
  • 10Sotiriou
  • 11Avraam
  • 14Makris
  • 16Spoljaric
  • 20Kastanos
  • 21Georgiou
  • 22Michael
  • 23Wheeler

Belgium

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Alderweireld
  • 3Vermaelen
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 21Castagne
  • 8Tielemans
  • 6Dendoncker
  • 16T HazardSubstituted forCarrascoat 68'minutes
  • 14MertensSubstituted forJanuzajat 57'minutes
  • 10E Hazard
  • 23BatshuayiSubstituted forPraetat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Denayer
  • 7Vanaken
  • 9Trossard
  • 11Carrasco
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Casteels
  • 15Mechele
  • 17Origi
  • 18Januzaj
  • 19Praet
  • 20Benteke
  • 22Chadli
Referee:
François Letexier
Attendance:
8,728

Match Stats

Home TeamCyprusAway TeamBelgium
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Cyprus 0, Belgium 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cyprus 0, Belgium 2.

Offside, Cyprus. Kostas Laifis tries a through ball, but Fotis Papoulis is caught offside.

Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Belgium).

Anthony Georgiou (Cyprus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Dennis Praet replaces Michy Batshuayi.

Kostas Laifis (Cyprus) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matija Spoljaric with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Belgium).

Anthony Georgiou (Cyprus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michy Batshuayi (Belgium).

Kostas Laifis (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eden Hazard (Belgium).

Ioannis Kousoulos (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ioannis Kousoulos (Cyprus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cyprus. Andreas Makris replaces Minas Antoniou.

Attempt blocked. Renato Margaça (Cyprus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fotis Papoulis.

Attempt saved. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen with a headed pass.

Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Renato Margaça (Cyprus).

Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Belgium).

Anthony Georgiou (Cyprus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cyprus. Matija Spoljaric replaces Georgios Efrem.

Attempt missed. Adnan Januzaj (Belgium) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Timothy Castagne.

Attempt missed. Fotis Papoulis (Cyprus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kostakis Artymatas.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Yannick Carrasco replaces Thorgan Hazard.

Attempt saved. Michy Batshuayi (Belgium) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a through ball.

Offside, Belgium. Leander Dendoncker tries a through ball, but Thorgan Hazard is caught offside.

Foul by Timothy Castagne (Belgium).

Georgios Efrem (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Adnan Januzaj replaces Dries Mertens.

Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Renato Margaça (Cyprus).

Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michy Batshuayi.

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

Foul by Ioannis Kousoulos (Cyprus).

Foul by Youri Tielemans (Belgium).

Minas Antoniou (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Timothy Castagne (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Dries Mertens (Belgium) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nikolas Ioannou (Cyprus).

goal

As It Stood

A

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E

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I

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2Russia21015323
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4Cyprus21015233
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J

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